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#1 David Auner aac

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:13 AM

Hi folks,

what brand and type of greyscale do you use if any? And what was used in the heyday of B&W?

Thanks, Dave
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#2 Olex Kalynychenko

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:01 AM

Hi folks,

what brand and type of greyscale do you use if any? And what was used in the heyday of B&W?

Thanks, Dave


I use hand made test card included Kodak color test scale, Kodak grey scale, black, grey, white cards.

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#3 David Auner aac

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:13 AM

I use hand made test card included Kodak color test scale, Kodak grey scale, black, grey, white cards.


That's the same stuff I use. I also use a Macbeth ColorChecker, but mostly for still photography work. But is it the standard? Or is there a standard 10 patch Zone System scale?

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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:50 PM

I use the same Kodak cards. I think you can pick it up at a relatively cheap price at filmtools.com.
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#5 David Auner aac

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:13 PM

Thanks Bill. I have those already. But I need to know whether these are standard for an art project I'm researching (cf. my thread here

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#6 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:55 PM

Thanks Bill. I have those already. But I need to know whether these are standard for an art project I'm researching (cf. my thread here

Cheers, Dave


Sorry...thought you were looking to purchase some. I assume that any of the name brands, such as Kodak, have the same tonalites and hues on the cards. I checked your original thread and I guess I'll throw in a few of my favorite B&W films (in no particular order:)

"The Seventh Seal"
"8 1/2"
"Persona"
"The Bicycle Thief"
"Open City"
"Paths of Glory"

I don't know if this has helped at all, but good luck with your project.
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