Overexposure? Over-development?
Old 04-08-2019   #1
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Overexposure? Over-development?

I'm having a few issues with both my M6 and M6 TTL which I think must be a metering issue. Obviously I'm trusting the cameras meter too much and every roll I get a couple of shots like this which are flat and very grainy. My guess is overexposure which the scanner has tried to auto-correct. I never used to get this with Kodak film so I wonder if it is a weakness of Ilford film???

This was HP5+ developed in LC29. The rest of the roll was fine except for say 3 shots at the end. this has been driving me mad for a while so any advice would help.

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Old 04-08-2019   #2
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Check your M6's meter against your M6 TTL using a similar exposure scenes that are in question. If they are the same then get a good hand meter and check against that. Also, you should turn off the auto-correct on your scanner and adjust by hand.

I've used some Ilford film and I don't really see any 'weakness' when compared to Kodak

You should be able to read a newspaper writing through the darkest part of the negative. This is an easy development check. But you should tweak your development further if you aren't 100% happy with the results.

There many testing procedures in photo books and the internet. These are really complicated and require a lot of time.

Chris Crawford here on RFF has some great tutorials for your problems:


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