A Brief Return to Film, Could Use Some Help

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Brev00
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Re: A Brief Return to Film, Could Use Some Help

Barry Twycross wrote:

One thing I didn't see you mention is the scanning method. That makes a lot of difference.

Another is how do the negs look? If they're thin, you're underexposing, and that does lead to grain.

I think you can see in my hydrant shot that it was properly exposed or even overexposed as some of the reds look oversaturated.  A couple of others seem right on the money. The daffodil one looks blown.  Yet all the pics seem to have the same amount of grain.

Negative film is almost impossible to overexpose, so I suspect your scanning method for blown highlights. I deliberately overcooked, by up to 4 stops, some of the last roll of Fuji 200 I used to see how it did. I had to change the scanner exposure, and change the gamma to make it look good.

I guess my not doing the processing keeps me out of the loop about all this.  Perhaps I should show the results to the folks at the store.

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