…Or not really.
In any case, you asked for it (Andy…) so here it is: Kodak Vision3 500T in outdoor (mostly) sunlight.
This next one was shot under gloomy overcast skies, but the rest were taken under fairly pleasant late-day sun.
- It requires heavy tweaking white balance-wise. Andrew’s suggestion of a daylight filter is likely a good one.
- It is odd stuff. It definitely has an overwhelming grain (more so in the shadows than the highlights…) As a result, it does not tolerate much exposure compensation upward after scanning. You get, what you get.
- It is definitely on the low-contrast side.
- For the first time ever on film, I had actually had to adjust the luminance noise downward slightly after scanning.
- It definitely tends to produce some “vintage-type” effects.
- It is hard to know in advance how it is going to look, but color-wise it appears fairly malleable. True-to-life? Not exactly…but maybe that’s what the filter is for.
This time around, I actually focused more on producing an artistically-pleasing image, rather than demonstrating to you the unadulterated characteristics of the film. Therefore, there has been a bit of fiddling in post.
All of these images (with the exception of the second one) were taken with the 75 Cron and 3-stop ND filter at f/2.
The bottom line?
This film is not for everything…but it’s been a fun adventure!
(Now what to do next……)