Wow. I feel ashamed because most of those on this site are industry professionals. '
Recently I purchased a Yashica Super 8 Electro 800 and am very soon going to be
shooting my first test roll ever.
Plan on shooting on a warm sunny day using Ektachrome 100D and doing a bracketed test to dial in my camera.
Just wondering how exactly to go about doing this test. I know that the readings the camera gives are not to be trusted.
Very sorry if this is a simple question, but I am very confused about this process. Thank you.
First film test ever..Bracketed test?
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:11 AM
It helps if you've got manual control over the exposure settings. The usual way is to use an chart with grey scale, colour chips, mid grey etc, but I guess a human subject in a location with a full tonal range from white to black would do. You expose at the correct setting and then the over exposure and then under expose in 1 stop increments. You can also start at the over exposed end and work your way down to the underexposed end. Remember to label each shot with the exposure setting.