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Subject: [Leica] Kodak BW400CN
From: durling at (Mike Durling)
Date: Wed May 5 20:05:54 2004
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You guys better stop knocking Tri-X or they are going to stop making it. 

Seriously though it scans just fine.  Don't buy a new scanner either 
unless you are already using Vuescan.  That software makes a world of 
difference in the amount of shadow and highlight detail you get out of 
your negatives.  I'll even go so far as to say if you don't like Vuescan 
then don't complain about lousy scans!

Naturally you can't use Ice or any automatic dust removal stuff, so you 
have to spot your scans yourself.  Small price to pay to get that 
classic look.

Mike Durling

Matt Shonfeld wrote:
> I love using Tri-X but it's a nightmare to scan.  My scanner has ICE so 
> I can remove any scratches, dust etc from colour negs and positives.  
> Kodak has BW400CN (replacement for T400CN) so can I scan this like any 
> other colour negative?
> How good is this film in comparison to Tri-X ?  I do reportage work so I 
> need to know if its suitable too?
> Regards
> Matt
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