Porta 800 underexposed

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    Hi im just wondering if porta 800 can give me good results 1 stops underexposed.
    I've already talked to my lab And they told that they can push the film so to shoot It at 1600 is that it's going to be under 1 stop
    So anybody has experience with portra 800 shooted one stop under.
     
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    Considering good metering, you will get acceptable results. Portra 800 has a wide latitude, not by as much as Portra 400, but enough to get away with it.
     
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    Porta 400 2 stops underexposed Will give better results?
     
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    I tired 120 Porta 400 shot at 1600 and asked the lab to push two stops in dev. Ended up with colour shifts (especially in the blues).
    Other people have had more luck than I have though.... I guess give it a try ?

    Personally I miss Fuji Natura 1600
     
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    Useful link. Thanks. I am unsure how much if any, post exposure correction there might be in the shots at 1600 and above. If these are straight scans of RA4 prints from the negatives then this is remarkable.

    Without wishing to derail this thread into a film v digital rant, it was interesting to see comments made 7 years ago about how much better, allegedly, this film behaved at 3200 and above compared to the commentator's digital camera and yet here we are only 7 years later with, again allegedly, digital cameras that can perform in low light conditions in which colour film would cease to be operable.

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    The problem is that my local lab cant push the film so i guess i'l ltry 2 stops underexposed and show you the results
     
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    Hi, I zapped the duplicate for you. In regard to your query, it can handle one stop under without a noticeable anything if your lab is on the ball. You might shoot a grey scale frame one stop under to help your lab print it up.

    Oh, and make sure you are really just a stop under or so with the light. We tend to fib to ourselves in these situations :smile:
     
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    Thaks for deleting the other post. So i'll try exposing it 1 stop under and be carefull with the metering
     
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