Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/26

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Subject: [Leica] bigger IS better!!
From: richard-lists at (Richard F. Man)
Date: Sun Sep 26 13:50:29 2004

For years, I have been making 8x10 prints (from the inkjet) since they are 
big enough for me. As some of you may remember, I like to take pictures of 
costumers, and 8x10 serve fine for that function - if any costumers were to 
buy any prints, 8x10 is as large as they want (or afford since they spend 
all their money on costuming materials!) Another photog though, loves to 
print 11x14 and 13x19. He uses the behemoth 1Ds (the interesting thing is 
that while he has nice zoom lens, he is now mainly using prime like the 
35/1.4 and 85/1.4 to get the "highest quality"). I think the 13x19" are 
sort of too big. Especially when he carries two 13x19 portfolio AND his 1Ds 
around. Definitely would build up arm muscles.

11x14 - now that's something else. I print some this weekend. Most of them 
are Provia 100F slides taken with the M7. Wow! Bigger is better. Nice 
impact. Very clean. Not much grain. Just the perfect size to carry around 
in portfolios.

// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, please 
use richard at 

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