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Push/no [push?

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reidfish

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Hi guys, can anyone tell me how to set up my camera to 'push' a film?

I mean, I understand it is in the developing - develop it a bit more, stuff gets lighter.

BUT, in practicality, does this simply mean that I should set my Nikonos V to 200 film when I am using 100 film and continue as I would normally, and just tell the film developers to push it 1 step?

thanks
 

DiverD

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Hi guys, can anyone tell me how to set up my camera to 'push' a film?

I mean, I understand it is in the developing - develop it a bit more, stuff gets lighter.

BUT, in practicality, does this simply mean that I should set my Nikonos V to 200 film when I am using 100 film and continue as I would normally, and just tell the film developers to push it 1 step?

I don't understand the term "push" but I'm not too hip on 35mm photo. I'm more reproduction photo. Is this a standard 35mm trick?

Overdeveloping will "burn" or "bump" the photo. Is this the "push?"
 

Bill

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I haven't done it for 30 years. For ektachrome? 160 the standard 'push' was to 400. By doing your own slides, you could get a very nice grain at 1000. Never could find a filter to get a good color balance tho. Heck you can probably buy film fast enough now.
I think you should try to talk to the person that will develop the film. Some films are better than others and there used to be standard processing available.
Bill
 

Cliff Etzel

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Originally posted by reidfish
Hi guys, can anyone tell me how to set up my camera to 'push' a film?

I mean, I understand it is in the developing - develop it a bit more, stuff gets lighter.

BUT, in practicality, does this simply mean that I should set my Nikonos V to 200 film when I am using 100 film and continue as I would normally, and just tell the film developers to push it 1 step?

thanks

That's exactly what you tell them - push one stop development - usually costa little extra though - depending on the film and development, you do lose some quality - Dmax tends to fall a tad, but isn't nearly as bad as if it were a 2 stop push.

I myself quit shooting film 3 years ago and haven't regretted it - well, almost . I moved to a couple of Olympus consumer digital cameras in housings and have found the results to be equal - but I have been shooting for over 20 years, so certain skills I developed were easily transferred over to shooting digital. The only negative aspect right now is the shutter lag - I have had to really develop my skills in anticipating the shot and depressing the shutter before the actual photo I want takes place. Takes some practice, but I only miss shooting film in large format now (aka - Zone System B/W, 4x5 field camera, etc)
 

reidfish

TheSnapperWhisperer
Jun 12, 2002
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Thanks Cliff.
Hell, there I was all keen for a great weekend, and it's been blowing strongly from the east every weekend day for a month now! It's driving me absolutely nuts.

Will see how it works out when I do try it. I think the digital lag would drive me more bonkers than the rough water, so I'll stick with what I've got for now I think.
 
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