Sensitometric system : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

Can somebody explain me how the sensitometric system works, or if there are any websites or books where I can get the information from.

-- Deborah Holtzer (, May 30, 2000


You would do well to read Ansel Adams' THE NEGATIVE to get the big picture, but for specifics on sensitometry you can't beat PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSITOMETRY by Todd & Zakia (Morgan & Morgan, 1969). I think it is out of print, but you should be able to find it on the used market.

-- Ed Buffaloe (, May 30, 2000.

I get many out of print books at my local library using the World Cat. on the internet. Find the title on the World cat. and then have the library order the books for you. I use it all the time and have been able to get many obscure titles, thousands of miles from where I live. I hope this helps. Also if you call Kodak, they have many publications that they will send out to you. It always amazes me how much info they have. Ask for the Profesional Imaging Dept. when you call. I think that the number is 1 (800) 242-2424

-- Bill S. (, May 31, 2000.

The Jan/Feb 1991 issue of View Camera Magzine conatins an excellent article on this subject titled "Penetrating the Density of the Film Curve" by Gordon Hutchings. Your local library may have it, or you can order a re-print or back issure directly from View Camera Magazine.

-- Michael D Fraser (, May 31, 2000.

If you are getting into sensitometry and the zone system, might as well look at the latest and greatest.

Al Robinson

-- Al Robinson (, November 25, 2000.

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