back in the world of film (sort of) with my MX

paul stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Fri Jul 9 21:06:31 EDT 2010


You can also get much better results by scanning the negative and printing as BW on your 2880. To my mind, lab printing of C41 is always unsatisfactory.
Paul

On Jul 9, 2010, at 7:30 PM, Paul Ewins wrote:

> Christine,
> 		I used some of the C41 B&W film way back and found that when it was printed on regular colour paper the contrast was way too high. I could take the same neg and print it myself on B&W paper and it would be just fine. In the end I just regarded the prints from the processor as fist run proofs for weeding out the obvious mistakes.
> 
> Paul
> 
> 
> On 09/07/2010, at 11:27 PM, Christine Aguila wrote:
> 
>> I bought Wendy's MX and had my first try out with some Kodak BW400CN film which is processed in color negative chemistry--Process C-41.  As you can see, there's a greenish tint to the image here of Darrel.  I had these developed at my neighborhood Walgreens, and the prints were printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper.  I think this was taken with the 50mm lens 2.0 that came with the camera.  At some point I changed to the FA 50mm f1.4, but I can't remember when--it's back to writing shooting info down in a little pocket notebook.  Oh, fun :-).  Just spent some time looking for a lab.  I found D'ore Photo Service, which is fairly close by.
>> 
>> http://www.caguila.com/caguila/darrelfilm/content/R1_4_large.html
>> 
>> I have to get back on the construction site for some shooting next week--that is, if I can.  There's a strike on and construction has stopped. I thought I'd take the MX with me and shoot a roll along with digital. Shooting film after digital has been discombobulating in a hysterically funny way--though I have learned that I really should get the Katz Eye for my digital cameras.  I'm kind of chicken about installing it though.
>> 
>> Thanks, Wendy!  Very happy to have the MX.
>> Big cheers, Christine
>> 
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