Bournemouth

Been trying out some B&W film with the Pentax MX and 50mm f/1.7 lens.

Up till now just been using Fuji Superia 200 film mainly as it’s cheap, but thought I’d try out a roll of Fuji Neopan 400 for a change.

I made the mistake of forgetting to change the ISO dial from 200 to 400 but luckily none of the shots shown here were affected and I soon remembered the ISO needed changing.

It was pretty sunny so mainly using 1/500s & f/16 or f/11 here.    I can see this film could be good when light levels start to dip.

I normally get my films processed at Peak Imaging and then scan them on my Epson 4490 with Vuescan.    I find that locking the RGB exposure to 1 works well and I locked the film base colour at .64 .63 .68 (rgb) and locked the image colour (ie white points (rgb) all at .11.     I thought about setting a different white point for each frame using vuescan’s calculation based on selected crop area but it’s more work and can lead to inconsistency in the same way that using auto exposure on a camera can.

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