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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    Ilford HP5+ for all my formats: 4x5, 120, and 35mm.

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    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.

    Hi Jim,

    Where can I get some Bergger 200 and Efke 25 film? Or, is it all gone? thanks

    J Durr

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    Quote Originally Posted by durr3 View Post
    Hi Jim,

    Where can I get some Bergger 200 and Efke 25 film? Or, is it all gone? thanks

    J Durr
    It's all long gone you'd have to get it from those of us who still have stocks. I think I have around 3 or 4 boxes of Fortepan 200 (sold as Berger 200) in 10x8 I never used it in smaller sizes, it's a direct descendant of Kodak Double X made in Hungary just before WWII at the Kodak Ltd plant.

    Ian

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    As it hasn't been mentioned, Fomapan 100, 200 and 400 [4x5] . Its a great cheap film, cubic grain etc. I've found it to be quite forgiving for exposure and dev times. The emulsion is stupidly soft post processing though, so it has to be handled with great care until it drys. Otherwise, I'm another Ilford fan (HP 5+ for 400). I'm surprised no one's mentioned Delta 100, as its a great film, which I prefer to FP4+ (It has a nicer grain imo).

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    Well yes, Efke and Bergger are long gone. This is why I have a freezer in my garage. I have Bergger 200 in 8 x 20 and 14 x 17. Long expired but man is it good!

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    FP4+ for everything in the latest times.
    Although I feel a need for some 400 ASA film. Still debating which one; used to love APX400, but don`t know if someone still makes it (or a similar one). Maybe I`ll buy HP5, one day...

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    Really. How did you come to that conclusion?

    By trying lots of film and ending up liking Kodak films and their capabilities the most? It's personal taste, why even question it?? ...

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    I guess I'm not very picky when it comes to film, especially b&w. Everything I have tried so far has worked out well enough given enough practise.

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    6*4.5: HP5+
    4*5: main fare: FP4+, but also Efke IR and HP5+, slowly finishing Fomapan100 for certain applications.
    8*10: HP5+

    best,

    Cor

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    Re: Your favorite Go To film?

    Tri-X 4x5 and 8x10. I rate the 4x5 @ ISO 160 and the 8x10 @ ISO 100. Works for me.

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