Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/05/01

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Subject: [Leica] Scanning Tri-X
From: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Thu, 01 May 2014 23:04:53 -0700

Thanks, Mark, Richard, Ken.

If I decide to do B&W film more, I will certainly develop my own film.  
The tanks and such are still in my garage.  And I did quite a lot of 
scanning before I went digital.

The way I scan, I do my best to get the entire range of the negative 
into a 16-bit TIFF, perhaps minus the specular highlights. Then I mess 
with curves, spotting, local contrast, and "dodging and burning" in 
Picture Window Pro. I might want to fool around with the files in 
Capture One if that's possible, I haven't checked yet.

Since the "Nurse" photo, I've worked up this one from the same roll. I 
like it.
< at N04/14085787215/>


I wrote, and several others responded thereto:
 > I've embarked on an experiment to see whether I want to shoot B&W film
 > again.  The "Nurse" picture I recently posted was the beginning of that
 > experiment.
 > < at N04/13892553280/>
 > Here are a few things I've noticed while "recalibrating"
 > myself--otherwise known as "how the heck did I do this back in '06?"
 > Here's a side by side of the same Tri-X shot, scanned at 4000 dpi (left)
 > and 2000 dpi (right). The negative was developed in Xtol 1:2 by
 > Moonphoto, a good B&W lab a few miles from my home.  The scanner is a
 > Canon FS-4000, running under VueScan.  Click the double rectangle above
 > the picture to see it full size.

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