Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat
From: "Rodgers, David" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 10:59:58 -0500


Nice photos. Very colorful. 

Have you ever tried Hamrick's Vuescan on your LS-30? Does multi pass
scanning and greatly lowers the noise in those underexposed shadows. Makes
it a 12-bit scanner, essentially. Allows you to adjust levels and color
balance in 16 bit mode in Photoshop. The interface is pretty simple. Very
nice for batch scanning. All for $40.

Your images are nice, especially considering the lighting; which as you say
can be tricky. I like Nikonscan. I use it half the time, Vuescan the other
half.  I find Vuescan really handy on chromes. Pushes the limits of the


- -----Original Message-----
From: SonC (Sonny Carter) []
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:20 PM
Subject: [Leica] Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

I shot the final dress rehersal of the University Summer Theater's "Joseph
and the Amazing Tecnicolor Dreamcoat"  Saturday Night; The director and
choreographer agreed, only because I had been at try-outs shooting with my
M6, and they had not noticed the noise of the camera.  :>D

Anyhow, as many of you know, using "available light" at a stage play is
risky business, because those lighting techs can change the level right now!

I shot with my 28mm Elmarit on the Leica CL, and my 90 tele-elmarit on the
M6.  I was shooting Superia 800 and scanned with my Nikon Coolscan III,
using the 3.1 software.

Photoshop work was just to nudge the black level, so the underexposed shadow
area would not have that 800 grainy look.

Anyhow, here's the site.  Hope you enjoy  it.  There are some tickets left
for weekday performances!    Dinner and the show is $14. See, it pays to
live in a small town sometimes.

Regards, SonC

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