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    What's the problem with these shots?

    Sent 2 rolls of Ilford Pan F 50 to a lab to be developed and scan and the photos came out without much contrast and just looked very grey.

    What went wrong?

    I'm very new to film so if some of you could enlighten me that would be great.
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    They look underexposed to me.

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    You scanned or they did?
    Either way, it's a bad scan.
    The black point (ie the blackest part of the image) needs to be set a lot lower (blacker).
    Ditto the white point, needs to be set a lot higher (whiter).
    Then the rest of the tones will fall in between black and white, not between grey and greyer as they are now.
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

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    They scanned it.

    The rest of the rolls are equally greyish, underexposed or not.

    Thanks Dr Croubie, might take the negatives elsewhere to be scanned.

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    You can easily see if the negs are OK, just hold them up to the light. If they look as greyish and dull as these scans, then there's something wrong with the negs. But if you can easily see dark bits and light bits in the negative, then yeah, it's a scanning problem.

    (ps, I like the tree in the temple one, should look great when it's scanned/printed properly)
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

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    Scanning negatives, whether color or black & white, is tricky. If you know what you're doing its easy for correctly exposed shots and correctly lit scenes. When the exposure or the lighting off, or extreme, it can be difficult. I agree with previous posts... looks like really bad scans.

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    Making simple black and white point adjustments (research this on DPUG or elsewhere with more info on scanning) show the shot with the boy to be underexposed (if you were wanting his face to be properly exposed) and the tree image to be correctly exposed.

    Hope you don't mind me posting these slightly edited versions.
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    Since this is APUG, you could always just get "real" silver gelatin prints made.... Just a thought.

    Really, this forum is not for scanning discussions. Do go to DPUG or somewhere; you'll get your answers there.

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    How long did you have the films between last exposure and sending to development ? PAN F+ is an excelent film but it has rather poor latent image stability. You should develop as soon as possible after exposure. Exactly how long you can store it exposed but not developed is dificult to say but I don't think the delay should exceed a month.

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    How about posting a shot of the negs? Could be fogged film, could be underexposure. The negs will tell the tale.

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