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RE: T400CN was filmscanners: Grain, Noise, et al



Norman wrote:

>>I played with my exposures to see how the film would react to slight
>under-exposure in an attempt to heighten the contrast a bit but only went
>under by 1/2 stop. The film's latitude must be very wide as I couldn't
>really detect any difference from 'properly' exposed shots.

I once shot a roll 4 full stops underexposed, trying to capture the effects 
of a certain safety light we were marketing. The film came back "perfectly 
exposed," warts and all, which *wasn't* exactly what I was shooting for. :-)

Best regards--LRA


>From: "Norman Unsworth" <unsworth_norman@aclink.org>
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>Subject: RE: T400CN was filmscanners: Grain, Noise, et al
>Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 08:25:20 -0400
>
>I played with my exposures to see how the film would react to slight
>under-exposure in an attempt to heighten the contrast a bit but only went
>under by 1/2 stop. The film's latitude must be very wide as I couldn't
>really detect any difference from 'properly' exposed shots.
>
>RE: the pink cast on prints, it was my belief as well that the lab simply
>got lazy or didn't pay attention when they printed the negs. It was a Kodak
>lab (I used Kodak processing mailers) and I intend to call and bitch at 
>them
>for making what must have been a mistake simply out of negligence. No doubt
>they just ran everything through a machine and, since it's c41 processing,
>just let the machine print on whatever is their stock color paper. So much
>for trying to save a few pennies on processing...
>
> > > The
> > > negs seem perfectly fine - my scans don't have a trace of pink (even
> > > using a
> > > generic color negative setting for film type). I haven't played with
> > > them a
> > > great deal but grain seems minimal, as the literature promises.
> >
> > Yup, it is amazing film, and I have had experienced Art Eds query 
>whether
> > shots done on 35mm T400CN were medium format.
> >
> > Vuesmart's B&W setting for 400CN works well. Or you can scan at 16bit 
>RGB
> > and convert to grayscale later in PS.
> >
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Tony Sleep
> > http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film
> > scanner info
> > & comparisons
> >
> >
>

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