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Old 07-04-2017   #1
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Land 250 and Fuji 100c

I tried out this morning for the first time my Land 250 with Fuji 100c. I managed to get 9 out of 10 instant images, but they look too dark.

I set the Land 250 to:

1. sensitivity 70
2. darkness/brightness to middle (no adjustments)
3.light to overcast or bright

I scanned the photos with an EPSON 600.
I am glad that with technology, I can save the dark images to something that can be viewed!

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The metering cells in these cameras lose sensitivity over time. You have to compensate with the brightness wheel. It's to be expected.

Here's one from my Land camera that ended up underexposed as well. Same boat as you, no pun intended.

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I will from now on check each image and then adjust the brightness.
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It's a nice film and worth the effort.
I like the 3D quality the instant prints can impart.
One thing for sure, using old instant cameras is not forgiving and leaves a lot of openings for failure.
From exposure to developing times and storage temperatures....
Peel it too soon or leave it in the car on too warm of a day..... *poof* it's a wasted frame.

Here is one on 100c on a press camera. V700 scan
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I haven't used the EPSON 600 scanner in years.

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I am/was tempted to get a Land 195 or 180 with a sharp lens and manual exposure, but the high cost of film does not justify such a purchase. I need to refine the way I use my Land 250. I will use a Sharpie pen to darken the electric eye so that the exposures get longer.
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I also was tempted to go for a different model, with a better optic. Lucky that I decided not to do seen the end of the Fuji Pack Film!

To get proper results is a process...try and learn from your mistakes! I know, it' s expensive but you know enough about photography to master it in a short time!

If your photos are mainly underexposed trick the camera, the light sensor or covering it partially or putting over it a plastic transparent film of any color just to absorb little bit of light.

Let us know how it will go, please.

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I just placed some transparent tape over the electric eye, followed by some black spots on the tape with a pen. The shutter speeds became longer. I can hear it. Just got a new pack of Fuji 100c out of the refrigerator. I will experiment.

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My gripe with instant is how expensive the experiments are!
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Therefore, I will experiment with real photos. I will not take photos of a lampshade or wall.
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I am trying some color removal too.

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Raid, if you’re so inclined, save the negatives and bleach them at a later date. Then scan the bleached negs and play around with them on PS. The resulting image is usually much better than the print.

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The negatives have been thrown away this time.
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Raid, for your experiment I suggest you try a subject with low dynamic range, to minimise chance of the camera's exposure meter being fooled.
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I will try doing this too. Thanks, Lynn.
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