Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/12

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Subject: [Leica] Now I'm officially Leica user !
From: grduprey at (
Date: Fri Jan 12 11:37:17 2007


Yes i agree the predecessor, T400CN, was very prone to scratching.  I have 
yet to see a scratched 400cn neg.  I tend to disagree about the shadow 
detail though, as my negs seem pretty good in this area.  Although good 
processing seems to help, my first 400cn negs were shot and developed in 
Germany and the processing was pretty bad from the place i used there, and 
the shadow details were not as good as I get here from my Cedar Rapids 


-------------- Original message from Peter Klein <>: 

> Gene: I too love BW400CN. There are a couple of reasons why it doesn't 
> completely replace Tri-X: 
> 1. Shadow detail. Tri-X holds it deep down into the shadows. BW400CN 
> goes ugly-noisy. 
> 2. BW400CN is really at its best at EI 200 or 250, not 400. 
> 3. If you even *looked* harshly at its predecessor, T400CN, the negs would 
> get scratched. I don't know if the current BW400CN has that problem--I've 
> been lucky so far. 
> --Peter 
> At 07:10 PM 1/11/2007 -0800, Gene Duprey wrote: 
> >It scans very nice and the pics are great, it I see no reason to go back 
> >to Tri-X at all. 
> >Gene 
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