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04-26-2011, 06:39 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
and yep under exposing is common on slides, Though i typically meter Velvia for 40 iso rather than 50.
Will someone please answer this question for me: Why do you want to set your camera to ISO 40 when using Velvia 50?

I've heard about this practice but I really don't understand it. Wouldn't it result in slight overexposure?

For what it's worth, I use Velvia 50 a lot. But I set the ISO to 50.

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Under or Over?

Of course it will over-expose if you set the meter to ISO-40 when using an ISO-50 film!...
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I've heard about this practice but I really don't understand it. Wouldn't it result in slight overexposure?
Its called Pull Processing, you overexpose and under develop, reducing the effective sensitivity of the film. It produces an artistic effect.
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Just changed my K-7 to Reversal Film and am going to give it a shot tomorrow...

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QuoteOriginally posted by tranq78 Quote
Will someone please answer this question for me: Why do you want to set your camera to ISO 40 when using Velvia 50?

I've heard about this practice but I really don't understand it. Wouldn't it result in slight overexposure?

For what it's worth, I use Velvia 50 a lot. But I set the ISO to 50.

Please and thank you.

It reduces the contrastyness of velvia which is very high contrast at the best of times
easiest way to see for yourself is shoot a roll, bracket all the shots 1/3 stop either way (shooting it at 64 is popular for flat light)
It'll give you the feel for what it looks like at 40/50 and 64
late day early morning in i tend to shoot for 40, flat gray days at 64. but since most times it's morning or afternoon shoots on nice days i shoot 40 because it draws more detail out of the shadow area without blowing highlights. it's a tricky film (most fuji e-6 films are) but no more tricky than getting it right with kodachrome was
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i tried this in my k-r and im very pleased with the results, but i noticed that when using awb is the same as using daylight wb, so the pictures look too warm in artificial light
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sekul Quote
i tried this in my k-r and im very pleased with the results, but i noticed that when using awb is the same as using daylight wb, so the pictures look too warm in artificial light
Noticed the exact same thing. Set to the right white balance though was much better.
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