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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3526 times:

Can anyone recommend a good slide film for low winter light/bad weather shooting please ?
Not too expensive if at all possible


Thanks,
Martin

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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3490 times:

Provia 100F.
If you are desperate, push it one stop.
/JM



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3485 times:

Jan's suggestion is probably the best. If you really, REALLY need to go up to 400 speed, Provia 400F is a class above any other alternative, but is rather expensive.

Charles


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3480 times:

Just out of curiosity how does Sensia 100 fair in these conditions ?

One other thing how do you push a film one two stops ?


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3480 times:

To push one stop you set the film speed to 200 instead of 100, and you *make sure* to tell the lab to process +1 stop.
Be careful with metering the light under those conditions as that is probably the most difficult.
Don't let the light of the sky fool you.
/JM



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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3471 times:

Ok, great thanks Jan. I'll have to experiment a bit first with that.

IIRC didn't you say that you pushed this Provia 100F shot 1 stop ?


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3478 times:

On most cameras, you can override the automatic ASA rating of the film (done by the DX code on the side of the canister). For 100 ASA, for example, pushing one stop means you manually set the ASA to 200. Pushing 2 stops would make you set it at 400.

After you've shot your film, tell the developer to develop it at +1 or +2 stops, as they must use different development times accordingly. This also means that if you want to push a film, you have to do the same for the entire film, not just a few frames.

Pushing any film one stop can usually be done with a minimum of loss of quality. 2 stops may be stretching it, depending on the film. Provia pushes quite well. I haven't tried Sensia.

Cheers,

Charles


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3468 times:

That shot is +1 stop, yes.
/JM



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User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

I have pushed Sensia by 2 stops on an occasion when I was desperate for something faster, and the results were acceptable, so there should be no great problem with pushing it by a stop.

Bear in mind that almost all labs will charge you extra in order to push process the film for you. And you MUST tell them, and mark CLEARLY on the can "PUSH +1" or "+1 STOP" or else you'll get back a film that's all precisely underexposed by a stop.


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Jan, Charles and Chris - Thanks I'll give both films a try

Cheers,
Martin


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

I shot of a roll of K64 and most of my photos turned out very dark, so I've tried to take one photo at 64 ASA, and one at 50 ASA of the same subject at the same time. Will the 50 ASA shot turn out very underexposed if the film is developed normally?

Regards,

Staffan


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

It will be brighter, not darker.
/JM



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

Oops, I meant overexposed, not underexposed...  Smile

Does this usually work?


Staffan


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

It sure works.
It will be 1/3 of a stop brighter than the ones exposed for 64.
/JM



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Thanks, I'm looking forward to seeing the results!

Regards,

Staffan


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

I wouldn't call Provia cheap. Over here it costs abour $12 a roll, compared to $3 or less for Sensia...


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