Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/16

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Subject: [Leica] M8 Delivery
From: grduprey at (
Date: Fri Feb 16 04:46:56 2007

Well, it looks like I'm going to have to shovel off the sidewalk up to the 
house this morning, as it looks like my M8 is on the truck for delivery.  
But Damnn, it's -14F with wind chill of -30F this morning!  Ouch!!


-------------- Original message from Mark Rabiner <>: 

> On 2/16/07 12:06 AM, "Brian Reid" typed: 
> > 
> >> better blacks with pigments 
> >> and inks on matt paper 
> > 
> > Crane Museo Rag is not really matte paper. It's what this old darkroom 
> > hand 
> > thinks of as a "Brilliant" finish. It has a surface that is at once 
> > glossy and 
> > textured. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> Well i've seen the Crane Museo matt and thought it was better than the 
> Hahnemühle I'd been using. Stockpiled in Portland. 
> I'm going to take your word for it and not bother having it shipped at 
> great 
> expense by mules no doubt by hand here. 
> There are plenty of enticing other brands. With classy packaging. 
> I'm surprised though the Japanese are not in the running. 
> They do make fine watercolor paper and that's all this stuff really is. 
> Just with some minor coating. 
> "Glossy and textured" tough sure sounds like RC Kodak to me. Not a good 
> ring 
> to it. But you don't listen to the paper do you? 
> Mark Rabiner 
> New York, NY 
> 40°47'59.79"N 
> 73°57'32.37"W 
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