I need a film guru-severely overexposed photos!

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The ceremony was a short one, so in my haste to change out rolls in my camera, I didn’t really pay attention to the new roll I was putting in my Nikon Fe2. Although I meant to grab another roll of 100 iso film, I grabbed a roll of 800 that I didn’t even know I brought with me. I am nearly certain these cannot be saved in development because they are so underexposed. Can they be saved? What would you do?

written by badjuju on 2013-07-10

20 Comments

  1. suizidekid
    suizidekid ·

    so you shoot a 800 iso roll on 100 iso setting ?

  2. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Yes :( @suizidekid

  3. suizidekid
    suizidekid ·

    i would say they are badly overexposed, not underexposed.. so doubles whould not make it better

  4. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    If you were metering at ISO 100 and you shot ISO 800. Then you've over exposed the roll. Mmm-maybe try developing it yourself? Maybe at a cooler temperature and shorter time? OR just have it developed; you might get something off of it; either way you're not going to get what you intended. Sorry my lomo friend.

  5. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    If you were metering at ISO 100 and you shot ISO 800. Then you've over exposed the roll. Mmm-maybe try developing it yourself? Maybe at a cooler temperature and shorter time? OR just have it developed; you might get something off of it; either way you're not going to get what you intended. Sorry my lomo friend.

  6. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Oh yes, that is what I meant @suizidekid @clownshoes Thanks :(((

  7. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    try ask your lab to pull the process 3 times, forced back from 100 to 800 but I don't think it would be the way though. just the best way you may do...

  8. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    and for the scanning process you could put the exposure setting to -300%, but idk how the color would turn out.

  9. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Thanks @istionojr Luckily I shot more than one roll!

  10. satomi
    satomi ·

    Just pull it 3 stops. It's easier to pull than push and specially since it's color negative (not slide), I think there's a good chance it'll be okay. I made a similar mistake and had to pull this roll either 2 or 3 stops and I like how it came out: www.lomography.cn/homes/satomi/albums/1962035-i-germany/pho…

  11. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    Good labs pull film if you demand it. Just ask to pull 3 stops. Nothing more, nothing less. The guy at the counter might not be the lab's technician. If you explain that you shot iso800 as 100 and that an overexposures should be compensated by bla bla and etcetera, you might confuse the guy and by the time your film goes in processing they push it instead of pulling it. Don't laugh: been there :(

  12. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Thanks @satomi @gauthierdumonde!

  13. grazie
    grazie ·

    Sorry for this delayed response. Like what they said, it will be really overexposed. But like what @satomi said, tell the lab to pull it two or three stops. Hope it will be saved.

  14. atria007
    atria007 ·

    upsss i think that if i reply u i repeat the same like the others hahaha..yes im agree with @satomi and @grazie...i will so this..=)

  15. sobetion
    sobetion ·

    agree with @grazie

  16. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    @badjuju let me know if you done process it with the pull 2 or 3 times, wondering the results. ;)

  17. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Thanks everyone! I'm taking them in today!

  18. emperornorton
    emperornorton ·

    You need to tell your processer that you pulled the film and they can attempt to recover it by appropriate developing.

  19. 134340
    134340 ·

    go on and wish u have good results!

  20. badjuju