B&W films?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Jasuhn, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Jasuhn

    Jasuhn Guest

    What B&W would people reccomend for nature photogrpahy? I'm going to want
    something versitile, low light, bright light, etc. I'm going on a camping
    trip for 3 days and will be in all sorts of conditions. Preferably something
    not too contrasty. I've used Kodak's 125PK and didn't like it too much
    because of the extreme contrast.

    Thanks,
    JASON
     
    Jasuhn, Sep 11, 2003
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  2. Jasuhn

    _ Guest

    ILFORD XP
     
    _, Sep 11, 2003
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  3. Jasuhn

    solo Guest



    I'll second that!

    XP2 400...I have never seen a grainy photo yet with it, even pushed to
    1600, it was very sharp.

    The HP5 adds a little grain (from my experience anyhow) if that is what you
    are looking for.
     
    solo, Sep 12, 2003
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  4. I agree with XP.....it is a moderate contrast film, very wide latitude, and
    is C41 process so the local one hour shop can develop it.
     
    John Garrison, Sep 12, 2003
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  5. Jasuhn

    Norman Worth Guest

    For an ordinary black and white film, you might try Tri-X (400TX). It's a
    little bit less contrasty than PX. You might also try devloping PX less or
    developing in a lower contrast developer. FP4+ may also suit you. If you
    don't mind going to a C41 film, Ilford XP2 is excellent. Kodak 400CN is
    similar.
     
    Norman Worth, Sep 12, 2003
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