Tungsten Slide film

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by bogdan_nicolescu, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. I'd like to experiment with Kodak EPY Ektacrhome 64T in daylight conditions, can anyone tell me what results this would yeld? Is there any specific situation this film would give interesting results? Can I use this film for outoor portraits? Any specific filtration required? How would this film act in combination with a PL filter? Would be great to see any examples, thanks.
  2. Whatever you would be taking pictures of would turn out very blue, unless you use a no. 85B orange filter to correct for daylight.
  3. With no filter, it would look grossly blue. You would tend to grossly over-expose the blue-sensitive layer, and under-expose the red-sensitive layer. So even if you scanned and corrected color balance, the blue channel would be clipped in highlights, and the red channel would be clipped in shadows.
    Or, use a Wratten 85B filter, expose at EI 40, and you'll get properly balanced pictures that don't look any different from Ektachrome 64. (If you do this, meter without the filter, and then add the filter.)
  4. Okay, so I better stick to it's intended purpose of use and not waste a rather precious comodity these days... Thanks for info and for your time
  5. One interesting thing to do with tungsten film is to shoot some in daylight and underexpose. Film makers used to do this to simulate "night" in some scenes. Too much underexposure, though, and it will look muddy.
  6. If you have an auto exposre bracketing/aeb function on your camera then I suggest you do it that way. I have some tungsten 64 film and will plan to do it that way myself and I will then have it cross processed.
  7. This film does great in daylight using and 85B filter! I have shot it in Super8 and 35mm. It is outstanting. You must use the 85B filter. I don't have any scans shots taken in daylight, but I do have a few taken with a 60 watt light bulb.
  8. I wouldn't bother using a tungsten balanced film in daylight (unless you have a proper filter). The effect is not pleasant or cool looking. I've made the mistake before by improperly using my filter on a super8 camera.
  9. Patrick,
    I got a lucky Kodachromes order with B&H couples of days ago, probably the last of its kind I can get. I was too late for the party as I discovered Kodachrome only about one year ago. Pretty frustrating its recent retirement announcement, that's why I want to try whatever slides are still available now on the market before any other emulsion goes extinct. Thanks for the filter tip, I'll surely try it.
  10. My pleasure. I bought the Hoya 85B from Freestyle.
  11. I had some expired Fuji 64T. I found it cross processes well when exposed in daylight. Maybe the Kodak product also?
  12. Peter, is that what the Fuji 64T looks like in daylight and cross processed?
    For anyone planning to shoot tungsten film in daylight with an 85B filter, remember it requires you to give an additional 2/3 stop of exposure. This is easier than shooting daylight film under tungsten light, as the 80A filter requires a 2 stop compensation.
    I used to do a lot of cinematography and there was always more tungsten film available than daylight film, at least from Kodak, so more often than not we'd shoot on tungsten film under daylight conditions and just use the 85A.
  13. Kodaks Ektachrome 64T is great.
    Use it with the 85B filter during the day, and you will get great results. I think the orange filter helps reduce haze a bit (just my opinion).
    Use it with an 85 filter, and the results are equally as good. Its a bit cooler, but it has the look of the now discontinued Ektachrome 64.
  14. "Peter, is that what the Fuji 64T looks like in daylight and cross processed?"
    Yes. Exposed @ iso 64, no filter. Scanned on Nikon scanner with Vuescan.
  15. I saw some photographs where the photographer put a filter on his flash head to match the tungsten film and when he shot his models outdoors the background was blue from the ambient light and the model looked normal from the fill flash.
  16. Peter, thanks for posting the sample shot of cross-processed Fuji 64T. I'm trying some out myself.
    FWIW, Kodak's now-discontinued Ektachrome 160T (and from what I've heard, 320T) has a "daylight" look when cross-processed. It's almost as if the C-41 processing neutralizing the blue tint in the tungsten slide film.
  17. The only Kodak tungsten film left is Ektachrome 64T. I cannot confirm it, but I have read that Fuji is planning to discontinue their 64T.
  18. Bogdan, On a different street, I myself was wanting to know what filter would be best to use with Kodachrome in FLORESCENT lighting? I can vouch for the 80b which works very well and even tried it with shots on my 20D when it was set for daylight balance mode, and the 80b rendered crisp balanced results that almost seemed better than the cameras internal tungsten mode. Florescent filters thus far seem hard for me to find or understand because they seem to use so many different codes or names from one maker to the next. I've seen a B+W called "F-Day" and I think this may be for florescent but not sure.

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