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12-24-2008, 09:13 AM   #1
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Setting ISO 160 on analog dial?

Just want to confirm this, if I load up my LX with Fuji 160C film, I'd set the ISO at the 2nd dash between 100 and 200, right? I'd presume the first dash would be 1/3 over (likely 125 films), and the 2nd dash 2/3's (160). Not exactly correct, but close; there's no half stop option.

Only shot full-stop rated films before.

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That works, you should be fine. If it's color negative film, I'd often rate it a third of a stop lower, anyway. depending what it is.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CSoars Quote
Just want to confirm this, if I load up my LX with Fuji 160C film, I'd set the ISO at the 2nd dash between 100 and 200, right? I'd presume the first dash would be 1/3 over (likely 125 films), and the 2nd dash 2/3's (160). Not exactly correct, but close; there's no half stop option.

Only shot full-stop rated films before.
Lets see if I can remember this:

12, 16, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 64, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400.

IIRC, This is the full numbering sequence on an ISO dial.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Lets see if I can remember this:

12, 16, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 64, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400.

IIRC, This is the full numbering sequence on an ISO dial.
Yup, in an exponential as opposed to linear sequence, 125 and 160 really are 1/3 and 2/3 of the way between 100 and 200. Well, almost. I think it's strictly closer to 126 and 159.

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Thanks! I'm wondering how it'll scan compared to superia 200 (consumer grade). Supposedly it's a punchy saturated film, which should minimize any need for PP.
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No idea. My mention of rating c-41 a third of a stop under at least used to be pretty conventional wisdom, but that's way old, and I gather most scanners actually like thinner negs.

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