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What should I rate Kodak Tri-X 7266 when processing as negative?

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#1 Jon Taala

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

Hi All,

 

I currently want to shoot some 16mm Tri-X for an experimental film I'm making. I'm going to do bucket processing, but I want to bucket process as a negative.  I keep reading in onine and in other forums here that if you shoot reversal film and want to process as a negative you need to overexpose a little bit when filming. Since I'm shooting this in daylight and the EI for daylight is 200, I was wondering what I should rate my film at. Should I overexpose by 1 stop or 2 stops etc. or would processing it for longer work also?

 

 

Thanks for the help!


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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:04 AM

Don't overexpose it too much, even when you run it as Negative it retains the reversal character, I rate it about 2/3 of a stop slower as Neg but that can be compensated for in developing too if you want to rate it as normal.


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#3 Josh Gladstone

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

Yeah, I usually just rate it at 200. Tri-x as a negative is going to be contrastier and grainier than it would be as reversal, so sometimes I'll overexpose a stop and pull process a bump. But honestly the difference is pretty minimal. I can't recall if I've ever tried two stops. I feel like I must have at some point.
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#4 Josh Gladstone

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:59 PM

Just for reference, here's some tri-x I rated 200 and pushed processed about 1 stop to compensate.


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#5 Jon Taala

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:48 AM

Thanks guys!


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