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Subject: Re: [Leica] Arne's PAW 1 for 2002
From: "Julian Koplen" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 23:02:27 -0500
References: <20020104150306.F24EA201C@arne-nb.helme-intra> <003e01c195e9$3ae9bd40$c5631b3f@5lgcn01>

Oops.  That should have been Kodak Gold 400 Gen 2.

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From: "Julian Koplen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Arne's PAW 1 for 2002


I found a reference on a newsgroup that says NPH with Vuescan does better
when you select Kodak Gold Gen 2 and do Hamrick's "advanced workflow
suggestions".  I tried it, and even without the "advanced workflow" it
helped a lot.  Still, not a pleasure to scan.  Pity.  Using PWPro, I also
did better by going into color, using the eyedropper on the red channel, and
bringing the red curve down just in the area where the eyedropper sample
intersects that curve.  Perhaps that could also be helpful with your Fuji

Trying to learn.........Julian

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From: "Arne Helme" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Arne's PAW 1 for 2002


I usually rate the XP2 Super at EI250 to obtain fine grain both in the
and highlight areas of the negative.  Only in low light situations I rate it
at EI400. XP2 Super is a nice compromise for someone like me who wants to do
both darkroom and digital printing.  I also like the tonality of this film a

BTW, all pictures were scanned with an LS-4000 using Vuescan to provide the
final output files.  I had some problems with the NPZ, though, and had to
tweak the red values a lot in order to remove a strong red cast.  It took
efforts to get a decent scan from the NPZ than from Portra 800.  I may
therefore go for the Portra 800 again the the future.

- -- Arne

In message <007b01c1952b$85dd74e0$fa631b3f@5lgcn01>,
"Julian Koplen" writes:
>I really enjoyed your indoor and outdoor work with the Fuji XP2 Super.  The
>tonality is very pleasing to me.  Would you mind telling us at what E.I.
>were rating the film for these shots?
>The color picture on Fuji NPZ has the same very warm skin tones that I have
>been dealing with in a series of indoor snapshots I did with Fuji NPH,
>I purchased explicitly for its reputation for superior rendering of skin
>tones.  At first I blamed my scanner or the indoor lighting.  Lately I read
>that it scans pink but prints beautifully with conventional darkroom
>methods.  How has your general experience been with NPZ and "the warmth
>Again, my compliments..............Julian

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