camera; new papers for superior prints - color transparency film
Written by john durniakmarch 21, 1993, this is a digital version of an article in the print archive of the times, before its online publication began in 1996.
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The best color prints available today may be made from color clear film ---
Instead of color negatives.
Richard macson is a Sports Illustrated contract photographer and chief executive of the Western processing company in Santa Monica, California.
, Said that the secret of printing from transparent film is the quality that can be obtained from the newly developed color
Reverse print paper like Kodak's Radiance Type R, Fuji's ultra-gloss and Ilfochrome of Ilfochrome. An award-
Sports photographer with rich knowledge of photography science and technology, Mr.
Macson's point of view has a big impact on other photographers as well as photographers.
"The new paper is a huge leap . "Mackson said.
"The Magenta casting disappeared, the contrast mismatch disappeared, and the instability of the old R-Type print paper disappeared.
Color of early Brands
The quality of the reverse paper is significantly lower than that of the brilliant product.
The new brand makes it possible to print a positive image from transparency (i. e. , a slide)--
Without having to do a crossnegative.
Previously, transparent film had to be re-filmed and printed from this new negative.
But now, photographers or labs can make beautiful photos.
In terms of transparency, it's quite easy to zoom in on textures, sharp, and accurate colors. Mr. advertising
Macson's enthusiasm for newspapers is not alone.
Not long ago, he asked Paul spenelli, director of photography services, about ideas.
National Football League Property Services, send him a transparency so that he can show the technical results achieved in developing new colorsreversal paper.
Sir, with Kodak's luminous paper.
Macson made a 16. by-20-
Inch "straight print", this is a kind of printing without dark room operation.
He sent the picture to Mr.
Spenelli made the following assessment: "This photo is one of the best I have ever seen.
"Amateurs who print their own photos can also take advantage of the trademark of the new paper-rich colors, Sir
Macson added, "amateurs and professionals can print at home ---
This is easier than printing "Type C" from negatives.
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"Transparent materials are far superior to negative materials in terms of color saturation, granularity, contrast and" pop ---
The lively sense of color . "
"I went into Type R printing because the paper was so good. "Color-
Many commercial films also offer reverse printing. Processing Laboratory
"Kodalux has made color reverse films and brilliant printing for night processing. " Mr. Mackson said.
Another advantage of the photographer is that it is not necessary to deal with the negatives.
It's easier to catalog and store slides, which are a more logical way to edit, print and display pictures.
You have to print for traditional negative movies because 35-
Millimeter color negatives are almost impossible to read in their original form.
Remember, it is easy to find transparent film and match the printed product, but it is very difficult to match the negative with the printed product.
How big the picture can be enlarged in color-reversal paper?
"As big as the existing paper ---
30 by 40 inch, at 50-
"The finer the texture in the movie, the finer the texture on the print. " Mr. Mackson noted.
"Brilliant and careful, faithfully reproduce the color of the original transparent.
It can handle the case of slight exposure or insufficient exposure in the transparent glue film.
"Today, about 98% of all the photos taken around the world are colored --negative film. But color-
"Transparent film" is one of the best movies, like "Kodak Rome.
After all, most professionals only use transparent film.
In the near future, amateurs will also like transparent film.
March 21 column on new colors
Reverse the print paper, incorrectly stating the availability of brilliancepaper printing.
Although Radiance papers have been sold in the United States for nearly two years, they are not used in most processing laboratories.
The Kodalux lab in Dallas uses Radiance paper to zoom in from print, but none of the other Kodalux Labs offer the service.
A version of this article was printed on page 9009017 of the National edition on March 21, 1993 with the title: Camera;
New papers for advanced print.