Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/19

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Subject: [Leica] More on Pushing C-41 films
From: lew at (Lew Schwartz)
Date: Sat Mar 19 12:13:45 2005

I feel that "can't be done" is unlikely. After all, the C-41 specs, temps
and times do change on occasion. Any machine that can't be adjusted is faced
with obsolescence.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Didier
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2005 3:01 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] More on Pushing C-41 films

At the photo store, where I usually let my B&W C-41 films processed, they
told me pushing can't be done with their (small) C-41 engine, and needs a
manual job. They had to send it to their central store. So the quality of a
pushed B&W film is quite depending on how good this manual job is done. It
costed me much more than the regular processing, and the quality was
mediocre. I had the impression that they were just bored to do extra-orders
on film and would have preferred to sell me a digital camera and printer...

>Maybe they're not willing or just don't know. I'm not sure that all of 
>the automated C-41 machines can do this, and, obviously, they can't put 
>it through with their regular stuff. Why not offer some extra cash and 
>to wait a few days?

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Replies: Reply from dorysrus at (Don Dory) ([Leica] More on Pushing C-41 films)
In reply to: Message from rangefinder at (Didier Ludwig) ([Leica] More on Pushing C-41 films)