ISO 100 and Nikons

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Bryon Lape, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Bryon Lape

    Robert Coe Guest

    : Robert Coe wrote:
    : > On Wed, 08 Oct 2008 12:50:02 -0600, Paul Cassel
    : > : Robert Coe wrote:
    : > :
    : > : > IIRC, we used to shoot even Panatomic-X at 100.
    : > : >
    : > : Why? Why not just use Plus X?
    : >
    : > Because Panatomic-X had finer grain.
    : I've been gonna ask; this is a good place:
    : Even when pushed to 100?

    We didn't really push it; we developed it normally. This resulted in thinner
    negatives, but it didn't matter: if you exposed it as Kodak advocated (ASA 50?
    I forget exactly), the resulting negatives were nearly opaque. Kodak's rating
    of the film was absurdly conservative, and everybody knew it.

    Robert Coe, Oct 10, 2008
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  2. I must have been in a retarded area; it was all marked 25 when we got it. :)
    Okay. I didn't realize you just meant underexposing the film (with
    respect to its rating). Thanks.
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 11, 2008
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  3. Bryon Lape

    Mark Thomas Guest

    ? While I never used pan-x much, *I* thought it was 32..
    Again, not from personal experience, but istr that most was
    (successfully) shot at 40-ish, so Bob's 'absurdly conservative' claim
    may be a little harsh. Plus, even back in those days, weren't the
    ratings derived mathematically from the film curves? You can't blame
    the manufacturer unless they lied about their curves, and I don't think
    Kodak was known for that.
    Mark Thomas, Oct 11, 2008
  4. Note that until the last snip, someone was talking about shooting it at
    100. Just for the record; I am not arguing with anyone.
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 11, 2008
  5. Bryon Lape

    Bryon Lape Guest

    Gee wiz. I'd just like an upgraded D80 with some of the better exposure
    features of the D90 and a 18+ megapixel sensor. Faster transfer speeds
    to the SDHC memory would be nice too. I don't really need my still
    camera to do video.
    Bryon Lape, Oct 11, 2008
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