Best Black & White film?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by JimCracker, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. JimCracker

    JimCracker Guest

    Im looking for evryones opinions on which is the best black & white film
    and chemistry combination. Lets not have any smartarses who work for
    newspapers adding their piece about digital... im not interested in
    pixels.
     
    JimCracker, Oct 25, 2003
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    Russ Guest

    I've always been partial to Ilford 400 Delta, particularly for shooting long
    lens candids - it gives you heaps of speed and latitude with good grain
    considering the speed. That said, I tend to print on the contrastier side,
    so perhaps it suits my style.

    Russ.
     
    Russ, Oct 25, 2003
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    k Guest

    in Rodinal (everything goes better in Rodinal :)

    Tmax 100 for portraits - nice red sensitivity
    APX100 for general work (1+50 dev concentrations to bend the curve)
    Neopan 100 (fits between the colour sensitivities of Tmax and APX)
    T3200 - love the grain (EI 1600)
    Tri-X for that 'type 2475' look but with better contrast control
    Ilford anything for metalwork, especially fp4+

    and then there's Technical Pan (reverent moment of awe) - god of all films :)

    dev at 1+300 for totally awesome images

    karl
     
    k, Oct 25, 2003
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    Wiz Guest

    Use Tmax 100/400

    Kodak Xtol developer,Ilford Stop bath,Agfa fixer.

    Genuine B&W has that quality :)
     
    Wiz, Oct 25, 2003
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    John Ganas Guest

    I agree.. TechPan is a wonderful film. And of course Kodak High Speed Infra
    Red (1:25 Rodinal) for the surreal touch.
     
    John Ganas, Oct 25, 2003
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