Shooting advice for 5279
Posted 23 February 2007 - 10:58 AM
Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:00 PM
Hey, I am shooting 5279 on an upcoming project. Do you guys recomend exposing it for 400 ASA? also how does the latitude on that stock compare to the 5218?
A bit of overexposure will usually help with shadow detail, especially on an older film like 5279. 5218 has superior latitude, finer grain, and better shadow detail.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:03 PM
'79 does have less latitude than '18, especially in the shadow detail. I consider '79 to be a more contrasty stock as well as being a bit more saturated and warm.
It also can tend to get what I call "crunchy" in the blacks when faced with underexposure.
You may just want to shoot a simple test, if you have shot a lot of '18 then the differences will be pretty apparent.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 10:38 PM
Posted 23 February 2007 - 11:38 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:33 AM
400 is a good working ASA for '79. But don't worry about the shadows compared to '18; the detail is still there, just a little darker (and grainier). It holds shadows and highlights just fine. Rating at 320 or lower gives you pretty punchy colors.