Is there a right exposure for digitizing colour negatives?

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Bernard Waxman Senior Member • Posts: 1,672
Re: Is there a right exposure for digitizing colour negatives?
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When I copy color negatives with a digital camera, I find that I get the best result when I over expose by 1/2 to 1 full stop.  Since the contrast of negatives is rather low, the actual exposure is not all that critical.  As a result over exposing a bit according to the meter in my camera does not cause the shadows (light areas in the negative) to clip.

As far as color goes, I really have been able to get reasonable results by just using LightRoom and Photoshop.  No special tricks.  I normally shoot raw and set the color temperature as low as I can.  If I remember correctly that  is 2000 Kelvin.

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