photograph a negative

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by paul_clayton, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. If i take a photograph at 1:1 scale of a c-41 processed negative, will
    the negative of that photo turn out to be a positive?

  2. A qualified yes.

    It will be an unusable low contrast masked (orange) positive.

    Ron Mowrey
  3. However, if you use a "release positive" motion picture film, and have processing that can take into account any special needs such film might have (such as a rem-jet layer), you'll get a clear base positive.

    Alternately, you might get a usable positive by shooting with E-6 and cross-processing in C-41, though the color rendition is likely to be a bit, um, odd.

    Simplest way to get a slide from a C-41 negative with today's technology is to scan the neg, print a high quality paper positive, and photograph that on slide film.
  4. What you would need, but Kodak doesn't make anymore, is Vericolor Slide Film or Vericolor Print Film. Processes in C-41, but no orange mask. But, there's just no market for this sort of thing anymore, people just scan the negative and go from there.

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