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    your favourite b/w film?

    What is your favourite (or 2-3 that you like) b/w film?
    I cannot say I have a favourite as of yet, although i have shot a few different types, I have not used any extensively undter the same conditions.

    I can say I generally like ilford hp5+ for the versatility of the speed + the grain is quite nice.

    Id likem to hear why you like a certain film, and may have a go at it also
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    if i'm testing a new camera, i use the regular kodak 400 BW...
    If i'm wanting to do proper work, i like ilford delta 3200 at iso 800. I have a roll of Ilford PANF plus... but i've yet to use it...
    Fujifilm NEOPAN 400 is another i have...

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    my favourite film in 8X10 format was Kodak Tech-pan 25 - these days I'm using T-max 100 for 4X5 and 8X10. I still have a hundred or so sheets of Tech-pan, I only use than for special occasions these days. For smaller formats I use T-max 100 as well, I occasionally use a T-max 400 when I need some extra speed.

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    interesting. Is there and advantage to use delta 3200 at 800?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Othrelos View Post
    my favourite film in 8X10 format was Kodak Tech-pan 25 - these days I'm using T-max 100 for 4X5 and 8X10. I still have a hundred or so sheets of Tech-pan, I only use than for special occasions these days. For smaller formats I use T-max 100 as well, I occasionally use a T-max 400 when I need some extra speed.
    what advantage do you feel tmax has over other films? or is there a specific look of this film?

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    "at advantage do you feel tmax has over other films? or is there a specific look of this film? "

    It's the look, the lack of grain and the simplicity of using just one type of film in all my cameras - from my 35mm Leica M3 to my Ebony 8X10. I will use some faster/slower film types when I know T-max 100 won't give me the results I want.

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    another vote for for HP5+ closely followed by T-Max
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabian628 View Post
    interesting. Is there and advantage to use delta 3200 at 800?
    i wouldn't say it's an advantage... but i just like the result of shooting it at 800. It kinda gives the picture a ... erm... i don't know how to describe it...
    Let me see if i can post a picture on here... and you might understand what i'm trying to say...
    Although, i think you have to process it at 800 too...
    I am still learning how to process my own negatives... so i'm abit clumsy when it gets to timing and chemical measurement...
    but i'll scan a photo in now and you can have a look.

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    here is one of the photos shot at iso 800...
    It's not one of the better shots i have but the good ones are stuck to my portfolio...
    I hope this gives you an idea? Let me know what you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fillum View Post
    Dr Strangelove
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    • Ilford FP4


    Now one of those doesn't quite fit. I haven't shot black and white film for a very long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallfooties View Post
    here is one of the photos shot at iso 800...
    It's not one of the better shots i have but the good ones are stuck to my portfolio...
    I hope this gives you an idea? Let me know what you think?
    it gives a strange effect

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    this one...

    agfa...

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    Haven't tried a lot and call me old fashion but I like my tri-x
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabian628 View Post
    it gives a strange effect
    Hi Fabian,
    It does give a strange effect doesn't it???
    But i love it!!!!

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    neopan 400

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    Same here! Used it a long time ago, that is, but when I did it was (excuse the 4-gotten names but)
    Kodak 125 ASA Panchromatic, devved in D76
    Kodak Tri-X Pan, dittoed in D76
    Kodak B/W IR film, also in D76
    Kodak Panatomic F 32ASA, which I used to send away to be developed "properly".
    (Gee! Almost total recall!)

    I wouldn't know what's there now, except for what I've read hereabouts.
    (Gee! Almost total ignorance!)
    However, this has been interesting.
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    did you guys know that Anni Lebovitz (SP?) started out with a roll of Tri X and a 35mm film camera????
    Wow... i really love her work!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallfooties View Post
    did you guys know that Anni Lebovitz (SP?) started out with a roll of Tri X and a 35mm film camera????
    Wow... i really love her work!!!!
    tri-x is great.
    shadows look great at about 250...and dropping the dev time by 1/5th stops your highlights blowing out.

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    I've gotten the best results so far with FP4, but I want to try some of the B&W Kodaks, like Tmax or Tri-X

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