Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/07/16

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Subject: [Leica] Hello
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 16:52:37 -0400
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nice to have you in the pub

Ric Carter

On Jul 16, 2011, at 3:17 PM, Paul Roark wrote:

> Hello LUG,
> I just joined this group and thought I ought to introduce myself.  I
> see a few familiar names -- like Bob and Tina.
> I'm a B&W landscape printer and now M9 shooter.  As Tina has noted,
> when I started the Golden Trout Photo Workshop
> ( and
> she was the only Leica
> shooter.  Now it seems we're becoming an unofficial Leica users
> workshop -- which is fine with me.
> My serious B&W started with medium format film (Rollei SL66 & TLR,
> various Fuji's, and most recently the Bronica RF 645 with Technical
> Pan film).  As a backpacker, light weight became more important as the
> years rolled on.  But, being able to make sharp 22x28 inch prints is
> also a top priority.  I'm happy to report that the M9 does an
> excellent job of delivering that performance with the least weight
> (well, at least with my usually slower lenses).
> My usual forum has been the Yahoo B&W Print forum --
> -- but they get a bit testy with OT messages, and the B&W printing
> field is becoming more mature.  The OEMs have taken the bulk of it,
> and 100% carbon inks have secured the top end for those who value the
> most stable/lightfast images.  So, volume on the B&W Print forum is
> way down.
> For me, the digital workflows, particularly those that affect the M9,
> are becoming much more interesting, and where I see most of the action
> being for now.  For example, I find myself increasingly using a
> dual-focus shooting procedure.  See
> I tend to post information relating to my various photo projects on
> .  These are often notes to myself
> as well as things that I think might be of interest to others.  My
> latest inkset post, about setting up the Epson WorkForce 30 with a
> custom B&W inkset based on the Noritsu-Epson (Claria) "dry lab" inks
> -- -- is actually for
> my daughter who'll be using that combo at school.  The WorkForce
> printers are very fast, and the dyes are clog free (and make great
> high gloss cards and brochures).
> Enough about me.  I look forward to seeing your posts and pictures --
> which so far have been impressive.
> Paul
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