So todays project was developing the roll of film that I finished yesterday. 36 expsoures from a gifted k1000 ( A big thank you for that). All the images were shot on a 50mm f-2 lens. The roll of film was Fujifilm Superia Xtra-400 (what cvs had for sale and walmart too). Wanted cheap roll first so I did not feel bad about wasting a better film.
The image of the cake was metered at iso-200 (1 stop over box speed) and the settings were f4 and 1/60th second. I have a notebook that fits in my back pocket that I would write down the settings. Note to self write down subject to make sure frame scanned is same as what I had written down.
My scanning technique needs to improve but hey gives me something to fiddle with .
The coffee shot that I had the top of the cup with beans. This is the same setup just a different angle.
This shot was a study in how far I could push the highlights and still have detail before it got blown out. It is staggering how much highlight detail film holds onto. Shadows well not so much before it becomes noisy and muddy.
Overall the for Fujifilm xtra-400 if you use this film meter for the shadows you will have room in the highlights to fix them. Also Set you iso speed on the camera at one or two stops over box speed (lower iso number) .
Developing the film was straight forward once you get the roll of film on the roll for the developing tank. That is the hard part the rest was straight forward follow the directions to mix the chemicals and then follow the times listed for each step. I would say color negative film seems to be fairly forgiving on processing.