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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] RE: Re: Re: M Purity/B&W
From: "Austin Franklin" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 14:30:35 -0400

> >Jim, How is sharpness/acutance and tonality compared to Tri-X
> (developed for
> >fine grain)?
> I don't know how to describe it. Tri-X has grain. T400CN doesn't.

I'd assume T400CN has die clouds?

> I've
> never tried to develop Tri-X for very fine grain. It works best by
> exploiting it's edge effect via its grain structure. Trying to develop
> conventional grained film (Tri-X, Plus-X, etc.) in a "fine grain"
> developer
> produces unsharp results.

I've been using D-76 1:1 for ever, and I get very sharp results with
"reduced" grain, and I really like the results.  I did not like Microdol

I'll pick up a few rolls of T400CN and see how it scans compared to Tri-X.
I can scan at 5080, so that should give me something pretty good to look at.