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05-15-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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B&W film for portrait work

I'm soon to be taking part in a portrait course run by my camera club. I'll mainly be using my DSLR but I'll also be taking my ME Super for b&w shots. I've been using Kodak Tri-x 400 recently but I wondered if I should be using something like Agfa apx 100 or perhaps something else for this course? Any advice appreciated.

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Agfa APX100 is an excellent film for portraiture.
It is especially nice when developed in Rodinal.

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Fuji Neopan 400's does brilliant skin tones (at least for caucasians.)

What I like to do is chuck in the name of the film, plus some other info, into Google's pic search (like I did here) to see what a film looks like.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Fuji Neopan 400's does brilliant skin tones (at least for caucasians.)

What I like to do is chuck in the name of the film, plus some other info, into Google's pic search (like I did here) to see what a film looks like.
+1 on the Neopan 400, got some stuff back with that on a S-M-C Tak 50 1.4, the results are ridiculous

or use flickr

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Another database full of B&W film examples;
Ilford Cameras with Photo Samples

I am almost finished my first roll of Delta 100. Tonight I found some FP4 Plus 125 on sale so I bought 3 rolls. I'm turning to the B&W side to see how I like it
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QuoteOriginally posted by ajuett Quote
Another database full of B&W film examples;
Ilford Cameras with Photo Samples

I am almost finished my first roll of Delta 100. Tonight I found some FP4 Plus 125 on sale so I bought 3 rolls. I'm turning to the B&W side to see how I like it
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Hello Andrew,

Where did you find the FP4 Plus on sale?

I would not mind a few rolls for the rainy days...

Cheers,

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Hello Andrew,

Where did you find the FP4 Plus on sale?

I would not mind a few rolls for the rainy days...

Cheers,

Luc
London Drugs had the Ilford FP4 Plus 125 (24 exp) for $4.95 each, the one down on Marine and Bryne Rd. I asked how long they were on sale and it was because of a Sept 2009 expiry date. They frequently have these on sale she said.
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FP4+. Such beautiful tonal range.

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I wondered if I should be using something like Agfa apx 100 ...
It's now available, more or less, as Rollei Retro 100. Great film for portraits, with beautiful tonality.
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It's now available, more or less, as Rollei Retro 100. Great film for portraits, with beautiful tonality.
Beautiful...........................
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