Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/10/11

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Subject: [Leica] No more b&w
From: alex at (
Date: Thu Oct 11 08:39:33 2007
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Quoting Walt Johnson <>:

> I'm wondering if there is any real reason left  to shoot b&w?
> Walt
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Well, this is probably not the most appropriate case to show color  
advantage over B&W IMHO. For me street is mostly about B&W, color just  
sways my attention away from the concept (unless there is a specific  
reason or particular case such as color-boosting events).
Also, for me B&W is easier and cheaper to handle in my daily routine,  
just because can hardly figure a time slot to drive to the lab and  
then pick the film day later. Time is getting compressed and too  
valuable to waste in traffic...
B&W I process at my home convenience (including scanning), no need to  
steal the time from the family...
However, I can see some good reasoning for fully color flow (putting  
fully digital aside) if one finds working with lab a convenient  
approach to follow, or process lots of film at home automation (Jobo  
machine or similar)...


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