Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch
The goal for 35mm film to minimize grain is the thinnest possible negative that still has good shadow detail. Such a negative would be slightly underdeveloped and printed on grade 3 paper.
But this type of negative would probably suit a condenser rather than a diffuser.
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