Marc, put the camera (film plane) and picture perfectly parallel to one another. I'd use diffused lighting as not to get reflections and make 5 or 6 different exposures. I'd try using the lens that would cover the whole area with reasonable distance. Also try working not at wide open. A yellow filter may help to bring contrast up, spececially if the picture looks yellow. Reflections from glass (if you use it) maybe your worst enemy. A polarizer may help reducing reflections from the glass. As for film, any fine grain film will work. Tmax 100 is perfectly fine. IMHO you'll lose some information by having a 2nd generation copy, but it may surprise your friend's grandfather to have another one made. --- Marc Peeters <marc.peeters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Subject: duplicate info > > > I need some information for what I can expect for the next > job. > At this moment it is to hot here in Belgium for going into ma > darkroom. We have about 30°C during the day which mean in my > darkroom 6-7° more. > But a friend of the family asked me to make a new picture for > his grandfather. The picture was made in the year 35. There > is no negative so I need to make a new one. Dimensions of the > pictures are 50cm x 70 cm (+- 20 x 26). He asked me to make a > new picture with the same size. > I'm planning to make a new negative with my 6x6 Hasselblad. > Which lens can I use for the best result 50 - 80 ore 150 ?? > Is it better to use it with rings (I have 10 and 21). Do I > need to put a glass on the picture before I make a new > negative or gives this to much reflections ?? > I usually use T-max 100, is this OK or is there something > better for these things ?? > > And what can I expect from the general result ?? Will it > have the same sharpness or much less ?? > > Thanks a lot > Marc __________________________________ Yahoo! Mail Mobile Take Yahoo! Mail with you! Check email on your mobile phone. http://mobile.yahoo.com/learn/mail ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.