Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/03

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Fuji NPH 400 trouble
From: ericm at (Eric)
Date: Mon Jan 3 04:29:41 2005
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> The NPH is giving me headache, almost all my prints came out
> underexposed (I think). color is lifeless and prints are generally
> grainy. Tried shooting at asa 320 but still prints came out lousy. I
> don't know if it is the lab or the film I bought is defective. Should
> I set it at asa 250?

I'd start off by looking at the negatives to make sure they look fine.

Here's a recent one I did.  Exposed at 400 as determined by a hand held
incidence meter.  The batteries in my M6 went dead, and it was quicker to
grab the hand held meter than to find new batteries.  :)

My only complaint is I don't develop C41 myself.  I don't necessarily clean
all the dust off the scans until I decide whether I'm going to keep them or
not.  So there are a few dust spots on this one.

The largest print I've made from NPH 400 is 8x12, and it wasn't what I
consider to be grainy.  Not as fine grained as Neopan 400, but better than
Neopan 1600.

If your negatives look like you exposed them well, I'd take them back to the
lab and ask for reprints.


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