Some Experiments with Kodak E200 Developed as a Negative

June 2000

Normally a very red sensitive and contrasty color slide film, Kodak E200 professional slide film was exposed this last dark of the moon with my 5.5 inch f/1.65 schmidt camera on summer milkyway objects for 6 minutes during the midnight hours, and then developed as a NEGATIVE to attempt to boost color, contrast and color saturation. The film was hypered for 12 hours at 50C. The bottom line is that the results were awful, and although the film did gain a very significant contrast and color boost, it lost most of its fine color sensitivity in the reds, and became extremely grainy. Stars were rendered for the most part as green, and color balance was extremely difficult if not impossible! Here are a few images from that night for your evaluation.

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Gamma Cygni

Lagoon and Trifid

Swan and Eagle

M24 Star Cloud

Andromeda Galaxy

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