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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: FW: Black and White C41 Film
From: abridge at (Adam Bridge)
Date: Tue Sep 21 18:05:41 2004
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Hmmm...this is probably my own problem but I have a terrible time with
very thin scratches on the film I process. I've tried everything to
eliminate them and they continue to plague me. They only show up on
scanned images, however. If I print the image in an enlarger they do
not show up even on substantial enlargements. I'm assuming that it's
an artifact of the scanning process - that the Nikon scanner somehow
enhances the scratches.

I also have a bit of dust problem even though I work hard to eliminate
it. I know: buy a drying cabinet. Everything in its time!


On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 17:46:07 -0500, Eric <> wrote:
> James:
> >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.
> Don't need a darkroom.  Just a bathroom that can be darkened for a few
> minutes to load your film.  If your scanning your chromogenic film, there's
> no reason why you can't scan your silver halide film.
> The main advantage I see to C41 B&W is that you can use the infrared 
> channel
> on many scanners to help eliminate dust and scratches.
> The main advantage I see to doing your own conventional B&W is that you
> don't need to eliminate dust and scratches that were placed there by the
> stupid lab.  :)
> Come on.  You know you really want to.  :)
> --
> Eric
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In reply to: Message from nicholsj at (JAMES NICHOLS) ([Leica] FW: Black and White C41 Film)
Message from ericm at (Eric) ([Leica] Re: FW: Black and White C41 Film)