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Subject: [Leica] Paw Saganich
From: saganicc at MSKCC.ORG (Saganich, Christopher/Medical Physics)
Date: Tue Jun 8 08:29:37 2004

Yes you are correct, less tonal range is a better description then more 
contrast considering the process.  Using the normal dilution gives more 
tonal range and not less contrast.  

Chris Saganich

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Paw Saganich

On 6/7/04 9:57 AM, "Saganich, Christopher/Medical Physics"
<saganicc@MSKCC.ORG> wrote:

> Hello,
> Latest P of the W.  Developed these with an eye towards high contrast.
> Agfa Billy Record, Efke KB100R, Pyrocat HD, 1:2:100.
> Comments always appreciated, good or bad.
> Chris Saganich
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Dilution does not increase contrast.  It increases the compensation
qualities of the developer. It makes the thin areas of the neg stronger
(denser) without making the thick highlight areas way denser. (bulletproof)
In effect making them closer together. You could call that less contrast
perhaps. Or less tonal range I'm not sure I know the difference. It will
look sharper because of edges effects. The look just could be confused as
contrast. Contrast sharpness kind of blend together. When things look dull
or there is too much camera moment we go for a higher contrast. It's
instinct. From when we were confronted by saber tooth tigers. If the rocks
were not big enough we went for sharper rocks. (to throw at them) And ran in
a Zig zag pattern. Meanwhile sprinkling garlic salt over our left shoulder.
To flavor. A NICE amount!

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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