Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
It depends on the enlargement, but how is print tone smoothness affected by format size?
Simply put the larger film has more grains in relation to the scene and paper with which to define a tone change.

The more steps you can define between any two points, the smother the transition (tone changes) can be between them.

If you want a truly stark comparison of this idea, find somebody with say a 5x7 or 8x10 camera, use your Leica and the same film they use to take a photo of the same composition they do. Have them make a contact print and you print one at the same size.

Even at 5x7 there will be a significant difference in the tonal changes, sharpness, detail, and grain.