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InsuredDisaster Registered since 27th Aug 2008
Wed 15-Feb-12 01:18 AM | edited Wed 15-Feb-12 01:19 AM by InsuredDisaster

Film, Fujichrome CDU II Tungsten, expro'd in the C41 unicolor kit. Shot with my 28mm 2.8E. Yeah, I'm sure there's better 28mm's but this one's mine and I like it. Scanned with the Epson V500. Now there's a good scanner hobbled with a crappy negative holder. Hundreds of dollars and thats the best they could come up with?


Badly over exposed and I think the photo almost died on the scanner table, but I worked too hard to get this photo in the first place to just chuck it.

See, I fired off the roll of 36 shots of me shoveling snow. I had to shovel like a madman while counting in my head trying to get some snow in the air when the shutter went click. Got to 36 and wound the film to 37. . . 38, hmmmmm, I did spool the film up from a 100' roll, and I try to put a few extra just in case, 39. . . 40. . . MUTHER OF MONKEY! It was only then that I noticed the film rewind lever wasn't turning. I can't believe I'd made such a stupid error and failed to notice the loading failure.

I rushed back around, shoveled more snow while snapping off 6 or 7 frames then shot all the other shots I'd taken, of course, the sun was nearly down and I was missing that earlier golden light I'd seen.

I exposed the film at ISO 12, but since the whole scene was snow I took a metered reading and then added a bit of exposure to compensate. I then developed in the C41. . .

So either the ISO was set too low, I overcompensated, or I developed wrong. Oh well, with all that effort, there was no way I was not going to save something!

Going to shoot the next roll in my F5 or F100 and see if I need to alter the ISO or something. I think I saw in the 'net that ISO 12 was about right. The film is out of date of course. Bought it on ebay for less than $20 if I recall. Should get about 18 rolls or so.

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