Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/19

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Cold light
From: Austin Franklin <>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 10:22:10 -0400

> You MUST reduceyou developing times from the "standard" Kodak times by 
about > 25%; even better, use a compensating developer like Rodinal or 
Acutol (better) AND > reduce your times by 25%. This will give a MUCH 
better result with the condenser > than youcan get with cold light. Trust 

Been there, done that.  Not even close.  I get a far better tonal range, 
and much better definition with my cold light than any procedure I have 
ever tried with a condenser.  The incandescent light source just can't do 
what the cold light source can...

I also overdevelop my negatives by %30 for cold light printing.

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