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Old 24th May 2019
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Re: Exposure Latitude

I used to use a Mamiya RB67 professionally and use Olympus 35mm for backup.

The Mamiya using 120 film for 6x7cm exposures had way more latitude. In fact for beauty portraiture I often used to purposely overexpose if a model had skin blemishes as the overexposure would reduce the appearance of these.

Overexposing by the same amount on 35mm would result in the images being unusable.

8 shots on 120 (10 but with 1 and a bit lost to a "clip" (processing) test made images cost 1 each 25 years ago. Plus more than 1 each Polaroid test. Every image counted in those days...

I just had a flashback to me lugging a Mamiya kit in a big bag plus sturdy tripod, plus an aluminium case with my backup OM2n, then OM-4/4Ti around everywhere...

(Most of the Olympus I still have including the aluminium case...)

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