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[filmscanners] Re: Black and white scans on LS4000 EDandotherissues

Hi Austin,

> That's absolutely NOT true.  You do NOT get softer images with less contrast
> from a diffuse (typically called "cold") light source.
> There has always been a controversy about the merits of
> cold-lights.  Careful tests have proven that exactly the same tonal
> rendition can be attained with either a cold-light or a conventional
> condenser when the contrasts of the film/paper are adjusted to match.

I happen to agree with this.


> Personally, I believe cold light heads give better tonality for B&W chemical
> darkroom printing, having spend some 25+ years printing fine art B&W
> prints...

Here's where you loose me. This seems to contradict the above. If one has no
better tonal rendition over over the other why prefer the tonality of the
cold light?


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