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06-16-2008, 11:25 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I see lots of people discussing both the qualities of Tri-X and home processing, so here goes.

Who else shoots 3200 ISO?
I have, but it's more out of realising that I forgot to change the bloody camera settings. I don't now, because the ME Supers only go to 1600. I do shoot a lot at 1600, though.

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But still, Tri-X is my favourite film, and it's a favourite of a lot of photographers. If Kodak discontinue this stuff, there's gonna be a riot. TMAX is horrid, and Fuji and Ilford don't have anything that really matches it, though they do have some excellent BW film.
I don't know if I would say that Tri-X is all that better than Fuji or Ilford's traditional films - just different. Tri-x is IMHO the most flexible and forgiving, but Ilford HP5+ comes close (and to my eyes there look is similar). Fuji's Neopan film (400 and 1600) are the cat's ass - they have a different look to them (the grain seems different) and are much more affordable than Kodak products - I used to shoot 100% kodak until I tried Neopan 400 several years ago - I haven't shot Tri-x since.

that being said I suggest that people play with a bunch of different films - they all have different looks and properties.

As far as TMAX is concerned - I've never had luck with it, but I have seen some AMAZING work that others have done with it. I think the key is working with it long enough to get to know it's developing/printing properties. Tri-x on the other hand is not very demanding (you can be REALLY sloppy with the stuff and still get printable photos) therefore more popular.
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Javier, I have seen quite a lot of dark room equipment on Craigs List recently. Might be worth a look if you are thinking of trying your own D&P. This has been an interesting thread, thanks for starting it.
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Thanks for the kind words. In this ''DSLR'' world we live in, we tend to take for granted those folks who laid the way for us. I wish I would have discovered the joy in shooting film 25 years ago. I say 25 years, because my wife has been all about film until a couple of years ago when she finally went digital. As for me, I have been shooting film for a little less than a year now and I am surely shooting less digital everyday. I really love shooting film. It really makes me think about what I am doing instead of pointing and shooting away...

I have been looking into developing my own film and will be doing it this summer for sure. I have looked on craigs list and there is many things I am thinking about. Right now I have my eye on this...
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