Quote Originally Posted by Regular Rod View Post
Yes but what if the stop is pre-decided for the exposure and the indicated exposure is more than a minute?

ILFORD provides a useful graph for customers. Kodak it seems does not. Maybe they don't test their products. It's okay for Kodak to say "Make your own tests..." They aren't the ones buying the film!

An f-stop in this context is a quantity of light. It can be achieved by opening the lens further or it can be achieved by adding time. I prefer adding time when dealing with long exposures. So if the indicated time is more than one second but less than one minute, double the time. If the time is more than one minute, double it and double it again - i.e. if the meter says 1 minute, then give it four. if it says 15 seconds, give it 30 seconds. This is a fairly stable formula for most color negative emulsions. This is probably why Kodak has not provided a chart for Ektar. Besides, once you get into these extremely long exposures, precision becomes a relative thing and is fairly irrelevant. What you get is largely a matter of taste and need, not a matter of accuracy.