[tig] over exposed 35mm

john.pytlak at kodak.com john.pytlak
Fri Jun 25 13:08:59 BST 2004

In a tungsten balance color negative film, the blue sensitive layer 
requires the most speed, and so usually has the largest grains.  Silver 
halide grain size ranges from sub-micron (less than 1 micrometer) to only 
about 5 micrometers for the largest grains in the fast component ("toe" 
portion of the sensitometric curve) of the fastest films.

Color negative camera films are usually formulated with "fast", "mid", and 
"slow" components to the emulsion, making up the "toe", "straight line" 
and "shoulder" parts of the characteristic curve.  Underexposure results 
in grainier images because the "fast" component has the largest grains.

The new Kodak VISION2 films incorporate greatly improved emulsion 
technology, allowing sharper, finer-grained images.


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On 2004-06-24 at 05:33, Peter Swinson (peter_swinson at compuserve.com) 

> I have sent Rob a separate micro-image of film grain for placement on 
> TIG, when it gets poted note the large blue floaters in the D min area,
> much less obvious in the higher density areas.

see http://tig.colorist.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/FilmGrainExposure
for a compilation of this thread and at the end Peter's scans.

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