Increasing apparent sharpness on 7222
Posted 03 March 2007 - 05:04 AM
Now, how can I get around that and come to as sharp an image as possible?
A couple of things that come to mind are:
- sharper lenses
- deeper DOF (as much of the frame in focus)
- more contrasty lighting? (avoiding having too many continuous midtone surfaces)
Are these correct? Please give me some advice about this.
Also, is there any exposure trick that could help ? I mean, like the widely accepted color approach "slightly overexpose and then print down", but for the b/w stock?
Any lab processing manipulation?
Thank you very much!
Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:29 PM
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:55 PM
Posted 04 March 2007 - 04:10 PM
If it were up to me and I were shooting b/w neg, I'd want to print to b/w. As far as the Callier effect goes, IIRC, it requires the use of optical printing, which will only occur if that's part of your post route. Contact prints and DI should be immune to it.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 08:16 PM
Overexposing and printing down may help, but remember than unlike with color neg stocks, b&w stocks can get grainier when exposed more, not less grainy, since in b&w, density = silver grains.
Posted 05 March 2007 - 02:58 AM
What about shooting at a higher light level (higher f/stop) for as much DOF as possible? Would that make a difference on the apparent overall sharpness of the image, and would it be worth the cost? (higher f/stop - more light - more money ).
By higher f/stop I mean 4 or 5.6 (it's a studio shoot).
Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:08 AM
Re grain and hard v soft lighting, if you have good tonal variety (avoiding large even midtones) and/or hot highlights offsetting dark areas you can maximize your assests so to speak..
Then again if you have the resources to light the Double-X in the studio to a 5.6 you can consider Plus-X and a wider stop instead..