Need to tame ISO!


pablophotographer 8 1.4k 360
19 Jan 2020 3:43AM
Hi dear friends.

In my sheer enthusiasm for some of very nice grain in dudler's pictures I bought myself some rolls of Kodak T-Max P3200.

But the camera I will be using it with has maximum ISO setting of 1600. The camera, a Minolta X-700, can shoot in Manual mode, Aperture Priority mode and Programme mode. It has also Exposure Compensation of -2 to +2. What do you suggest doing to tame the sensitive ISO and exposure correctly:

Put ISO setting on 1600 and

Shoot in Manual mode but reduce exposure time by one lesser value that the lightmeter suggests.

Shoot in Aperture mode but set Exposure Compensation to -1.

Shoot in Programme mode and set Exposure Compensation to -1.

Your help is very much appreciated.
Thank you.

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JJGEE 15 7.7k 18 England
19 Jan 2020 7:55AM
Such a long time ago I have forgotten the details but can you not not " mess " around with the film exposure & processing chemicals / processing times... push / pull ?
LenShepherd 11 4.1k United Kingdom
19 Jan 2020 9:18AM
Any of the 3 options will work - reasonably.
Hand held meters (and those in camera too) sometimes do not give a reading for an ideal exposure.
Taking some tests shots with any of the 3 methods and making notes of the exposure settings for each photo should help you quickly learn when you need to override the meter suggestion.
Snapper Plus
15 4.4k 3 United States Outlying Islands
19 Jan 2020 9:51AM

Quote:Hi dear friends.

In my sheer enthusiasm for some of very nice grain in dudler's pictures I bought myself some rolls of Kodak T-Max P3200.

But the camera I will be using it with has maximum ISO setting of 1600. The camera, a Minolta X-700, can shoot in Manual mode, Aperture Priority mode and Programme mode. It has also Exposure Compensation of -2 to +2. What do you suggest doing to tame the sensitive ISO and exposure correctly:

Put ISO setting on 1600 and

Shoot in Manual mode but reduce exposure time by one lesser value that the lightmeter suggests.

Shoot in Aperture mode but set Exposure Compensation to -1.

Shoot in Programme mode and set Exposure Compensation to -1.

Your help is very much appreciated.
Thank you.



You should read the Kodak Data Sheet for this film , especially the Exposure section. It explains that the film isn't really iso 3200, since it depends on how it is processed. Your camera will be fine.

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