22nd January 2004, 11:15 PM
Comparison of cost?
Which would be cheaper?
1>using 800 pushed to 2400 and then developed by push processing?
2>buying 2400 flim straight.
Using colour negs in both case.
23rd January 2004, 01:41 AM
think the cost is ard $3.50 for pushing each stop
not sure what's the price of a 2400 film or if there is one
23rd January 2004, 10:09 AM
23rd January 2004, 02:15 PM
Never heard of 2400 film before. Anyhow, think it really depends on the lab which you got to for develping. How much do they charge for push processing?
Originally Posted by Myst
23rd January 2004, 04:07 PM
oops.. sorry, dunno wat i was thinking.. yeah, its 3200... is there 3200 film? i know there are 1600 flims, think i saw at cathy.. but not sure how much... haven bout film in a long long while...
i think i got charged 8 just for developing the neg and not sure wat i was charged for the prints..
23rd January 2004, 09:35 PM
Well, I've got certain amount of success underexposing Press 800 film by one stop. The lab corrected the unexposure pretty well for me.
The cheapest of all options would be to just set your ISO to 3200 (thereby underexposing your whole roll by 2 stops) and then ask the (pro) lab to process normally (i.e. at ISO 800), but take special care in correcting the underexposure.
Most negatives have pretty wide latitudes of +/- 1-2 stops and should be able to handle the underexposure pretty well.
If you want a sample try seeing this. Underexposured by 1 stop (set to EI 1600 with ISO 800 film). But the compression is pretty bad so the graininess cannot be judged accurately.