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    Whats your film of choice

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    I have noticed of late that there are a few more around who don't mind burning some film on the odd occassion.

    So, I'd be interested to know what film is your main used film and why?

    For me personally, I am still to make up my mind. I have been using pretty much exclusively Ilford HP5+ B&W film, which I have to say is slowly growing on me (especially since I changed to ID-11 to develop it). I have shot a few different types over the last month or so, but have yet to have any prints done to determine whether I like them or not.

    So, what is the first thing you reach for before loading up a camera?

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    Hp5 for general, Fp4 for stuff shot off a tripod. Delta for special occasions, Delta 3200 for very special.

    For some reason I see D-76/ID-11 as totally boring (though it does a great job) so I will be using Diafine from now on. Maybe some Rodinal later.

    I've got a good 40 assorted B&W rolls coming the mail soon so who knows what I'll come to love.

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    Hoffy, shoot alot of chrome for personal use....Provia 100f and 400x. I rarely shoot Velvia as I find it a little lairy. I also shoot alot of print film in colour and black and white. I have a stack of exposed Kodachrome in my office that I'm still adding to before it goes off to the US.

    For weddings I mainly use Superia Reala 100 @ 64, Pro 400h @200, and 800x @ 400 or 500. If it is black and white then it is hard to go past HP5+...can be rated anywhere from 400 to 1600 comfortably.

    I have just tried some Ektar 100 which I must get down to the lab (looking forward to running this through the scanner).

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    Kodachrome 25.

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    Too bad Jim, Kodachrome is EOL.

    Me, I'm a sucker for Tri-X. And several slide films...
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    Tri-x is so hard to obtain in aus.

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    I have some provia at home that I am itching to try. As it appears my thing at the moment is snippets of stone walls in Adelaide, I think it could come in well for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoffy View Post
    I have some provia at home that I am itching to try. As it appears my thing at the moment is snippets of stone walls in Adelaide, I think it could come in well for this.
    If colour is your thing, there aint much that Provia won't do well at.

    Tri-x is so hard to obtain in aus.
    i have never any trouble obtaining it, its just that I never have obtained it.

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    My faves at the moment are XP2 and Velvia 50.

    mmm just the sounds of them make me wanna start shooting...
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    Colour Negatives: Portra 160/400NC or VC hands down. Beautiful pastel colors, not too saturated and just right. Tri-X for B&W.

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    If I had an interest in shooting color at the moment, which I don't, I would be shooting Portra NC hands down.

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    i like ilford delta 3200 b&w at the moment
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    What are you rating it and and developing in? That film seems fickley. Some say its really 1000asa.

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    HP5+ or FP4 in ID11, LC29 or Rodinal. Used to use plus-x and tri-x but I got the sh*ts with Kodak from a philosophical viewpoint so decided a few years back to stick with Ilford because they were sticking with monochrome shooters.

    Not too picky with colour since I don't use a lot of colour film. Mostly Fuji branded stuff though. NPS or NPC in 120.
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    Superia Reala, Provia and I like the Ilford Delta for mono's
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Ilford Delta for mono's
    Do you develop yourself Rick? If so, what do you do to keep it under control? I always found the Ilford Delta showed a pronounced grain with a very harsh looking contrast (the grain, that is). Seems there's a lot of difference in low-ISO and higher ISO delta's, so would be nice to know what you're using?
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    What developer, dilution, temp, time and agitation are you using Jev?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jev View Post
    Do you develop yourself Rick? If so, what do you do to keep it under control? I always found the Ilford Delta showed a pronounced grain with a very harsh looking contrast (the grain, that is). Seems there's a lot of difference in low-ISO and higher ISO delta's, so would be nice to know what you're using?
    No I don't. Only cause my house has heaps of floor to ceiling windows and there really isn't a room I can make dark, unless I wanted to permanently converted it to a darkroom.

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    What about using a tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krzys View Post
    What about using a tank?
    True! But I much prefer to get out taking photos than sit at a PC editing them or developing them. I am not a 'spend hours processing' person. Most of my digital photos are processed in about 2-3 minutes.

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