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Is shooting in a negative gain the "equivalent" of shooting low speed stock film.


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#1 Eduardo Mayen

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:10 AM

should my images be richer and more saturated when i shoot a -3dB, as oppose to 0dB?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:28 AM

should my images be richer and more saturated when i shoot a -3dB, as oppose to 0dB?


They should just be less noisy, which some might say is "richer".
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#3 Eduardo Mayen

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:04 AM

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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:06 AM

should my images be richer and more saturated when i shoot a -3dB, as oppose to 0dB?


Less noise (grain) plus you'll need more light or need to open up the iris a bit more.

So yeah, in a way it's the same principle as shooting with slower film stock.
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