Extending Exposure Times

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I shoot long exposure (6-8 secs) seascapes and have just bought a Fuji GW690iii. I've got ISO50 film and had a walk out with my light meter and saw I was getting around 1 sec shutter speeds. I'm up to f/32 and obviously ISO 50.

Is there any way, apart from nd filters, to extend the shutter speed?
 

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Well, many films NEED a doubling of exposure times due to reciprocity loss for exposure longer than around one second. So, right there, you'll see a doubling of exposure times, with no filter added.
 

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Doubling might be a bit extreme on relatively short exposures like that. Here's a link to the reciprocity chart for Velvia 50.

In answer to your question however, no, I'm not aware of any method; a CPOL will add 1-2 stops. Is there a reason you don't want to use ND filters?
 

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There is the obvious ... pick days with low light levels (very cloudy, before/after sunset).
 

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