Beginner problem.

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  1. accorddude

    accorddude TPF Noob!

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    OK I have been photographing stuff for about 5 years now but I have ran in to a problem recentley. My negatives have gone from perfect in the last three months to the last batch I developed being very grey. The problem is I dont know why. Since this problem started occuring I have started bracketing again. I have noticed that when my meter says it should be dead on its not. At +.5 it gets better and at +1 its still better but still on the gray side. Is thier something I am diong wrong?
     
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    niccig TPF Noob!

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    Maybe the problem is with the film itself (heat or age fog?). Do you have any scanned negatives so we can compare before and after?
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Too many possibilities. Developer exhaustion? Meter batteries?
     
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    accorddude TPF Noob!

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    Well I talked with my teacher some more and we determend for a shot to look actually black and white with my N80 and HP5 it has to be shot at around two steps above what the camera meter says.
     
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    if you can, try to match your cameras light meter reading against either another camera at the same setting or a hand held light meter, if its way off, you have a meter problem...
     

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