Overexposure

Discussion in 'Exposure Discussion' started by pbromaghin, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. pbromaghin

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    A friend shot Portra 160, 400, and 800, all with the camera ISO set to 100. The guy at the counter at Central Camera in Chicago says to develop normally because pull-process will change the colors. What should he do? BTW, this was a low-budget wedding that he shot for free for a friend.

    He's pretty new with film and I thought he was nuts doing it, but I guess they can't complain about the price.
     
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    The 160 will be great with standard processing.

    The 400 will be fine with standard processing.

    The 800 will be quite usable with standard processing, especially if it was used with mixed light sources (where the colour response is unpredictable anyways).
     
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    Normal is what I'd do too.
     
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    I've pulled process C-41 with great results, but its usually something I do with old/age-fogged or particularly grainy film, not needed in this case.
     
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    Even the 800 is only 3 stops over, which for C41 negative is just fine. If he's scanning, they can easily be adjusted. I'd just process as normal.
     
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    Now, if he'd shot them all with the camera set at 800, that would be a different story.
     
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    Hey, thank you all. Your info has been passed on and taken a lot of worry out off his mind. I figured the 100-160 difference was so small that it wouldn't even be noticed and have seen some shots, either here or on flickr, where people pushed the 400 by 2 stops and it looked alright. The 800 was a bit worrying.
     
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    Color neg has long been known for well tolerating overexposure, and less well tolerating underexposure (muddy shadows).... -1 to +3EV is the exposure range well tolerated by color neg materials! I would leave all the films alone and go with standard processing.
     
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    Picking up film tomorrow. Thank you all.