My hope is that Kodak markets this film as an alternative to digital cameras! High-ISO has been one of the most compelling reasons that people buy digital SLRs. If they were to make a super-pushable film, there could be a resurgence in film use!
Looking at Tim's results, I wonder if I might get better highlight detail if I were to underexpose by three stops (shoot at EI 3200) and then push by just two.
Does that make sense?
No, it does not make sense. It would make sense if it was chrome film or d*g*tal.
There's never point in underexposing neg film to get more "highlight detail". If you lack highlight detail, something is wrong in your printing process, not in the negs, or you severely overdevelop the film, in which case you should shorten the development time, and INCREASE exposure a little bit if something; not decrease it.