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07-19-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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3200 ISO 120 B&W shot at 400 help...

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I am hoping to shoot some MF this weekend and I have a roll of 3200 ilford B&W (cs, actual B&W), the trouble is I can only set my camera to 400 ISO, I don't trust my Ricoh's meter in low-light, so I will set the shutter to 8 or 12 (it uses logs for shutter speed... damn 1954, so about 1/60 1/140), the ap is fixed unless in Bulb mode so I will be shooting at about f/2.6-3.2...

So my math says I'll have enough light if I just fire away in an average room, but I was wondering if anyone had done anything like this? And what I need to watch out for... I know the Ilford 3200 is rebadged 800, so I am really only going down one stop in a film with HUGE range...

I don't plan on just firing away into a dark room and hoping I get something(That is what the kx is for )... it will be very strategic photos... heck it is like $5 every time you hit the shutter... looking for that beam of light on the dance floor for the first dance etc...

They hired a local pro who will get the must get keepers... I want something different... more artsy... thoughts opinions?

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you're on the right track. Give ample exposure but don't over develop it. Ideally you'd do a test roll first.
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Test roll is a good idea, i am going to grab a roll of 35mm and experiment before i develop the 120...
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QuoteOriginally posted by icywarm Quote
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... heck it is like $5 every time you hit the shutter... looking for that beam of light on the dance floor for the first dance etc...

jord
Where did you buy your film? Ilford Delta 3200 is about $4.25 a 120 roll at Adorama.

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Here I pay $7 for film (Ilford Delta 3200), $10 to develop, $15 to scan, $12 for prints...

Thats what... $40 a roll... so yeah more like $3.75... I am working on cutting out costs... I am trying different rolls and will order bulk once I know what I like...

Plus I think I need to buy a scanner and a film holder for MF for my developing tank and enlarger... that will all cut on costs...
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QuoteOriginally posted by icywarm Quote
Here I pay $7 for film (Ilford Delta 3200), $10 to develop, $15 to scan, $12 for prints...

Thats what... $40 a roll... so yeah more like $3.75... I am working on cutting out costs... I am trying different rolls and will order bulk once I know what I like...

Plus I think I need to buy a scanner and a film holder for MF for my developing tank and enlarger... that will all cut on costs...
I develop and scan my own, so the cost past the initial film purchase is fairly minimal.
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