On Fri, 8 Jun 2001 07:39:48 -0700 shAf (email@example.com) wrote:
> Afterall, did we ever blame enhanced Tri-X grain on the point
> enlarger we preferred for sharp detail and increased contrast?
The odd thing is that this doesn't happen - at least no more than printing
on a harder grade of paper provides. I did this some years ago: match the
image contrast and you cannot see any difference even using a magnifier
(same lens, same neg, same enlarger, different head). You do get less cack
showing up from the diffuse head though. I put the condenser head away in
a box as a result of this test, and it has stayed there ever since.
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