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06-17-2010, 05:59 PM   #3301
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stratman Quote
..Any suggestions on a relatively inexpensive one? And, does anyone make C41 B&W film in a lower ISO, like say 100 or 200? On a sunny day with 400 speed film, it's tough with a camera with a top shutter speed of 1/500 sec !!
XP2 can easily be shot at 100 without adjustments to processing. The negatives are more dense and the grain is finer than at 400. I've rarely done it, but it has worked fine when I have.

Many people, myself included, shoot XP2 at 200 most of the time.

Ilford's website recommends a range of 50-800 for XP2.

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Pentax MX, M135 f/3.5, Kodak Ektar 100 (over-exposed a bit)


Pentax MX, M135 f/3.5, Kodak Ektar 100 (over-exposed a bit)


Pentax MX, M135 f/3.5, Kodak Ektar 100 (possibly? over-exposed a bit)
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Ok one more...

Pentax Super Program, M 135 f3.5, Kodak BW400CN
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Kinda busy lately, didn't shoot much. But managed to take two rolls of Reala 100 w/ Super Program and the new DFA100WR macro. Here are a few photos from this combo:

Sorry about the data imprint. Was testing the Digital Data M, forgot to turn the data imprint until after finished a roll. But I'm glad to see that it worked fine
Hi Frank,

You have every time great photos.

And in fact film is fantastic is diferent, i need to put some more of my photos here.

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@Jason, really like what you do with Ektar and also your latest efforts with the 135mm lens. I may have to rethink my use of it - I have a Hoya 135 f2.8 that I love to use on digital and have been using it for shooting theatre events at school. I haven't shot it much out in the big bad world because of the narrow(er) FOV, but that looks like it might be one of its advantages, showing a smaller slice of the larger view. Hmmm.

Gist of it is, I really enjoyed your latest posts.

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Hello again,

Jason, I don't find those shots overexposed. They look fine to me.
I lke the shot with the lady and her violin. The tones kick a@@.

And Frank... Oh, well. Let's say your work is one of the reasons I decided to try film.
Thanks.

Some modest shots from China on ME Super, loaded with Ektar






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QuoteOriginally posted by goddo31 Quote
Pentax MX, M135 f/3.5, Kodak Ektar 100 (over-exposed a bit)


Pentax MX, M135 f/3.5, Kodak Ektar 100 (over-exposed a bit)


Pentax MX, M135 f/3.5, Kodak Ektar 100 (possibly? over-exposed a bit)
the first one is awsome!
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Thanks for the comments on the Ektar shots guys, appreciated.
I think I am getting the hang of shooting this film a little bit, and I'm happy with the colours and sharpness I have been getting lately.

Octav - The ektar doesn't look too overexposed online, but I was purposely overexposing it just a bit in camera to see how it effected the colours, and to make the shots a little lighter. I also saw Javier do this recently.
BTW, cool name! (I have an interest in ancient Roman history)

Just got some more Ektar back this evening:


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@Kevin, Thank you for the kind words.

@Frank, Nice work again. You always get fantastic colors and really those flower shots are among some of the nicest I have seen.

@Jason. Your street photography is really getting to be superb. Bravo my friend!
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Too long since I posted here. Currently trying out the Fuji Neopan 400 CN (C-41 black and white) since I've heard good things about it, and it may be an alternative to the XP2.

These are mine:






Heading for their first school disco


A mix of SMC Pentax 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5 on a Pentax K2.
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Hello Douglas,

I was going through the thread like any noob should do and I truly enjoyed your posts and pictures of your daughters.

Do you do your own developing?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Douglas_of_Sweden Quote
Too long since I posted here. Currently trying out the Fuji Neopan 400 CN (C-41 black and white) since I've heard good things about it, and it may be an alternative to the XP2.
And the Neopan looks great! Just bought a few rolls of the same and hope I can approach this level of result...
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QuoteOriginally posted by octavmandru Quote
Hello Douglas,

I was going through the thread like any noob should do and I truly enjoyed your posts and pictures of your daughters.

Do you do your own developing?

Octav
Until some years ago (before the kids came basically) I did all BW processing myself, but now it is mainly a few tri-x. The whole point of using the BW C-41 films is basically that I can have them developed in the local camera shop and get a first scan for a fair price and pretty fast. I just have to admit it that life is too busy for me to do all the wet work myself as I used to.

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And the Neopan looks great! Just bought a few rolls of the same and hope I can approach this level of result...
I didn't like the Kodak C-41 BW film. I do like the Ilford XP2 (actually have 100 feet in the freezer right now). Then I heard good things about the Fuji Neopan, and since I used to shoot lots of Fuji Neopan in the past I wanted to try it. I couldn't get it in Sweden for some reason, but ordered 10 rolls from Germany. So far it looks very promissing. Somewhat finer grain than the XP2 and a different grey scale.
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which is better? Elitechrome or Ektar or Neopan?
from 3 of those, only Elitechrome can be found in my country
poor me
anyway, just trying some bokeh with Sigma's glass
film: Lucky BW 100

swirly isn't it?


finishing my Elitechrome... 18 to go...
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QuoteOriginally posted by octavmandru Quote
Hello again,

Some modest shots from China on ME Super, loaded with Ektar

Octav
Hey there Octav, nice mood one the first and the last shot. I really love the fog!
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