Julian Smart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 07 May 1999 18:42:58 +0100
Tom Ferguson wrote:
>"My experience shooting color slides for enlarged negs for alt
> processes......... only use it to shoot mid to flat scenes!"
Tom, I have to agree on that one!!
Thinking about it, it occurred to me that it should be possible to expand
the tonal range of almost any E6 col.tran. film simply by substituting the
standard first developer for a softer working one (contrast could even be
increased like this-water bath, extended development etc) and altering the
time/temp/sg of the col. dev. bath. Results would probably be horrible as
colour trans, but for internegging......
The current crop of new, high tech films has, ironically, made matters much
worse for the alt-printer, giving as they do, extra colour saturation and
edge sharpness to the detriment of a longer tonal range. Older, lower tech.
films such as Ektachrome 100, 64 etc. were able to hold much better detail
in the highlights, even at 1.5 stops over a zone 5 reading. They just got
paler, but retained detail. Results, I found were (comparatively) horrible
as colour trans, but for internegging.......!!
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