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Subject: RE: [Leica] With XP-2, why develop B/W?
From: Colin <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 17:15:54 -0500


I got the same book - Kyle recommended it.  It's really fascinating and
inspiring!  I recommend it in turn to all those LUGgers with wives!  And
thanks for the comments on the pix 'n stuff - I put a lot of hard work
into it. :) I'd love to see a web page of lug "hot shots!"


> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of 
> bourgeois and biblical
> Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 3:24 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] With XP-2, why develop B/W?
> colin:
> > XP-2 isn't the *best* film out there, but I love the look.  
> At ISO400, 
> > it has relatively little shadow detail, but seemingly infinite 
> > highlight detail.  It looks, to me, as though a red filter was used 
> > all the time. I submit some of my own shots here as illustrations:
> i use almost nothing except T400CN.  i love its tonal range and 
> mega-latitude.  plus, i run a fuji frontier lab, so i can 
> process it for 
> cheap.  i push it to 3200 all the time and get good results--not the 
> best shadow detail, but great hightlights.
> i've also never had the contrast problem in the darkroom that 
> i've heard 
> others complain about.  i use ilford's #3 dichro numbers as a 
> starting 
> point, and usually stay right around them.
> btw, i really love that pic of your wife whose URL you posted.  we 
> should start a "sexy pictures of our wives" LUG page 
> somewhere.  i got 
> this book

for my wife for xmas last year.  i thought it was a perfect gift.

also, i appreciate the info you provide for all your photos.  i always 
want to know what lens was used, but few of us, myself included, usually

give that info.


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brad daly

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