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09-15-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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spotmatic issues...

Today I had some Ilfored XP2 400 processed at the neighborhood store and about 5 out of the 36 exposures I had came out with a yellow tint instead of Black and white? The pictures are clearly yellow actually they look antiquish.

Any clues?

09-15-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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Can u post up the pics in question?
09-16-2008, 12:00 AM   #3
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Take a deeeeeppppp breath
Are the negatives yellow or the prints?
if the negatives are fine, why should it be a problem with the spotmatic?

Ask the lab to print them again
09-16-2008, 03:00 AM   #4
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The camera and negatives are fine. Like everyone says, it's the minilab equipment: the scan of the negative often has a tint and then the print does also. I usually get 'cd only' so I don't pay for the prints, but when I get home the first thing I do is desaturate the scans.

09-16-2008, 03:28 AM   #5
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I'd have polite words with the photo lab. There's no excuse for getting weird photos back, even if they are on a CD and can be corrected.
At least they developed your film properly, that's the main thing.
09-30-2008, 07:11 AM   #6
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I've been warned by pro labs that XP2 will print with crazy colour casts on C41 minilabs.

Don't sweat it. Use them as proofs, and if there's something good, then have it printed traditionally.

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