Provia-III ISO100 rated at 400 has magenta cast

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Shesh, May 21, 2004.

  1. Shesh

    Shesh Member

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    Folks,

    I shot a role of Provia indoors, rated 2 stops above its rated speed. The lighting was daylight with no tungsten lighting turned on. When I had it developed a couple of days ago, I got them back with a Magenta cast. I had notified the lab that I had exposed it 2 stops over the rated speed and while the exposure seems to be "spot on", there is a magenta cast on the roll.
    I'd like to know if anyone else has experienced this, is it the film, me or the lab?

    Thanks in advance!
    Shesh
     
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    Sounds like the lab was using exhausted or near exhausted chemicals.
     
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    Shesh,

    it is not unusual that a pushed slide film gets a cast. I have never pushed RDPIII 2 stops, but had similar effects with other films. You can't blame the lab for that, because every film behaves different in the push-process (which is non-standard) and color adjustments can only be done with ph-changes of the CD-bath, which would affect all other films as well. Only self-processing gives you full control over the material you know.