Quote:Thanks for the expansion on chemical adjustment.It more like just adjusting EV in the RAW processor, ending up with a normal DR (lets say 7 stops, normal contrast, or 5 stops, high contrast) in the end product.
I didn;t say film gave high DR results; you mentioned 12 stops, I mentioned 10. Whether that si high or low is debatable, it just depends on where you draw the limit.
However, what I meant, and maybe didn't say so clearly, is that you could adjust the gamma and therefore DR range of a film by exposing and developing it in a certain way. In a way, that is tone mapping to a degree, plus burning and dodging, in the digital age, although personally I like to do this manually to have absolute control, and get the image to look the way I want it to look, as I pre-visualized it, and remember it.
Very much back to analog for me, but then in digital . I have never been a person to develop and/or print exactly as things were recorded, to me there is no fun in that or even use for that, and once I started to work in my own darkroom, and develop and print everything myself, 40+ years ago, I never did anymore, with the exception of a few snaps, which I would not print myself.
Kind regards, Wim
So yes, the film itself has a "high DR" for exposure, but the developed film does not. It is like a window of limited DR gets moved along the wider DR latitude of the undeveloped film, and where that window stops depends on the development time of the film.