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Winbert Hutahaean
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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
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 - posted October 12, 2011 04:31 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just received my last 7 reels of E100D processed by Dwayne.

I noticed that although pictures are acceptable but they tend to be darker than usual. My previous lot (processed around April 2011) was not like this.

Who is going to be blamed?

film stock?
Lab?
Camera?

I admit that I changed my camera from previously Minolta 64 to Elmo super 106.

Any similar situation you have recently? or can someone enlighten me?

thanks

winbert

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Claus Harding
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 - posted October 12, 2011 04:47 PM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Winbert,

Since the major variable in this is the different camera, I'd start there.

Is this the first footage you shot with the Elmo or did you shoot a test roll prior to the seven current ones?

Claus.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted October 13, 2011 01:18 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Claus,

Actualy when I started with this Elmo, I used 2 stocks, i.e Velvia 50D and E100D.

The Velvias (processed by Spectra) give no dark. But E100Ds (processed by Dwayne) are a bit dark.

I never used this Elmo before, so they are my first footage.

(the probelm with my previous Minolta was not sharp enough).

Because I have Velvia to compare with E100D which were shot with the same camera, that`s why I am puzzling now where is the problem.

It can be the film stock, but also might be the camera. I am suspicous that the camera can read 50 ASA correctly but not for 100 ASA.

If that is the case, how can I deal with this since prices wise, in the future I will shoot only 100D. Can I set the exposure to manual instead of auto.

But how can I know the right position of the exposure, what is the trick of this? (please do not advise me to buy a light meter)

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