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Please help - Massivly overexposed pictures

I just got a few films back from the laboratory - the color pictures all turned out normally, but the two xpro films are so overexposed that I can't use them.

I never developed a film by myself, so I only have a vague idea of how it works. I used two different cameras and two different films. A La Sardina with a Lomography X-Pro 200 film and a LC-A+ with a Lomography Sunset Strip 100 Film. Both were stored like I always store my films and the other ones never came out like this. Both were new. The ISO-Setting was adjusted right (LC-A+).

So, my question is: The laboratory screwed something up, right? Or is there another possibility? I wanted to ask you, before I get into a fuss in the shop :)!

Thanks for your help!

written by feemail

13 comments

  1. paurizio

    paurizio

    Hi! I use to develop films myself, and I can tell you that the result of xpro is never sure (you can check my albums: http://www.lomograph(…)tiful-x-pro and http://www.lomograph(…)00f-expired . The 120 was perfect, the 2 35mm, Astia and Provia went bad).
    I know that it's highly recommended to underexpose 1 stop the slide (the 200 iso as it was a 400, the 100 as a 200).
    Then, my personal advice is to avoid double exposures because they just make the picture a mess :D
    Hope it was bit helpful!

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  2. feemail

    feemail

    @paurizio It was the same here, the 120 was ok, the 35mm ones went overexposed. I didn't take doubles, it was just the normal shots... I already got back xpro films from the laboratory that were totally ok, so they seem to know how it's done normally :(!

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  3. paurizio

    paurizio

    Did you change the iso in the LC-A? (I don't know it, I guess it's possible to do it)
    anyway, I'll shot next slides with a Nikon FM2, adjusting the iso, and I'll keep shooting the 120 with my Lubitel underexposing.
    I think my Holga is not the best choice for xpro :D

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  4. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    i underexpose slidefilms like paurizio 100 as 200 always the last time.. it's better.. and in the la sardina i do only a 100iso.

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  5. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    sorry jetzt mal eben auf deutsch.. tu ich mich einfacher *G* also diafilme tu ich ganz selten in kameras die ich nicht kontrollieren kann, also die eine feste einstellung haben.. die ergebnisse werden einfach sehr schnell zu hell :( hab die besten bilder bekommen mit der lc-wide mit iso 100 auf 200 eingestellt und im schatten.. in der knalligen sonne hätte man sogar iso 400 einstellen können.. muss ich beim nächsten film testen.

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  6. feemail

    feemail

    @pearlgirl77 Ok, also am besten schon beim Knipsen "unterbelichten"?! Das ist gut zu wissen...

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  7. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    ja genau.. das is das album wo ich den 100er auf 200 belichtet habe.. kannst ja mal durchschaun

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  8. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

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  9. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    hatte sogar mal nen artikel dazu geschrieben ;)
    http://www.lomograph(…)der-lc-wide

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  10. captain_mary

    captain_mary

    Hey, ich hatte bei der La Sardina das gleiche Problem. Die Bilder, die ich nachts mit dem X-Pro Chrome 100 gemacht hatte, waren ok, aber die tagsüber bei schönem Wetter waren viel viel zu hell. :/

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  11. feemail

    feemail

    @captain_mary Das komische ist, dass ich mit der Sardina schon einige X-Pro Filme gemacht habe, bei vergleichbaren Wetterbedingungen, die völlig ok waren. Und der LC-A+-Film erschließt sich mir noch weniger. Der Belichtungsmesser funktioniert, also wo ist das Problem? Ich war gerade noch mal im Fotolabor, die sind nicht schuld, selbstverständlich :(!

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  12. captain_mary

    captain_mary

    Das ist echt seltsam... Und ärgerlich. :(

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  13. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    jaa.. echt ärgerlich.. und die werdens nich zugeben, daß sie schuld sind.. auch wenn se was verbockt haben.. grrr

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