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Subject: [Leica] C41 B&W?
From: locke at (Greg Locke)
Date: Thu Jun 10 11:24:46 2004

The tonal quality is much better.

Generally, I find colour negative films to be awful for anything except
traditional printing.

Maybe because I shot transparency all my life I just never "got" the colour
neg thing.

That said, scanning a slide in a decent film scanner, then making it
"black&white" by desaturating the colour (leaving it as an RGB file instead
of converting to greyscale) makes for a nice digital file.

This is because an RGB file (even desaturated) has more data then a
greyscale file.

Added Bonus: This will also allow you to "tone" the image  by adding
selective colour.

Greg Locke
St. John's, Newfoundland

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On 
> Behalf Of langhans
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:00 AM
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> Subject: [Leica] C41 B&W?
> I am wondering if there is any advantage to using the C41 B&W 
> films over shooting color negs and converting to B&W?  Do you 
> gain anything?  Loose anything other than color?
> Aram
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