> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 16:37:49 +0000 (UTC), "Chris Barnard"
> <chrisNOSPAMdentalserve.net> wrote:
> >"Michael Scarpitti" <mikescarpitti> wrote in message
> >news:2fd2ff8c.0307170509.66e7a44aposting.google. com...
> >> Extending development seldom accomplishes anything good.
> >I think this seems to be true (I'm no expert though!).. I think in the most
> >cases, it's best not to tell the lab anything - they seem to sort that stuff
> >out in the print.
> >I just got a film of ISO 100 back that I had set to ISO 400 for the first
> >six frames by mistake. They look a *little* bit underexposed, kinda like
> >they were taken on a cloudy day when it was actually quite sunny - but you
> >can only really notice the difference when viewed up against the rest of the
> >pictures from the same film. When I got the film back and looked at all the
> >shots, I actually completely forgot I'd underexposed those first few
> >The film was Superia Reala, which I think has exposure latitude of -1.5 to
> >+3, so it's got the range to handle it.
> Chris, maybe you just answered a question i was about to ask. I had
> tried pushing some film (800 to 1600) in order to gain some shutter
> speed when taking pictures of hummingbirds. I would like to get up to
> 4000 shutter speed if I could. When i took the "pushed" film to a
> local "superstore" they could not compensate for the "push" because
> the film processing machine could only do what the film was DX coded
> for. I ended up taking the film to the city, to a regular photo shop,
> which u know charged almost twice as much. I was wondering if one
> could fool the DX coding ( I think I seen or read somewhere about DX
> labels?) In which case i could put 1600 labels (or whatever) on the
> film cannister and the machine would process accordingly. But after
> seeing your response I wonder if i would be better off telling them
> nothing. And furthermore 1600 ISO film here, which you can only get at
> a photography shop is at least twice as expensive as 800 or anything
> else. IF IF IF I could get away with telling them nothing? Then how
> much leway would I have? Dare I push a 800 all the way up to 3200?
> I'm using Fuji Superia.