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04-01-2010, 07:01 PM   #16
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My favorites so far, (and I haven't tried out a whole lot)

B&W, Fuji Acros, Ilford FP4

Color Print -Fuji 160S, Fuji Superia 200

Color Slide- Velvia 50 & Provia 400

That being said, onee of my favorite things about film, is trying out new films.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Some of the EU films I've tried have a very thin base and didn't dry flat.
The negatives were difficult to work with. How is this film in that regard?

Chris
It's funny, I don't have trouble with Foma negs - they seem pretty well behaved. Efke films are the ones that usually curl up on me.
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Great thread. Makes me want to load something in the MX.

When I was shooting film and using my darkroom, I'd really taken a liking to Delta 100. I can't remember exactly why I prefered it to T-Max 100, though. (I shot T-Max for years before I tried the Ilford.)

But yes, it would be fun to try lots of the films y'all are mentioning. Maybe it's time to tidy up the darkroom and mix some chemicals. . . .
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
You can get the Rollei films at "Freestyle".
I just checked out freestyle for the first time. That place could be dangerous.

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Favorite modern films, currently,

LegacyPro100 (Neopan Acros)
LegacyPro400 (Neopan400) 135 only
Fuji 160s, with the Portra very close behind.

I have not yet tried the latest Ektar, though. It's in the fridge.

More fun than I expected: Kodak Gold and Walgreen's 200

Disappointments which were faves from years ago:
Ilford XP2 120--lacked contrast and scratched badly by the processor.
Ilford HP5+ 120 I'm trying this out as a replacement for Neopan 400, but I'm still having trouble souping a roll of this that isn't thin and prone to uneven highlights I never got with the discontinued Fuji.

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Tri-X 400 the standard black and white
Velvia 100 when i'm going for the slightly surreal look
Provia 400X the "Tri-X" of colour
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For B/W at ISO 400, I've used Tri-X, HP5, and BW400CN. I prefer the Tri-X (similar to HP5, but prettier grain and, I think, a bit better pushing capability).

I have started shooting Fuji Acros 100, though, and I'm really liking it so far.

I used Ultramax 400 and Portra 160NC last summer, both did very well, especially the Portra.

Haven't tried slide film yet, I my student budget can't handle the processing.
04-02-2010, 01:41 PM   #23
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135 & 120

Kodak BW400CN, 200 Gold, Porta 160VC & 160NC. Kodak Ultramax 400.

True B & W

T-max 100 & 400, 3200 and Tri-X

color reversal


Fujichrome for E6.

Kodachrome

110 & 127


What ever the hell I can get my hands on.


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After a week of very strenuous( ) film researching and buying, I think I've covered most of my bases.

Here is what I have, or have on the way, as of right now:

35mm slide:
12x Kodak Kodachrome 64 (all but 1 roll expired)
1x Fuji Sensia 100

35mm color negative:
3x Fuji Reala 100
2x Fuji 160S
5x Fuji Pro 800Z

35mm B&W:
1x Kodak T-Max 400
20x Kodak T-Max 3200 (expired)
3x Foma Fomapan 200
1x Fuji Acros 100
1x Fuji Neopan SS
1x Ilford HP5+

MF color slide:
1x Provia 400x
1x Velvia 50

MF color negative:
1x Fuji 160C
1x Fuji 160S
1x Portra 400NC
1x Portra 800

MF B&W:
1x Ilford Pan-f 50
1x Ilford Delta 3200

I think I have FBA. At least it's cheaper than LBA so far. I'm considering it all a couple weeks early birthday gift to myself, so I don't feel too bad.
I've got plans for the Kodachrome, T-Max 3200, and the 800Z. The rest I will just use as I see fit.
I'll report back with some opinions when I make it through a good number of them.

Everyone else, please feel free to keep on with the favorite film suggestions.
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Heehee. I love a lot of films.

For color, I used to favor an old Ektachrome 64 Professional: I think when they discontinued that, it broke my color-shooting heart. That was 'my palette.' I'd just use Fuji color print after that, mostly.
And I liked Vericolor III when I was shooting weddings, mostly cause it was kind of a time of color films trying to outdo each other with exaggerated color. Seems that stuff passed from the world sometime when I wasn't in a place to notice.


For black and white, I think favorites are HP5, good old Plus-X, (Prettiest. Grain. Period.) ...I've been liking Neopan 400, that I've been using a lot of lately, Tmax p3200 is nice, and... well, I've been intending to play around (more than I have been) with some different film/developer combinations.

This light that's coming back down here with the season always puts me in the mood for shooting HP5. Seems to 'want' for it.
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Several old favorites are also great bargains:

Agfa APX100

Fuji Neopan SS

Fuji Neopan 400

Kodak Plus-X

Kodak Tri-X

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Helpful set of links, ChrisPlatt - I didn't know you could still get APX anywhere. One thing though - my understanding is that the Arista Legacy Pro 100 is Acros, not SS.
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...my understanding is that the Arista Legacy Pro 100 is Acros, not SS.
If so, the rebranded film is an even better buy!

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Speaking of rebranded films, one that I am not loving is the Walgreens rebranding of Fujicolor 200 (or something Fuji 200) print film. A dark sky turns purple. The magenta cast has always been my issue with Fuji, though others don't seem to notice it. However, I was testing out my MX with its new CLA, and got some really bizarre results in the other direction when I slightly overexposed this film.

The first shot is as it came from the camera. The second is after desaturating the yellows by 30 points in PS. The second is essentially how the dirt and trees appeared. Both have a rather green sky.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sluggo Quote
Helpful set of links, ChrisPlatt - I didn't know you could still get APX anywhere. One thing though - my understanding is that the Arista Legacy Pro 100 is Acros, not SS.
Legacy Pro 100 is not an "Arista" film - that's another one of Freestyle's offerings. As mentioned above, it's rebadged Fuji Neopan Acros - I buy it in bulk rolls from Freestyle. Wonderful stuff!
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