Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Scala
From: "Steve Barbour" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 15:55:33 -0700
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Doug..I just looked at your beautifully toned images.. nice work. almost
sepia toned. I wondered if they were color balanced in Photoshop using a
color balance??...Scala is a "color process" film I believe ...and maybe
that's why they have this appearance...vs a grey scale balance that would
render them more typically B&W in appearance....?
- -----   Steve

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From: "Douglas Cooper" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 3:43 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: Scala

> On 3/21/01 3:07 PM, Leica Users digest expressed the following:
> >
> > Douglas - how were you printing Scala - on Type R paper?  Presumably for
> > digital types it would scan just like a regular tranny?
> >
> > Paul
> Ah.  I am the guy on the LUG -- probably the only guy -- who  knows how to
> print only in color.  So when I talk about printing Scala, I mean having
> *other people* print Scala for me.  I haven't used the film in some time,
> but back when I did the recommended route was a scan, and the personal
> scanner was still a joke, so it meant an expensive drum scan.  I suppose
> could do an interneg (with loss of detail?  dunno), or a Cibachrome of
> sort.  But the process was expensive, now matter which way you looked at
> Yeah, these days I'd go digital.   Come to think of it, maybe now's the
> for me to start shooting Scala again.  It really is wonderful stuff.  You
> can't really judge from these -- I'm not very good yet at putting my black
> and white work on the Web -- but all of the pictures starting with the
> following URL were shot on Scala:
> cheers,
> Douglas Cooper