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#1 ochopatas

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 06:08 PM

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Hi, I need a little advice.

Today was a very sunny day. We shot scene on Kodachome 40, a color reversal film, with a wratten daylight filter, lowering the ASA to 25. On top of that, we used a Neutral Density filter which opened the apeture up by 3 stops. However, the AD was foolish and took readings off the light meter as if we were using an ASA of 100. So essentially we underexposed the film by two stops.

what would you suggest we do? Do you think pushing the color reversal film by at least one stop will help us, or do you think that it will be fine as is without push processing?
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 09:16 AM

X-posted under 16mm.

Hi, I need a little advice.

Today was a very sunny day. We shot scene on Kodachome 40, a color reversal film, with a wratten daylight filter, lowering the ASA to 25. On top of that, we used a Neutral Density filter which opened the apeture up by 3 stops. However, the AD was foolish and took readings off the light meter as if we were using an ASA of 100. So essentially we underexposed the film by two stops.

what would you suggest we do? Do you think pushing the color reversal film by at least one stop will help us, or do you think that it will be fine as is without push processing?


Dwaynes Photo evidently still offers a push process for KODACHROME film:

http://www.dwaynesph...tml/process.htm

http://www.dwaynesph...s/html/16mm.htm

With two stops of underexposure, it should help, but don't expect the quality to match normal exposure and processing.
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