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  1. Patrick

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    The C-41 processed ILFORD b&w film.

    (I know I know...but it's just so much easier to drop off at a 1 hour lab.)

    Better than the Kodak brand?
     
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    I tried a kodak c-41, and the pics looked kinda green...so it may be.
     
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    Haven't tried the Ilford C41 B&W. The Kodal is very good. Artemis, if your's turned out green, that's from the lab. I have had no problem.
     
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    LOL..I've heard people complain for a red tint before but not a green one. I haven't seen either.
     
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    Don't pay any attention to the prints you get back from the lab. They are printed on the color paper. Take it in and have a real b&w print done, you'll notice a huge difference.
     
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    I've tried the Ilford C-41 BW 400ISO film. It's not too bad, but in comparison to real BW film, it's night and day. There's just something about real BW film that this C-41 stuff just can't replicate.
     
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    Maybe its cause in every pic with the greenish tint I took pics of grass....and the grass had the tint....
     
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    it wouldn't be that... because its reading the world like black and white... monochroamtic. If you had a green tinge, its because of the lab. either they thought it was supposed to be green because its grass, or they just colour corrected it poorly (if at all)
     
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    I have seen this before; the green coloring is on the negative. Remember these are color-processed negatives
     
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    I have used the Ilford XP2 (C-41) a lot with very good results; ditto about it being intended for printing on B&W paper.

    Kodak has three C-41 B&W films - Kodak Black & White 400 is consumer film and available at local drug stores, it is designed for printing at mini-labs; Pro films are TMAX 400CN for B&W paper and Portra 400BW for color paper

    The problem of printing traditional B&W negatives at mini-lab, is not as big deal as it one was, because of the new digital mini-labs being used
     
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    The greenish tint very well could be from the lab, but, it is also possible that the greenish tint is from the lighting in which you are viewing the pictures. I work in a 1-hr lab, and once in a while we get some that look greenish in the flourecent lights, but once you get outside, it looks normal.

    I myself have never seen them tinted red, though?
     
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    Well....it aint the light...I just think tis the lab :p
     

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