Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/21

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Subject: [Leica] FW: Black and White C41 Film
From: nicholsj at (JAMES NICHOLS)
Date: Tue Sep 21 15:02:34 2004


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Sent: 9/21/2004 12:26:55 PM 
Subject: Black and White C41 Film

Comparing results with C41 B&W to the results I got with Plus-X, Super XX, 
and Tri-X in the 1950s and 60s when I had my own darkroom, I have been 
somewhat disappointed.  Though, without a darkroom, it appears to be the 
most convenient way to shoot B&W.  However, after pulling the image below 
from a cluttered negative taken amid the confusion of a wedding rehearsal 
supper, I find that, if I do my job, the film will take care of itself.  The 
image shows the bride-to-be, my granddaughter, in a reflective mood after a 
busy day, with an even busier day ahead.   

Leica IIIf RD, Summitar 5cm f/2.0
Exposure 1/50 at f/2.8
Kodak BW400-2


Replies: Reply from ericm at (Eric) ([Leica] Re: FW: Black and White C41 Film)
Reply from banacloj at (Juan Gea-Banacloche) ([Leica] FW: Black and White C41 Film)