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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question about expired slide film.

I bought a lot of Provia 400f expired 2004. I was wondering how to rate the film, iso 400 or iso 200.

Also is it worth doing E6 process or should I crosprocess it.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yebisu wrote:
Quick question about expired slide film.
I bought a lot of Provia 400f expired 2004. I was wondering how to rate the film, iso 400 or iso 200.
Also is it worth doing E6 process or should I crosprocess it.


Provia is very good film, it's a waste to cross process it in my opinion.
Make a test roll, two takes for each scene, one metered normally (400 ISO) and one overexposed by 1 stop (200 ISO).
then see the results and decide how to expose the rest of the lot.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With care you can restore well magenta cast , better exposure as Orio did suggest even more helpful , left cross process to those who can't make good images Laughing


PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Orio and Attila.

I bracketed a some of the exposures on the first roll (400 and 200) so I should find out how to rate the rest of rolls.

As always thanks for advice Very Happy

And I promise I won't mention cross-processing again Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cross processing is not good, I tried it and it destroys your c41 developer and gives results that are a lot worse than if you processed it properly in e6.