Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Very Low Light Low Contrast
From: BrutuS <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 02:31:33 -0800

>> > How about (very) low light and low contrast-
>> > does anyone have reliable film and developer combinations?
>> > Supplemental lighting is not an option here, and difficult even to give
>> > more exposure.
>> >
>> > (So far I have tried both Delta 3200 and TMZ, various times in TMAX
>> > developer (and a recent try with Xtol 1:1)- negatives remain thin/flat and
>> > hard to print)
>> >
>> > --
>>It sounds like you are under exposing. And very possibly over developing.
>>I do well in high contrast low light conditions with Neopan 1600 1:3 at
>>12 minutes And Leica glass.
Yes, underexposing- can't use a longer exposure and trying to keep some DOF.
So looking for faster effective film spped and/or or more effective pushing
for the
low contrast scene. Some compromise to get the shot at all...

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