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01-28-2015, 06:48 PM   #10771
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QuoteOriginally posted by Colorado CJ Quote
I just got back my first roll of Velvia 50 from the processors yesterday. These were my first slide film shots I've ever made. I think I'm going to like using it!

Shot on my Mamiya RB67 ProS with a Sekor KL180mm lens on Velvia 50.





Nice images. I really like the first one. I think you will have fun. Good things will follow, I am sure. Enjoy. David

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Congrats on your successful first use of slides. I've found there's always something special about getting that box or roll. back from the developer. An eager anticipation until they're viewed and then when they are, if the photographic gods were smiling, there will be that slide or a few that just takes your breath away. And you realize that, even if the rest are discards, the successful captures are what make it all worthwhile.
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Canon EOS 3 + 50mm, Kodak Gold 400. Taken last summer, just developed the roll.
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Zenza Bronica ETRSi
Zenzanon EII 75/2.8
Kodak Portra 400
Epson V500


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Zenza Bronica ETRSi
Zenzanon EII 75/2.8
Kodak Portra 400
Epson V500
Like the reflections Colton! What is the sign in the bottom left say, do you remember?

Phil.
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Zenza Bronica ETRSi
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Kodak Portra 400
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Love this. So much going on and it all goes together perfectly. Just great.
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Like the reflections Colton! What is the sign in the bottom left say, do you remember?

Phil.
Thanks Phil.
The sign says something about parking at your own risk.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
Love this. So much going on and it all goes together perfectly. Just great.
Thank you, David.
01-31-2015, 12:41 AM   #10778
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Two shot of the same St Paul fire hydrant.

1. Taken with Canon AE-1 Program. Loaded with Fuji 200 color.



2. Taken with my mamiya M645. Loaded with kodak portra 400.



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I've got an exposure question for those of you who are old hands at color negative films. Do you typically expose at box speeds or do you reduce the ISO value, and if so, by how much?

I don't have nearly as much experience with negative films as I do with slides, but I have often found vastly improved color saturation, and even grain improvement if I reduce box speed. Say from 400 to 320, for example, a 20% reduction. But I've also heard, dunno how true this is, that some films already have this "fudge factor" built in, like Kodak Portra 160, for example, and the old Kodak VPS product.

I've got a lot of Fuji Superia 400 in the freezer that I haven't been using because I think it's way too grainy. I'm wondering, though, if I were to shot it at ISO 320 instead, if I might see an improvement.

I'd be interested in reading about any particular films you like to adjust ISO speeds, and also any you don't. For example, I read somewhere that Ektar doesn't benefit from this type of adjustment. Any truth to that?
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I had a roll of Ektar which i mixed up with Porta 400, had it pushed the extra 2 stops in processing to see what it would turn out like?
Not good! the waste bin was the best place for it! so i think even +1 stop wouldn't be good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
I've got an exposure question for those of you who are old hands at color negative films. Do you typically expose at box speeds or do you reduce the ISO value, and if so, by how much?

I don't have nearly as much experience with negative films as I do with slides, but I have often found vastly improved color saturation, and even grain improvement if I reduce box speed. Say from 400 to 320, for example, a 20% reduction. But I've also heard, dunno how true this is, that some films already have this "fudge factor" built in, like Kodak Portra 160, for example, and the old Kodak VPS product.

I've got a lot of Fuji Superia 400 in the freezer that I haven't been using because I think it's way too grainy. I'm wondering, though, if I were to shot it at ISO 320 instead, if I might see an improvement.

I'd be interested in reading about any particular films you like to adjust ISO speeds, and also any you don't. For example, I read somewhere that Ektar doesn't benefit from this type of adjustment. Any truth to that?
Of course slide film of the same ISO as negative is finer grained. But I think Fuji Superia 400's grain is reasonable for that speed negative film and manageable in post using a plugin like Noise Ninja or Neat Image if needed.

Some examples of mine from Fuji Superia 400.






Full res version -> http://www.fototime.com/C461A2C3C381EFC/orig.jpg
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The bright, pastel look is very popular currently, ehich is gained by over-exposing very good films such as Portra and 400H. I like photos in that style but I prefer these films exposed at their box speed for the darker look and the great colours that come with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
I've got an exposure question for those of you who are old hands at color negative films. Do you typically expose at box speeds or do you reduce the ISO value, and if so, by how much?
I don't shoot much colour negative film, but if I do it's at box speed.

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I tend to expose CN films at box speed too, except Superia 400 which I actually rate at 500 to make it a little less washed out.
There is something nice about the Portra 400/400H exposed at 200 though.
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I mostly try to stick with box speed. I never really use a meter though, so I know my exposures vary within 2 stops.
Depending on the composition and my mood, I'll expose Ektar in bright sunlight any from 1/125 @ f/16 to 1/125 @f/8.
FWIW, I've found Superia 400 to be very fine grained film for a consumer grade 400.
I agree with Edmund about exposing Superia (both 200 and 400) 1/3 stop under for better saturation and contrast.
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