Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/12/09

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Subject: [Leica] bwc41 @ 800
From: paswango at (Phil Swango)
Date: Sat Dec 9 09:17:19 2006

Steve Barbour wrote:

btw,  is the latitude of this film so narrow/sensitive that shooting  
at ISO 320 rather than 400 makes a visible difference?

Steve, there's a ton of latitude but it's all on the overexposure side.  If 
you're careful with exposure ISO 400 will look fine.  To be safe you can 
overexpose a touch.  I always shoot it at ISO 250 or 320.  Same with C41 
color films.  Underexposure by more than half stop or so gives muddy shadows 
and grain.  But a 3-stop overexposure can yield a good print.  As for your 
original question, I wouldn't use ISO 400 c41 film at 800.  I'd rather shoot 
on a color 800 film and convert to b/w.  Even better, DSLR.


Phil Swango
307 Aliso Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM  87108

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