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Daylight inside a moderately dark bar- Portra 800 or Portra 400 +1?
Old 04-11-2014   #1
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Daylight inside a moderately dark bar- Portra 800 or Portra 400 +1?

Going to shoot inside a decently lit bar
1/40s
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ISO 400
Want a little more speed, as I'll be using a Pentax 645N
Should I go Portra 400, shot at 800 pushed 1 or Portra 800?

EDIT: I noticed most labs don't even push
So, underexposed Portra 400 or normal 800?
A little bit of grain is fine
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Old 04-11-2014   #2
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I'd think ISO 800 should be ok with medium format. 400 would be grainless.
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400 pushed will be less grainy. 800 is a lovely film in MF though. I would probably go the 800.
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Portra 800 @ 640.
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Shot some Portra 800 at EI800, center weighted metering on my Pentax 645N...
All I can say is, MF is soooo gorgeous
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Agree with furcafe...I'd go with the 800 shot at 640.

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Great you used Portra 800: a superb film! When correctly exposed (N or N+1) it has an amazing color.
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Love the tones, don't know enough PS to fix that green tinted background - any hints?
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400 would be grainless.
800 isnt so bad either with proper exposure

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Love the tones, don't know enough PS to fix that green tinted background - any hints?
A really quick fix is to go into Levels [Ctrl-L]*, find the eyedroppers in the dialog, click the middle (grey) one, then click in the image something that should be close to neutral. I tried it with your image on the wall above the stacked mugs with decent results.

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* A more advanced way is to create a Levels adjustment layer so that you can change it again later.
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Some get pleasing results pushing color, but I never (or rarely) do. I would say go with the 800. It's a very good film.
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A really quick fix is to go into Levels [Ctrl-L]*, find the eyedroppers in the dialog, click the middle (grey) one, then click in the image something that should be close to neutral. I tried it with your image on the wall above the stacked mugs with decent results.

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* A more advanced way is to create a Levels adjustment layer so that you can change it again later.
Tried that last night and it looks much better
What are other common things I can use the midtone dropper on?

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