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    how to improve contrast of c41 b/w film (xp2,t400cn)

    I know by adding filter can but the contrast is still not enough.What color filter is suitable to increase constrast on portraits?

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    try green or yellow-green filter first. Blue should darken skin the most, I think.

    Actually i think the low contrast is due to using colour paper. Have anyone tried printing XP2 on black and white paper??
    Last edited by Gunjack; 31st October 2002 at 09:39 PM.

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    have tried yellow green, still feel that the constrast is weak

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    Oh yeah... I dunno whether u know or not, but I rate both xp2 super and t400cn as 200 speed film, that is I over-expose it 1 stop more to get better contrast. They look much better to me that way.

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    Get them scanned, tweak them in PS, then send them in and print digitally. Or print them onto traditional B&W paper (either high grade B&W paper, or if using multigrade, use a high grade filter).



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    CK

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