Color Fringing with Disposable

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Kevin Neilson, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. I'm trying to help my mom improve the quality of her snapshots a bit. She
    just showed me a batch and they were lacking, in my opinion. The grain was
    enormous and detail nonexisten even on 4x6 prints; this is due to the 800
    speed film in the Kodak disposable camera. I advised her to go with
    something slower, especially since all the pics are taken outside or with
    blinding flash. The other problem is that the prints have some sort of
    color fringing. For example, every black object with a light background has
    a strong magenta line along the edge. Is that from the crappy one-element
    plastic lens, or could it be from the printer? The paper is Fuji Crystal.
    I doubt the paper could cause that effect, but maybe the enlarger has
    alignment problems? The prints almost look like they were scanned in
    low-res JPEGs printed off on a $20 inkjet. Mom thinks they are pretty nice,
    though, so maybe I should just leave her alone, although I'd prefer our
    family album photos not render us eternally in a magenta fuzz.

    What's the aperture on those disposables anyway?
    Kevin Neilson, Aug 17, 2004
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  2. Kevin Neilson

    Matt Clara Guest

    Try a different processor, and buy your mother a decent point and shoot,
    like this one:
    Matt Clara, Aug 17, 2004
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  3. Get her a decent point and shoot, like a Olympus Stylus Epic. Terrific
    lens. Less than $100.

    Mike Lipphardt, Aug 17, 2004
  4. I have found the grain to be very acceptable in most modern day 800 speed
    films at 4 X 6. The fixed plastic lens in the disposable single-use camera
    is more likely the root of the problem.
    Richard Cockburn, Aug 17, 2004
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