Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/24

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Subject: [Leica] A combination that works for me
From: "Bill Butz" <>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 09:19:24 -0700

First let me introduce myself. My name is Bill Butz and I am a retired
Chemist living on the central coast of California.I have used Leicas since
the mid-forties.
    The combination that I now use is both digital and wet darkroom work. I
photograph mainly Grandchildren and details of nature. I use a M6 loaded
with Tech Pan rated at a speed of 100. I develop in a modified POTA
    I mount the keeper negatives in Polaroid snap mounts and scan them at
1200dpi on my HP Scanjet 6300c. This gives me a small file of about 7MB,
which is easy for me to handle on my computer.
     I print them with my Epson 870 on Matte paper in a 6X8inch size. I use
the Sepia setting. This gives a Duotone effect with the black printing in
the shadows. I mount them in 11X14 (8X10 id) mats which gives a nice white
space. If I really like a print I go into my darkroom and make a cropped
11X14 inch silver print. The digital print gives a lot of information on
what is in the negative. I would like to hear what others are doing in this
regard. Bill

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