After a year of shooting wetplate, I'm ready to try film. Yes, I'm following a somewhat historically chronological order, but skipping dryplate for a while (noodles?! Strainers? hours long temperature control?!).
I did buy some Tri-x 400 that was expired, now I wonder if it will be too fast. What I want to do is shoot some portraits and perhaps landscapes with ambient light (a la wetplate). I will be shooting some fast petzvals and veritos. Unfortunately, most are in barrel, though I do have a packard shutter rig and some of the lenses have studio shutters.
The question is, will 400 be too fast for me to shoot with a packard or studio shutter? Will I be better suited with some other, slower film? Total film novice here, though I have tested myself by shooting some paper negatives (about ASA 3 right?). What to do with the coming Tri-x 400?
Thanks for the help.