Plus, we haven’t seen any of Mike’s final output. The videos on vimeo are degrained, but he has said he is adding back grain as well. TN1’s of course has varying level of grain for effect shots, etc, and then an extra bit of grain due to it being a dupe. So, different goals and approaches indeed. And I’ll suggest something else that’s extremely controversial: different folks have different preferences with regards to grain and it’s perfectly fine so long as no one’s bitching about it, demanding to have someone else change things for them. 😃
I don’t mind grain, but is it really supposed to be as grainy as it is in some shots? I ask this because Mike Verta’s version of this shot doesn’t look nearly as grainy: https://vimeo.com/120218626
Either way, thanks so much to Team Negative 1 for all your hard work.
My guess would be that yes it is, for this print. Is Mike Verta’s print a LPP print? If not then you’re not comparing like for like. From what I gather LPP prints tend to be more grainy compared to standard Kodak Eastman film stock although I could be wrong.
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