Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Help! Perplexing development problem (D400/Xtol)
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 22:21:05 -0500

on 3/27/01 9:17 PM, henry at wrote:

> I guess I don't "get it" since no one else seems to want faster films in
> 4X5.
> If you do something nutty like photograph people with a 4X5 then you'd
> want faster film. Its 2 stops and sometimes it matters. f8 at 1/30 is way
> better than f8 at 1/8. For a rock it hardly matters but people move. Or
> even outdoors and you're photographing a big group and you need every
> stop even in daylight. 2 more stops helps!

I agree completely. For available light work of human beings YOU NEED SPEED
IN 4x5. 400 is a minimum. I am about to try 25 sheets of T400 CN which is
supposed to be eminently shootable @ 800. But I could use another stop.

- -- 
John Brownlow

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