Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/27

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Subject: [Leica] Agfa Scala [wasn't Noctilux bokeh or decline of writing]
From: sdp35 at (sdp35)
Date: Sun Jun 27 09:41:13 2004
References: <001601c45c50$15e2a310$7e6b0e44@newukolbqveo9i>

On Jun 27, 2004, at 10:07 AM, Jeffery Smith wrote:

> In a recent book, I saw some images shot using Agfa Scala in 35mm. It
> seems to have very good mid-tones across a wide range. In googling
> around, it appears to me that it requires special developing, and that
> they developing is rather expensive (like $10 a roll). Being a reversal
> film, I assume that the exposure must be pretty darned good to get a
> usable print. Do any of you use it routinely? It seems to be a bit of 
> an
> orphan.

Lovely stuff - sort of b&w Kodachrome as far as processing but even 
harder to get done.

Others have found differently, but I find it scans very nicely in my 
cheap old HP Photosmart scanner...


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