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Re: [OM] over exposure

Subject: Re: [OM] over exposure
From: "John A. Lind" <jlind@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 21:40:33 -0500
At 13:41 10/24/02, Jose asked:

But what IF they were slides???
(I put this question some days ago...)

In particular, I had a provia 100 shot at 50 (velvia)
setting.  Can I recover the quality of the slides by
some pull/push processing?

Thanks again

It's Bad News . . .
Gross under-exposure is the bane of negative films as it leaves the negatives very "thin" (nearly clear). Over-exposure is the bane of transparency films for the same reason, It leaves the transparencies "thin" (nearly clear). Slide films have much less latitude compared to negative films and this makes it even worse.

I recommend finding a full-service pro lab and asking if they can pull-process E-6. Ask about Provia 100 in particular. Each film varies slightly with process timing changes for push/pull processing and a good pro lab will calibrate their push/pull processes for numerous films. If in doubt, and you can afford to lose the first 4-6 frames from the beginning of the roll, ask for a "snip test." A "snip test" snips off the first few frames, and pull (or push) processes them based on the EI you used. These are examined and processing time for the remainder of the film roll is tweaked based on what they see in the first few frames.

-- John

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