Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/26

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Subject: [Leica] 35 mm format is best?
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 17:51:37 -0500
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I loved the appearance of Panatomic-X developed in Rodinal. I still like the 
coal blacks of silver halide, and haven't been able to manipulate digital 
camera images in PS to replicate that look. Now that I have only 2 
hair-shedding animals in the house (down from 7), I'm going to start souping 
film again. I trust that any pet hair that hasn't been vacuumed up with 
stick to the emulsion of the first roll.


On Aug 26, 2010, at 4:27 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> Trust me Jeffery I have long experience with Panatomic x it is my signature
> film.  Panatomic in 35mm does not a Rolleiflex or Hasselblad make.
> I had to prove that well known fact to myself before I started saving up 
> for
> medium format systems.
> The bottom line with film as well as digital capture is always going to be
> Real estate real estate real estate.
> Acreage acreage acreage.
> You can set your little format camera to iso 100 but as an image making 
> tool
> a larger format camera is going to still blow it out of the water on a slew
> of accounts.
> This is not my quirky opinion but the first thing anybody learns when they
> get into photography either in the classroom, in the real world, or reading
> a good photography book. The point in denying that is what? You don't get 
> to
> play with little cameras?
> As far as this thread name goes... It is just as poorly thought out as the
> text which was under it.
> 35mm is not "best" and I certainly never implied that and didn't see 
> anybody
> else imply that. 
> What is "best" is not crippling yourself with a format smaller than
> necessarily to get the shot done well.
> --------------------
> Mark William Rabiner
> Photography
> mark at

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