On the subject of "sharpness", if you haven't already done so, I would strongly recommend reviewing the appropriate sections of Ctein: "Post Exposure"
Thanks very much for the link, Matt.
Originally Posted by Michael R 1974
Anyhow I guess this was getting into a whole other complicated topic. Just thought it was worth throwing out there as something else to keep in mind because I remember when I finally saw original prints by Ansel, Weston, Sexton etc, as beautiful as they were, even contact prints did not have quite the crystal clarity I knew from the books.
John Sexton's Recollections really is somethig to behold, so I can certainly believe this is true.