Quote Originally Posted by dr5chrome View Post
DMAX on the dr5 site or the 'filmreview' pages refers to the blackest areas of the films. In other words, where there isn't any image - to put it simply. The films run in dr5 are processed as transparencies/slides. DMAX is used in all measurement of transparencies, be they B&W or color.
How DMAX is used in other areas of photography is different.

dw
Thanks dw,

DMAX when you are talking about transparencies is important, the people watching a slide show see how rich the slides are. A low DMAX in a projected slide looks muddy or washed out.

(Compare this to printing from negatives where you choose the contrast of printing paper to make blacks richer).