Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: quadtones rule!
From: "lea" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 08:22:16 -0600
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Congratulations on all your learning.

Don't you just love this sport? Keep at it...there's a lifetime of good
things ahead of you.

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From: "Eric" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 5:22 AM
Subject: [Leica] OT: quadtones rule!

> I'm going to assume that I'm not the very last LUGger to get a scanner and
> printer.  (Big assumption, I know.)  For everybody who already thinks this
> is pretty obvious, go ahead and ignore the rest.  :)
> I was talking with Mr. Split Printer (or is that Split Personality?)
> himself, Mark Rabiner, who told me I shouldn't be printing black & white
> images with black ink.  Whoudda thunk I'd get better B&W prints by using 3
> colors + black?  Wet or dry (split printing conventionally or
> inkjetting)...with his advice, my prints just keep looking better and
> better!
> I've also discovered the evils of having other people process your film.
> The tiny scratches didn't show up as much when I was printing my negs in
> darkroom, but they *really* show up scanned at 4000 dpi.
> I've also discovered that autofocusing on a baby's eyes with a 35mm lens
> isn't the same as manually focusing with my M6 and a 35mm lens.  The
> difference doesn't show up that much in a print when viewed from a normal
> distance, but the difference blown up is pretty astounding.
> Eric
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