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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    BW: Tri-X is by far my favourite film for any size. You can push and pull it into oblivion and the outcome will always be amazing. Love 400 ISO the most here, I push it mostly. 100 pushed to 400 is nice, too.
    Color: Portra. Pretty much the same as above. 400 here as well, but 160 is great, too. Not as pushable though.


    I guess nothing comes close to anything Kodak makes.

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Jim, why Efke 25?

    I ask as I have quite a bit of it in 2x3 sheet and have been waiting for the right moment...
    Randy, I have been asked this a lot especially since I shoot it in 8 x 10, 11 x 14 and 8 x 20. I'm now left with a freezer full of 8 x 10 and some 11 x 14. I love what the film gives me in tonality, lack of grain and the overall look. I also shoot Bergger 200 in 8 x 20 and 14 x 17 which gives me the old look I am after.
    It is a challenge for me in the forest when my exposures can be 1/2 an hour or more but man the carbon contact prints from the neg's when I get it right are the best. Also, for portraits the slow speed helps. I also love the FP 4+ that I have as well.

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    Quote Originally Posted by McGirton View Post
    BW:

    I guess nothing comes close to anything Kodak makes.
    Really. How did you come to that conclusion?
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    Thanks Jim. I hope I can put my Efke to good use enlarged.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Fitzgerald View Post
    Randy, I have been asked this a lot especially since I shoot it in 8 x 10, 11 x 14 and 8 x 20. I'm now left with a freezer full of 8 x 10 and some 11 x 14. I love what the film gives me in tonality, lack of grain and the overall look. I also shoot Bergger 200 in 8 x 20 and 14 x 17 which gives me the old look I am after.
    It is a challenge for me in the forest when my exposures can be 1/2 an hour or more but man the carbon contact prints from the neg's when I get it right are the best. Also, for portraits the slow speed helps. I also love the FP 4+ that I have as well.

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    100



    asa


    everything is 100


    keeps things easy

    I have frozen ektachrome 100 in 4x5

    I shoot tmax 100 in 4x5 and 120

    I shoot Fuji color neg 100asa (supra?) in 120

    and I rate FP4 at 100 asa in 5x7 and 8x10



    100

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    FP4 in 4x5, 5x7, 8x10 and 7x17
    Kodak Ektascan RA in 8x10 and 7x17

    If I could get it I would join Jim Fitzgerald in using Efke 25. To me it produces negatives and prints more like the ones I made in my youth - beautiful smooth transition from tone to tone. Nothing compares to it.

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    Ilford FP4 & Kodak TriX in 5x7
    I've got a fridge full of HP5, Delta 100, Bergger, & Kodak TMY2 to use up....but so far the most consistent negs have come from FP4 & TriX.....& truth be told if I had to choose one I could live happily with FP4+

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    Tri-X works for me. Even comparing new/old formulas and 35mm, roll and sheet (all different) I can get results I like with it. Wish 220 was still available. It was handy not having to change rolls all afternoon. N back, N-1 back, two rolls. Maybe I'm not as scientific as some of you guys but I rarely have to do other than N and N-1. I do use HP5 with 5x7. It's easier to get it without buying more than I'm going to use in a reasonable period of time.

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    Delta 100
    HP5+ for hand-held work.

    Sometimes EFKE 25 which I've used since the 70's. I still have a little left 5x4, possibly 10x8. I shoot EFKE 25 at its Daylight speed - 50 ISO, - same as I speed I used for Tmax 100 both at the same development times, and they print on the same grade of paper. Here in the UK I find HP5 too fast.I like long exposures at f22, movement from the wind etc but I was amazed at how HP5 performs in the strong light in Turkey/Greece 1/25 at F22 hand-held is luxury for an LF worker

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