Monday, April 9, 2012


I was asked a while ago what the biggest enlargement is that has ever been made from a 35mm negative.  ‘Good question’ I thought and did some research.  Here is what I came up with:

The biggest enlargement ever made of a 35mm photograph was the one for the Kodak Colorama in Grand Central Station in New York in 1977.  The original picture was taken by Ernst Haas with a Leicaflex SL and a 50mm Summicron-R lens on Kodachrome 25.  The finished Colorama consisted of 20 vertical panels of 3 feet width and 18 feet height for a total size of 18 x 60 feet. This was the first time a 35mm picture had been used for this project.  It was a definite testament of the quality of the film and that of the Leica camera and lens.

Enst Haas Kodak Colorama Photograph

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