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06-30-2011, 12:17 AM   #5731
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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
LOL... Been a long time. I switched when our Kodak rep told us they were going to stop selling us Tri-X, not long after T-Max came out. I was under the impression that one could not buy it anymore, but I haven't tried, either.
Ah! It's a pity that they told you something that turned out to be untruthful. It's before my time, but perhaps Kodak considered discontinuing Tri-X at some stage? I'm rather glad they didn't It's still readily available, also in cheaper re-branded versions. I really like it, especially in 120.

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Ah! It's a pity that they told you something that turned out to be untruthful. It's before my time, but perhaps Kodak considered discontinuing Tri-X at some stage? I'm rather glad they didn't It's still readily available, also in cheaper re-branded versions. I really like it, especially in 120.
I believe they planned to discontinue it. I did (do) like the look of HP5+, too. And it looks like most of the 4x5 negs from that time are Tri-X, anyway, so I wasn't completely fooled I do remember buying six boxes of 100 sheets and freezing them because we thought it was going away. All hindsight, though. Getting old is a bitch; I recommend you avoid it if possible. Just the other day I was looking through slides from a shoot I was *certain* I did in Kodachrome, and bigger than shite it was stamped "E6". Huh. Memory is a tricky thing.

Anybody got recommendation on current C41 process B&W film? Anyone got a good lead on a lab? I'm thinkin' about breakin' out the T90
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I do shoot Pentax, at least sometimes - New Fomapan 200 in D-76, MX, SMC-M 50/1.7



But I haven't given up variety either - Kodak ColorPlus 200, Kiev 4, Jupiter 8M

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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
I believe they planned to discontinue it.
Tri-X and Plus-X both survived. The film that didn't was Panatomic-X


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(Have several rolls in the fridge set aside for special occasions...)

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I do shoot Pentax, at least sometimes - New Fomapan 200 in D-76, MX, SMC-M 50/1.7



But I haven't given up variety either - Kodak ColorPlus 200, Kiev 4, Jupiter 8M

Good work! I am pretty jazzed about your Kiev shot. It looks like the lens is a good copy and is nicely dialed in. Was that wide open?


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thanks, Steve - AFAIR 1/50 and f/4, maybe f/2.8. At any rate below where my Kiev's meter can read. The meter does OK in brighter situations, i.e. where I really don't need it
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Calling all American film shooters: If you've seen Javier's (and others) UltraMax400 shots and have an interest in giving the film a go for yourselves, the CVS circular this week was advertising a 4 pack of 24 exposure rolls for $9.99. Not sure if this price was nation-wide, but it can't hurt to look.

I've purchased the same 4 pack on sale for $7.98, but haven't seen that price for quite some time.

Shot with a new-to-me ME Super (3rd functioning copy of the camera I own <g>), Ultramax400, M50 f2



I'll share the story of ME Super No. 3 in another post. In the meanwhile, Ultramax400 is available semi-cheap at CVS.

Best to all,
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Calling all American film shooters: If you've seen Javier's (and others) UltraMax400 shots and have an interest in giving the film a go for yourselves, the CVS circular this week was advertising a 4 pack of 24 exposure rolls for $9.99. Not sure if this price was nation-wide, but it can't hurt to look.

I've purchased the same 4 pack on sale for $7.98, but haven't seen that price for quite some time.

Shot with a new-to-me ME Super (3rd functioning copy of the camera I own <g>), Ultramax400, M50 f2



I'll share the story of ME Super No. 3 in another post. In the meanwhile, Ultramax400 is available semi-cheap at CVS.

Best to all,
Kevin
thanks for the heads up Kevin. What your beautiful colors you got here as well !
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Thanks, Javier. I was thinking the same thing of your shots (particularly the jewelry store with all the purple <g>). Because it's usually so inexpensive and the rolls are only 24 exposures, I like to use it as test film for new-to-me cameras. If the camera needs some work and the exposures don't turn out the best, it's no great loss. If the camera is good and the exposures do turn out, I'm usually happy with the results. All that being said, I prefer Fuji Reala 100 (or Ektar, but that's really a horse of a different color, literally).

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Ah, the romance of the darkroom, the reels and tanks, the smell of stop bath and developer; contact dermatitis, fixer stains... LOL

What scanner are you using? The results (at least at this size) look very nice.

I switched to Delta 400 when they quit selling us Tri-X.

You ever shoot Tech Pan in Technidol?
Heh....I don't even know what that last stuff is, man, I am really new to this. So far, rodinal is the only thing I've tried, and it's just so easy, and I like the results, so my motivation to try other things at the moment is pretty low. If my schedule ever settles down.....maybe in the winter.....

I'm using the Epson V500, because it was cheap. Bought it new on Amazon for $125. I bought the VueScan software, too, but honestly it's confusing, so I've just been using the free Epson Scan utility.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KJon Quote
Calling all American film shooters: If you've seen Javier's (and others) UltraMax400 shots and have an interest in giving the film a go for yourselves, the CVS circular this week was advertising a 4 pack of 24 exposure rolls for $9.99. Not sure if this price was nation-wide, but it can't hurt to look.
Thanks for the tip, Kevin! I'll check both the CVS near my home and the one near work tomorrow. Do you happen to know the dates on the circular?

EDIT: I found the circular online. Price is good June 26th - July 2nd.

Thanks again,

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By the way, I just realized that Target has the UltraMax 400 at $7.99 for the rolls of 24 exp.
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It was in this past Sunday's Hartford Courant (June 26).

Hope it works out for you, Rob.

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@ Jussi, Great shots, both of them. I really like the Kiev shot.

@builttospill, Your rocket shots are great.

@Kevin, Love the colors in that last one.
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