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05-07-2010, 08:30 AM   #16

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I still shoot 125PX. It is really good stuff and a film one shouldn't overlook.

05-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #17
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I use most old films like Rollei R3 and Retro 100 or 80S for B&W and Agfachrome RSXII 50, 100 and 200 iso for colour slides.
05-10-2010, 08:17 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Fomapan 100 is wonderful, as is the Acros 100 (and Delta 100 too, and throw in Kodak for good measure) - all the 100 speed B&W films are very good, I go by price and availability when I replenish my supply. There probably are differences between the films, but not significant for me to have developed a connoiseur aproach (yet)

At 120 size, the grain etc on a good 400 speed film (Tri-X etc) isn't as big an issue as in 135, so I've also used Tri-X and Tmax 400 for landscapes, with good results. Foma 400 I'd consider a special purpose film, as it tends to a vintage look.

Non-slide color: I tend to follow the same pattern, whatever 160 speed film is cheaply available when I replenish. Fuji 160S has been good for me, but if I pick nits Kodak 160NC gives even better results. These I use as general purpose films. 400H makes for a good higher speed portrait film, perhaps it is a bit unassertive for landscape work.
I'm in pretty close to the same place. I am doing some searching for my film. I tend to like to settle in and concentrate on photos after really getting to know my material.

So far, my favorites are similar to yours.

My favorite color film right now is Fuji160s. I keep trying the others again, i.e. Reala (135 only), Portra, other Fujis and Kodaks, and in both 120 and 135, but in the age of scanning, I keep getting more color photos that make me smile with 160s. I did recently pick up some Ektar in both formats. It interests me because the results I see from others remind me a bit of Kodachrome.

My favorite B&W films are also the same in both formats: Fuji Neopan 400 and Acros. My eyes may be stuck in the 70s, because Tmax and Delta don't do it for me, and I am finding 120 HP5 a little fussy to develop. I am tempted to shoot some Tri-x again. As I have scanned my old stuff recently, I realize that a lot of what I like about Neopan 400 is that it reminds me a little of my old Tri-X.
06-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #19
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Provia 100/400
Portra 160NC

Neopan Acros

06-07-2010, 12:36 PM   #20
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I agree 100% on the 125PX. Great film! I like 320TXP as well. Too bad it was killed off, though I have 9 rolls of 120 left and a box of 4x5.

I also have had great results with HP5+ and FP4+. I develop it in HC110 dilution E mostly.

06-14-2010, 11:05 AM   #21
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For color I like Portra 160NC and VC. I haven't made my mind up about B&W and may never.
07-04-2010, 11:48 AM   #22
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Landscape color: Velvia 100 pro (not F) in the summer, Astia in the winter. Sometimes Portra 160NC for a change of pace.
Landscape B&W: Nik
Unfortunately, I don't do portraits, at least not yet.

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