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Hi, New to film A few tips please.

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hyalite Basic Member
Sat 26-May-12 02:41 PM | edited Sat 26-May-12 02:47 PM by hyalite

I suggest shooting Kodak Ektar 100, and have it scanned when processed. You can also convert to b&w in Photoshop. You may also like to try Kodak BW400CN, a b&w film that is processed as C-41 (color) film. Again, have it scanned when processed. Find a good lab in SLC. The at-process scans will typically be smaller, and good for up-loading to your Nikonians gallery after any Photoshop work. Ask your lab tech what size prints you can expect to produce from their scans. They may use a Noritsu scanner.

Typically, the F4 has a very good light meter. You may want to have a "speeds and meter" test done on your F4 to be sure it is accurate. Read a John Shaw book or two. In his multitude of subjects, he usually includes a section on how to calibrate your meter to a specific film. When you have gained some experience, try shooting slide film. If it's Velvia, shoot early and late. Edit your slides on a light table, then carefully select those which you would like to have scanned. If you find a lab that uses a well-maintained Coolscan 5000, you will get nice 50 MB files. Tiff or jpeg? Talk to your lab.

Unless you have access to a darkroom, shooing film in the digital age usually means educating yourself on processing labs and scanning. Fully engage yourself, be selective, and you will greatly enjoy your new journey.

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