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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: M Purity/B&W
From: "Rodgers, David" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 12:14:06 -0500


Not sure I agree with your last statement. In some types of photography
sharpness and resolution play a pretty important role in the overall mix.
Priorities aren't always the same. Depends on the objective.    


- -----Original Message-----
From: Pete Su []
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: M Purity/B&W

> Mxsmanic wrote:
> >>> The fact that Tri-X Pan 400 is a very grainy film of fairly low
> resolution.<<<<

I think the point that is often missed is that this "fact" has almost
to do with whether you will get good pictures out of a Leica when you have
Tri-X loaded.

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
the time.

The bottom line is, if you get a good photo, you are never "wasting" your
equipment. Resolution and sharpness, IMHO, is a relatively minor aspect of
picture "quality."


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