While others have given you decidedly more productive information regarding shadow resolution, I would like to make clear in the hope that you and others will not get caught up in your own analysis, that your initial premise is deeply flawed, if not entirely without merit. Film cameras by themselves do not produce contrasty "images". Film contrast is affected by lens design, lighting, type of film emulsion, exposure, and development. Analog print or hardcopy (i.e., the positive monochrome "image") contrast is affected by paper type and emulsion (light filtration), exposure, developer, toning, and display (glazing and lighting).
Originally Posted by RattyMouse
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