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

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Subject: [Leica] No more b&w
From: kcarney1 at (Ken Carney)
Date: Thu Oct 11 16:24:59 2007

One aspect might be to compare the longevity of C41 negs vs. TriX.  I have
had much better results converting in-camera digital files to b&w, compared
to film.  Plus, the scanning seems to take an eternity now.  


p.s. If you haven't tried it, you might try Convert to B&W Pro.  It is a PS
plug-in that lets you select the film stock, the "paper grade" and so forth.
It's pretty painless.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:lug-
>] On Behalf Of Walt Johnson
> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:31 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] No more b&w
> Harvey
> I think my point (if I had one) was a bit muddled. Didn't mean to
> compare the Athena image as being best in color. It was, but with PS one
> can make the conversion to b&w . I don't see the need for processing
> Tri-X when I can make my Fujicolor color or Tri-X. There is one element
> in all this which comes to mind. When the 1 Hour Labs all fold I'd
> better have a supply of Tri-X and D-76. :-)
> Walt
> H. Ball Arche wrote:
> > Having shot with that building as a backdrop several times, I know it
> has a weird problem for B&W. In color, the gravel in the concrete looks
> like gravelly concrete- in B&W it looks like the grain from hell.
> >
> > Walt Johnson <> wrote:  I'm wondering if there is
> any real reason left to shoot b&w?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

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