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Well, let's say camera A is the Velvia, camera B is your Nikon. Camera A converts physical colors to virtual colors ("pixels") using funcA. Camera B converts physical colors to virtual colors (pixels) using funcB. Establish an ICC profile (ICCA) that converts the pixel color to viewing environment color. Establish an ICC profile (ICCB) that converts the ...


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Film negatives are only light-sensitive while in the camera, until they are removed and processed. The processing includes a step to "fix" the image so that the negatives will not be further exposed by light. So once processed, film negatives (and slides) can be handled in daylight.


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Three things: Film is relatively lenient, and exposure variations are handled in the printing. The lens has a relatively small fixed aperture and focus is set at a reasonable distance to get a lot of depth of field. Finally, prints from these things are usually 4×6, and not subjected to a high degree of scrutiny — we basically expect them to be relatively ...


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Listen for the mirror and the shutter, i.e. the stuff that makes the noise when you hit the shutter button.


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I'm no expert in this area but I did find a quite interesting blog post from Jim Kasson Photography: In 1957...Kodak Tri-X... Twenty exposures were 85 cents, and a 36 exposure roll was $1.15. And that roll of Tri-X, the one that sold for $1.15 in 1957, or $8.43 in today’s dollars? You can still buy one. It’s changed a bit; it’s twice as fast and ...


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One advantage of film is you an get everything you need really cheap. I recently acquired material from an estate for simply taking it away. 100 per lot cases of Ilford B&W 120 film, over 1000 sheets of 4x5, hundreds of feet of 35 with new film cartridges and loaders, hundreds of rolls each of 10 different 35mm B&W films. Cases if NIB 4x5 film ...


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One of the most important advantages of digital is that it allows you to adjust on the fly. That instant feedback means you don't have to wait for the film to be developed to know what you have...and, more importantly, what you DON'T have. Even mid-range digital cameras have gotten so with low light and high dynamic range that you can shoot photos that you ...


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More "exposure" LOL you're funny. As for film, i am fifty years old, and growing up my dad owned a drug store. We sold all the typical films back then, 110, 35 mm , Polaroid and the cute little flash bulb packs. Of course Polaroid was the hot new thing and very expensive! We thought. Maybe 8 dollars a pack? 110 was a couple dollars and fancy 35mm three or ...


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XP2 film is C41 processed. However, from what I remember from back when I worked in a D&P lab, it can be printed through either the colour or B&W printing processes. Only B&W will give a completely colourless finish - colour prints from it usually have a sepia tone to them.


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Walgreens probably just ran your B+W film thru the only process they have, which is most likely C41, then printed the result on color paper. If you care about the subtle differences between film and digital, it makes no sense to then process the film with a inappropriate process. That can result in arbitrary colors shifts, as you see, and most likely ...


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They probably don't correspond to Wratten numbers at all. The experimentally-derived filter factor for the red filter, for instance, is 2, whereas the filter factor for a #25 is 5, so there's an extra stop and a third of light coming from somewhere, and that somewhere is probably in the shorter wavelengths. The other filters are quite similar. That suggests ...



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