Marta Wojtkowska

Marta Wojtkowska

Posted on 09/19/2014

Photo taken on July  8, 2014

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Olympus XA + Kodak Elite Chrome 100 Extra Color (EBX)

I was the first time that I used Kodak EBX (reversal film).
I put it into my favorite Olympus XA hoping for good exposures based on its excellent lightmeter.
I had it developed with the best lab in town.
Now I am confused with what I got.
That day was too sunny, that's obvious.
Some less contrast frames taken elsewhere are OK, even if there is some bluish cast to shadows.
Now I am trying to resolve what should I use the two remaining cassettes for ;)

PS. I decided to desaturate the original scans and now I find them passable.

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In my opinion, the camera choice for the scene is the issue. The Olympus XA has no lenshood to shield the lens from all the light that was entering and there is no control over exposure. This all has an effect on contrast. I have an Olympus Stylus Epic that has the same problem. A very sharp lens but contrast suffers when there is no lenshood and no exposure control in certain lighting. High contrast scenes require a more sophisticated camera that can handle all the information that is presented. The blush cast is unavoidable unless correction is done in post processing as this camera doesn't allow the use of a warming filter.
4 years ago.