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Subject: Re: [Leica] "Ideal format?"
From: "Mike Durling" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 19:34:40 -0500
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From: "Henning Wulff" <>

> Hmmmm. My lab will make 4x6 prints machine prints from 6x9, or 4x11
> or 5x13.5 machine prints from Xpan negs, or 4x8 or 5x10 prints from
> 6x12. All good values.

As well they should!  I admit that I don't shoot much 120 but I checked with
the local mini-labs and a couple of pro labs and nobody would do a 4x6
machine print from 120 6x9 cm image.  They all said it was how their
machines were set up.  I couldn't believe it myself.  I like that format but
usually shoot it in black and white.

Mike D

> At 6:40 PM -0500 2/10/02, Mike Durling wrote:
> >I don't know why the 4:5 ratio is considered ideal.  I would much rather
> >they make 8x12 paper!  Another thing that peeves me is that you can't get
> >4x6 prints made from 120 6x9cm negatives.  They only print 120 in 4x5.
> >Wider is better for me.
> >
> >Mike D

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