Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/01/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Negative cutting solution
From: "Don Dory" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 20:12:43 -0500

A 35mm frame is 8 frames so find someplace that you know as good and
count.  As to cutting, use a good pair of scissors and learn to cut at
90 degrees.

I find that a good flat, clean surface works well.  A good example would
be a slide viewer which also aids in finding the frames.


- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Luc
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 8:04 PM
Subject: [Leica] Negative cutting solution

Here's a non-digital question (!) :

I need, as most do, to cut my negs. The problem is the space between 
the (M3) frames is sometimes very very tight. I've found a pair of 
scissors that does the job properly 98% of the time, but still I 
occasionally truncate a frame. The problem is worse when the shots were 
in very low light and the negative has close to no density. Not only am 
I uncertain of  my blade's precision, but also I can't easily find 
where the edge of the frame would be.

Does anybody have a suggestion, such as a brand of scissors, other 
types of cutters, or anything else?

(Please don't tell me Photoshop cuts real nice between frames, I need 
things in my life I cant 'save a copy as...')



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