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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: M Purity/B&W
From: "Austin Franklin" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 14:01:37 -0400

> 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.

Tri-X is a very sharp film, with proper development.  Also, grain can be
reduced substantially, again, with proper D-76 1:1.

> > 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.

How do you develop it?  Please be precise.  Also, how large are you printing
that this is causing you a 'problem'?

Replies: Reply from Christer Almqvist <> ([Leica] Tri-X -- was M Purity/B&W)
Reply from "Mxsmanic" <> (Re: [Leica] Re: M Purity/B&W)