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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Negative cutting solution
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 23:01:10 -0800

On 1/22/04 5:04 PM, "Luc Bourgeois" <> wrote:

> 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...')
> Thanks.
> Luc
> --
Get a real nice pair of skinny scissors and have a light table under the neg
as you cut it.

Mark Rabiner

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