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Old 06-13-2019   #3
skucera
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The choice depends on whether you're going to print color in your dark room, or if you're going to scan the negatives and use Photoshop. I find I like to shoot about equal numbers of b/w and color rolls in a year, but printing b/w in the dark room is much easier and faster than color. Really, being able to use a safelight is just much more convenient than doing everything in absolute darkness by feel (as I have to do with color). As a result of this, I usually just send my color rolls out for commercial developing, and then I scan the negatives and do Photoshop. At that point, I'm not so far away from just using a totally digital color workflow like I use for my iPhone. B/W is a dark room morning well spent.



Also, it's hard to get a realistic color transformation filter to turn color into b/w in a way that looks panchromatic like real b/w film.



Scott
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