Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/07

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Subject: [Leica] Re: which do you prefer, 24 or 36 exposure rolls?
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 11:32:12 -0400
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I usually use 24 for color and 35 (yes 35) for black and white. Why? I
don't like the color film to sit in the camera unused for long. 35 in black
and white (I bulk load) will fit the plastic negative pages nicely and fit
standard binders.

(with my Mamiya 7II I use rolls of 10.  :-)  )

Ken Wilcox

At 9:38 -0500 1/7/1, a fine scholar, Austin Franklin wrote:

>I am curious what others prefer and why.  I have been shooting 36 exposure
>rolls for ever, and I am finding I really don't like handling them and
>storing them, and am considering switching to 24 exposure rolls.
>One reason I am considering the switch is I could fit the entire roll on one
>scanable contact sheet and use a standard 8 1/2 wide scanner...  I bought a
>tabloid size scanner just to scan the 36 exposure (which always works out to
>be more than 36 with the Leica...) rolls in the PrintFile sleeves...and it
>works OK.  Also, the sleeves don't fit in the standard three ring binders I
>use for my MF storage (too wide)...I'm sure someone makes extended
>binders...but I haven't found them yet, not that I've looked that hard mind
>Just curious what and why others choose 36 or 24...

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Ken Wilcox                                Carolyn's Personal Touch Portraits
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