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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: FW: Black and White C41 Film
From: nicholsj at (JAMES NICHOLS)
Date: Tue Sep 21 19:06:30 2004


Thanks for the response.  I have not yet justified the need for a
high-resolution scanner, so I use 1-Hour processing to CD only (no prints),
giving me images that are fine for the web, but limited in their
enlargement capability.  If I spring the funds for a scanner, I might once
more try silver-based films.
With the in-store lab that I have been using, dust and scratches have not
been a problem.  I did have that problem when sending silver-based film to
the few labs I could find that still process this film.

Jim Nichols

> [Original Message]
> From: Eric <>
> To: <>
> Date: 9/21/2004 5:47:53 PM
> Subject: [Leica] Re: FW: Black and White C41 Film
> 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
> 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,
> 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
> 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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