Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/16[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 11:04 PM 4/16/99 -0700, you wrote: >How do they differ from regular >tungsten bulbs (burn hotter? hence brighter?) and/or what type of film >would a person recommend for this? I shoot alot of Pro400 Kodak and my >chart says to rate it slower (ie 100asa) if shooting in tungsten light >and add an 80a filter. The photo bulbs are balanced to match tungsten film. Pro400 Kodak, is that a tungsten negative film? Or daylight film? As long as it's negative, you really don't need to filter. When they say reduce speed with filtration is applied, they are talking about using a hand-held meter that doesn't see through the filter. When I Photoshop a picture taken in tungsten light (balanced and non-balanced - the latter much more often) I add blue, add green, then tweak the cyan. I get pretty good results that way. A lab can do the same in conventional printing. Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch My computer's sick. I think my modem is a carrier.