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    Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

    All Spotmatics have voltage compensating circuitry as an inherent part of the meter design, you can put any substitute in for the original mercury cell and you'll be fine.
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    Film Developing in the UK

    It unfortunately looks like Club 35 is gone as their website is unavailable and they no longer show up on Google. I'll try again in a few days, but if they have gone it's unfortunate as I always used them for my C41 due to their low dev + print prices (I usually just like flicking through and...
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    Can I adjust C-41 development recipe to change contrast, saturation and white balance?

    You adjust the colour and contrast in the printing or scanning stage with colour neg films. Whilst altering the development process will alter both, it is not recommended as the process is deliberately standardised and there is no real way of knowing what result you will get out. I think your...
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    This makes me very happy

    Kodachrome won't be coming back, the K-14M process is extremely complex and not interchangeable with practically any part of an other process. Aside from requiring rem-jet removal (which no still films use now), multiple re-exposures to different coloured lights and multiple developers, it also...
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    This makes me very happy

    Great news, I only shot E100G once but it gave a very nice, natural rendering with very fine grain; I wonder if it's being re-formulated in any way or if it's exactly the same as when last coated in 2012. It won't happen, but I wish they would re-introduce E100VS as well as I loved the...
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    That horrible moment when...

    It works on using the infrared frame counter (which counts the perforation holes to know what frame the camera is on). Essentially it just remembers how many perforations have passed, and then when the film is re-inserted it moves back to the same position and then winds on as before. It was...
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    The Vuescan discussion thread...

    Just to check, you did press preview each time you changed the RGB exposure down? And when you were doing the exposure adjustments the colour balance was set to "none"? That cyan colour shows that the leaves are out of the output colour spaces gamut, but they are mostly not over-exposed (that...
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    The Vuescan discussion thread...

    Did you manage to sort it out @ChrisR ?
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    Rating Ilford Delta at 1600 or faster

    So long as you use DD-X or a similar speed enhancing developer like XTOL you can shoot it at 800 with no change in developing time, and easily push tabular grain films to 3200. Ilford give developing times etc in the Delta 400 datasheet: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/2010628953322222.pdf
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    The Vuescan discussion thread...

    It's over-exposing the scan as the auto exposure time is too long. Setting the white balance to "none", make sure clipping warnings are on and lock the exposure, bring it down a fraction, then preview. Keep adjusting it down until the highlights are not clipping, then try and increase it to the...
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    The Vuescan discussion thread...

    Could you show a screenshot of your settings in the "colour" tab? The settings on that will probably explain why it's behaving like that. Do you get the same effect if you set the colour balance drop-down to "none"? That just shows the scan with no black/white point adjustments (so you...
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    More new film on the way

    Have those who gave money to Film Ferrenia's kickstarter been keeping up to date with their progress? They've certainly made a lot of important steps lately, and got much closer to their end goal. http://www.filmferrania.it/news/
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    Formopan 100

    @Hugh Jarse If you're developing it yourself be advised that the emulsion is very soft and prone to damage if you don't handle it carefully. What Rob says is true in my experience as well, although the 100 is nowhere near as bad as the 200 (more like 125 with the developing times they...
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    Portra

    @RaglanSurf @skysh4rk @ChrisR I found an archived version of the comparison graphic Kodak put up when they released Portra 160 and 400, and whilst what I said above is somewhat correct there are some differences. Interestingly they kept the Portra 160 balanced practically the same in terms of...
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    Portra

    Kodak originally produced 3 versions of Portra for the first generation, NC, VC and UC (ultra colour) with each coming in 160 and 400 speeds and in that order being of increasingly higher saturation, contrast and sharpness (UC was similar in saturation to Ektar). For the second generation the UC...
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