Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/02

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Film flatness and sharpness...
From: Austin Franklin <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 08:41:51 -0400

> Austin, we've been over this. Film flatness is an issue; I've proven it
> sufficiently to myself (and I believe myself in this objective test :-)).

We've gone around on this, all people do is make the claim, but NO ONE has 
substantiated the claim!

Please, please, show me some shots done with an MF (preferably Hasselblad) 
that shows film flatness is an issue.  I know it can be MADE to be an 
issue, but in the normal course of shooting it IS NOT an issue.  I have 
tens of thousands of negatives from my Hasselblads, and I have never, nor 
has anyone else, in 25 years that I have been using MF cameras, said in any 
way, shape or form, this 'supposed' phenomenon has degraded an image.

Please publish your test procedure and the results for peer scrutiny.

There are just so many other things that have a significant effect on your 
resultant image, and film flatness is NOT one of them.