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Wierd Color Tint......

Thu Feb 08, 2001 7:13 am

Part 1
I have been doing a bit of "trend analysis" lately on the film I get developed. I have been noticing that the majority of the last 7-8 rolls of film that I have had developed has had a wierd greenish blue tint to it. Is it the way I am setting my camera? Can I control this?

Part 2
I have a Minolta 700si, and have been using the setting that allows the camera to set everything "the way its supposed to". Normally, I notice the App. is 5.6. I have a 75-300mm lens. Should I be using a different apperture? I guess I have this really high tech camera that scares me much in the way that computers scare the majority of older people. I am afradd to mess with the setting. Is there anyone that can help me and give me some pointers on what I should set my shutter speed, app. at? I am shooting DCA this Friday and I am going to try so film such as Kodak Royal Gold 100 that some very nice people in this forum suggested. I would like some suggestions on what I should set my camera at. Thanks. (Landing shots, and ground shots).

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RE: Wierd Color Tint......

Thu Feb 08, 2001 7:41 am

A camera cannot cause a tint. Your camera is fine. If you said you were using Fuji, I would say it could be the film. Royal Gold is great, so ........

My guess is it is in the developing. I would try having the shots reprinted somewhere else (not a 1 hour photo) and see how them come out. If you have a professional photography store in your area, I would have them have a try at printing them.

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RE: Wierd Color Tint......

Thu Feb 08, 2001 7:58 am

For ground/ramp shots in full sun, I'd suggest using aperture priority setting at either f8 or f11 depending on your lens. My 28-70/f2.8 was tested to produce it's sharpest image at f11 and most of my ramp shooting is done at f11 provided I have enough available light. For slow moving/non moving aicraft, shooting at smaller (higher#) apertures gives you better depth-of-field and normally produces sharper images. However, depending on lighting, shooting at f11 might not work for fast moving action. It's then better to shoot using shutter priority in this case and set your shutter speed to the desired setting. Most people use 1/125 - 1/500 but it really depends on what you are looking for in your final image. Hope this helps...

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RE: Wierd Color Tint......

Thu Feb 08, 2001 9:33 am

I am just looking for sharp images. Thats all. I am just trying to get my confidence built up again, need all the help I can get.


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