Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/21

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Subject: [Leica] Image Sharpness at f8 / f16 and Kodak T400CN
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 12:35:08 +1000

I'm still a newbie to Leica and the list really,
I have a couple of questions, please forgive me if they seem basic,
but I trying to learn.

1:  After reading a thread on the clarity of a picture at f16, there was
some discussion
about using which f stop for maximum sharpness etc.?

If I am after an image with a large depth of field and maximum sharpness,
the image meets the criteria (hyperfocus?), then am I best to shoot it at
say f16 or say f8 ?     I've just been blasting away at 16 as the lens
pulls that
much light, but now I am wondering, if I should be stopping back or not?
Actually - forget the depth of field, will f8 be sharper than f16?

2: Different question altogether:  Using the B&W C41 T400CN film, I realise
the lab
prints these negs onto colour paper.
Is it possible to print these negs using your own enlarger at home, onto
black and white paper?
This may be a silly question, but I was wondering if there was a colour
imbalance, or maybe
you need to use a filter etc.?  Or maybe just suck it and see, as I am sure
I will, but if anyone
has comments, or done this,  then please let me know.

G'day from down under


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