Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Two more
From: "Roy Zartarian" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:55:54 -0500

Let me second Richard's suggestion. Even with my drydown 
percentages developed according to Ansel's procedures (including 
the microwave), I found that the early batches of prints for the 
recent exhibit were too dark after drying.  Then I realized that I was 
looking at the wet prints under a light far brighter than that under 
which the prints would normally be seen.


On 12 Jan 2001, at 21:46, wrote:

> In a message dated 01/12/2001 10:15:36 PM, writes:
> << Got to learn about dry-down, though.  I'm discovering the hard way that it
> compresses the tonal range: both blacks and white move towards grey. >>
> Martin,
> Try a smaller wattage inspection light.  If you experience dry-down your 
> light is too bright.  I learned this from Bruce Barnbaum's book, and it 
> changed my life.
> Richard Wasserman

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