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That rule doesn't really hold water. I have enlarged 35mm transparencies to over 6' in length for displays. I have seen Kodak Displays that were many times that size. These were Ektachrome slides. Not the sharpest film in the world. Jim Davis mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org David Dyer-Bennet wrote: > > Fábio Pili Palácios <email@example.com> writes on 5 December 1999 at 11:42:53 -0200 > > Yes... there's an old rule that says you can't enlarge a 35mm negative > > to more than 9 times it's original size. Maybe the digital techniques can > > stretch this limit a bit. > > I'm a bit skeptical of rules which, as stated, don't seem to > distinguish between TRI-X pushed two stops, and Agfapan 25. My > personal experience suggests that how far I can enlarge a 35mm > negative depends rather a lot on the look I want in the result, the > film used, and how nearly perfect the original negative is to begin > with. > > I do know that I've seen on bigger than 30x40 print made from Ilford > XP2 that just blows me away with the sharpness. It's hanging in a > local lab's gallery, side-by-side with 4x5 and medium format work > enlarged to similar sizes. > > And I've had a 30x40 made of one of my own old GAF ASA 200 color > slides (through a 70mm interneg, it looks like) that I was very happy > with. This was a very colorful roiled Pacific sunset -- not much > actual detail in the photo, which probably explains the success (it's > why I tried it, anyway). > > I also have 11x17 inkjet prints made from Royal Gold 25 scanned at > 2700 ppi that I'm very happy with. > -- > http://dd-b.lighthunters.net/ (photos) Minicon: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon > http://www.dd-b.net/dd-b (sf) http://ouroboros.demesne.com/ Ouroboros Bookworms > David Dyer-Bennet / Join the 20th century before it's too late! / firstname.lastname@example.org > Hurry! Offer expires 31-Dec-1999! > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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