Push processing C41 using Fuji X-Press Kit?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by wiggy, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. wiggy

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    Hi all

    I need to push process a film by 3 stops. I know it is pushing it a bit - no pun intended- but I was stuck in a situation with only an ASA400 film and was told at the very last minute that no flash was allowed. As a consequence the only way I could any usable shutter speeds even wide open was to push it to ASA 3200.

    Does anyone know what I should increase development time to.

    BTW negs are only going to be scanned and posted on a web site so no HQ prints will be required thus giving me a bit of latitude.
     
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    Eeeeeek. weird things are going to happen. Push it two stops and use the latitude. if you add 30 seconds for each stop then it would work out to 4:45 but my tetenal kit says about that for a two stop push, so use 5' and call it even.
     
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    I was guessing 5' 20" as a rough guide so sounds like I shouldn't be too far off. Always amazes me just how much latitude there is in film. I've accidentally pushed EPP100 to 1600 :surprised: and got quite useable results - I wouldn't want to make a 10 x 8 out of a frame but for scanning and tweaking via photoshop (I know that it's non u on this forum but let's face it digital manipulation can save your bacon at times especially if it's a once in a lifetime family shot and your wife will have your nuts if you don't have something for the relatives :D) it was presentable enough.

    I'll give it a bash tomorrow and see what comes out at the end.
     
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    I've heard of pushing movie film by some insane amount (like 8 stops or something) so if you're scanning you'll be okay.