|This is an unretouched 72dpi scan from
a 5x7 print made from a 12x17mm negative. The
negative was printed on Agfa multicontrast paper
with a No. 2 contrast filter. It demonstrates that a
full gray scale is easily possible with this film
and developer combination.
Photographed Sunday, September 9, 2001. The
scene was in
diffuse open shade, about two hours before sundown.
Below is a scan of this negative:
The original negative is
"quarter-frame," 12x17mm. On
first glance it
appears thin and unprintable. However it prints correctly
on No. 2 grade paper.
Below is an un-retouched 2720 dpi scan from
It was scanned, and modified with a 110% unsharp mask to get
of scanning artifacts. As a 72-dpi screen image, this is an
approximately 37x enlargement. By way of
a 37x enlargement from a 35mm negative would be about 3' x
The scan demonstrates the striking absence of grain
with this film (as well as the importance of dust and
with subminiature negatives).
In order to fully demonstrate the
grainless properties of this film, the scan is extremely
it will take a long time to load — as much as 12 minutes
a 28.8 connection.
Camera: Minolta MG-S with 23mm f2.8 Rokkor lens.
Exposed with the MG-S built-in close-up
diopter in place.
Film: Fuji Super HR microfilm.
Exposure: Exposed at EI 64. Exposure, metered with
the MG-S built-in meter,
about 1/60, f5.6. The meter was powered by the correct 1.35
volt battery. Original
image size 12x17mm.
HR pictorial developer,
15ml concentrate added to 250ml water, processed 15 minutes
at approximately 66° F., water rinse
stop bath, fix and wash normally.
Scanning: 2720 dpi. The scan was extremely dark, and
required a large tonal scale adjustment. It was
also given a 110% unsharp mask adjustment.
Note: This film has a perfectly clear base, with
no measurable fog. This gives properly
exposed negatives the appearance of being too thin. However,
they do print correctly
on No. 2 contrast grade paper (obviously, some subjects may
require more or less
contrast). On a Canon CanoScan FS2710, the initial scan is
virtually black, and requires
substantial contrast compression in an image processing
program like Adobe PhotoShop.