Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 3200 rating
From: (Chuck Albertson)
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 16:49:12 -0700
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It's been a couple of years since I shot T-Max 3200 (switched to Delta
3200), but when I did I exposed it at an EI of 3200 and developed per
Kodak's recommended time and temperature in T-Max developer (these days, I
might use Xtol). I didn't really like going for the higher indices, though
many people do so with some success. Oddly for a negative film, I got best
results when I metered with an incident meter, as giving too much exposure
can lead to blown-out highlights. Both T-Max 3200 and Delta 3200 give
phenomenal results in dim light---you'll see stuff in the negatives and the
prints that you weren't aware of when you took the shot.

Chuck Albertson
Seattle, Wash.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Shier" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 4:13 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] 3200 rating

> I have shot it at 3200 indoors in poor incandescent lighting with some
> results. I believe Kodak recommends 1600, 3200, and 6400. You can see some
> samples on Tony Rowlett's Noctilux page
> ( and elsewhere on his site.
> Click the small pictures to get the complete details.
> Peter Shier
> Greensboro, NC
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 6:39 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] 3200 rating
> I am going to a wedding saturday taking my M6 loaded withTmax 3200 B and
> I
> need suggestions for  rating the speed. I have seen 800, 1600, etc.
> I have seen several posts in the past, but need an update.
> j zarick, cinn ohio

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