Zones In A Scan File

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Steven Woody, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Steven Woody

    Steven Woody Guest

    i use a simplified zone system to adjust exposure for a given film. for slides,
    i check its VII zone under the loupe, for negatives, i check its III zone under
    the final results.

    but ... if i decide to scan some negs for i've came to another city and left my
    enlarger in home. what do i do if i consider scaned files as final results and
    want to adjust exposure a way like before?

    the dificulty is that, for real films i know VII means most important
    hightlights and III means most importand shadows, but i totally lost a
    zone-map for a digital file.

    any ideal? thanks.

    -
    narke
     
    Steven Woody, Jul 17, 2005
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  2. Steven Woody

    Jeff Guest

    You could use a histogram to show you where the highlights fall in the
    exposure.
     
    Jeff, Jul 20, 2005
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  3. Steven Woody

    Tom Nelson Guest

    Narke,

    Try 240-245 for the brightest textured highlight (Zone VII) and 20-30
    for the darkest textured shadow (Zone III).

    Tom
     
    Tom Nelson, Jul 21, 2005
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  4. Steven Woody

    Father Kodak Guest

    If I'm still deciding on a photo editing program as part of my
    workflow, this would be one factor. Which software can perform this
    kind of reading?

    Kodak
     
    Father Kodak, Jul 21, 2005
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  5. Steven Woody

    Steven Woody Guest

    i think this really values! thanks. but how did you work out this magic
    numbers?

    -
    narke
     
    Steven Woody, Jul 22, 2005
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  6. Steven Woody

    Steven Woody Guest

    most do.

    -
    narke
     
    Steven Woody, Jul 22, 2005
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