Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/08

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Subject: [Leica] The Ted Grant Discovery.
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Wed Sep 8 19:35:51 2004
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Subject: Re: [Leica] The Ted Grant Discovery.

> In a message dated 9/8/2004 6:27:43 PM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> Ted experience is that he can underexpose by 2 stop with his Digilux 2,
> then re-level it using Photoshop and get noise free pictures. Normally
> us mortals do it, the shadow area is speckled with digital noise and look
> sort of ugly. Uncle Ted's experience is different.

Sonny responded:
> Ummm.  That's what I did with this.  There are artifacts in the midtones,
> the blacks are kinda nice.
> I did shoot it with the LC5 Lika Leica at 100 ISO, but other than that I
> followed the formula.  <<<<<<<,

Hi Sonny,
On my screen this looks perfectly fine as a B&W and probably would produce a
good B&W print. So if you don't mind and have the time to pop a few frames
doing 400 plus 2 EV underexposure in the B&W setting and see what you get in
a print then please tell us what you think. Thanks.

The guys who are very into and knowledgeable about digital stuff,
particularly with a Leica Digilux 2 or it's Panasonic counterpart, I think
this maybe something that others haven't played with therefore it may be a
way to cut the noise without buying another software program to eliminate


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