Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: M Purity/B&W
From: "Mxsmanic" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 18:58:41 +0200
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Pete Su writes:

> I think the point that is often missed is that
> this "fact" has almost nothing to do with whether
> you will get good pictures out of a Leica when
> you have Tri-X loaded.

If you are defining "good" to include things like grain and resolution, which
you must do if you are talking about lens quality, then Tri-X does not produce
good pictures.

> I shoot almost 100% of my black and white on
> Tri-X in 35mm or 120 because I like the look of
> the film and I like to be able to hand hold
> pictures most of the time.

So do I.  But the film is so grainy that cropping is out of the question, and
fine details are usually invisible.

In reply to: Message from Pete Su <> (Re: [Leica] Re: M Purity/B&W)