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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: quadtones rule!
From: Rei Shinozuka <>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 10:31:02 -0500 (EST)

scanning in my stuff and looking at it at high magnification
is what pushed me to return to doing my own B&W processing.  not only
the scratches and spots, but also the inconsistency.  one time i'd be
amazed at how smooth D3200 could look, other times, horrified that
i could perceive grain in contact sheets!

the same goes for color... i'm considering breaking out the old jobo
and returning to the fun world of color processing.

as our eyes and our minds become more and more critical,
we're always rediscovering a new weakest link.

- -rei

> From: "Eric" <>
> 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 the
> 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.
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