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08-06-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Urban Citys film Photography?

What's the best urban citys film to shoot with?

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What time of day/night, what sort of subject, color or b&w?

For color, general shooting, I like Ultramax 400 - good saturation without going overboard with it or the contrast, decent grain, decent latitude, fast enough. Otherwise, just about any cheap asa 200-400 film (except Superia) will do the urban thing.

For b&w, Tri-X is the classic. XP2 and BW400CN work well, though are fussier with the exposure, i.e. less latitude.
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I agree with nesster, though I would also add the Ultramax 800.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
For b&w, Tri-X is the classic. XP2 and BW400CN work well, though are fussier with the exposure, i.e. less latitude.
Less latitude? They're chromagenic! I find BW400CN quite could for pushing.

Tri-X is indeed the creme de la creme for BW.

If you can handle the low speed, Reala's the best bang-for-buck film out there. Very fine grain, sharp, and good colours, though you might want to rate it at half-speed for shooting people.

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400 ASA speed has always seemed to me to be the best all around compromise for most types of lighting situations you'll likely encounter in general, whether B&W or color.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Tri-X is indeed the creme de la creme for BW.
think Neopan 400 is a bit smoother and Neopan 1600 is awesome stuff

QuoteOriginally posted by raymeedc Quote
400 ASA speed has always seemed to me to be the best all around compromise for most types of lighting situations you'll likely encounter in general, whether B&W or color.
ISO 400 film, F2 lens, should be set for almost any situation
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