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Pawlowski6132
21-Jan-2014, 11:36
Assuming the same ISO rating and all else is equal, do you feel that film type plays a large role in the appearance of your final image? Or, not?

Ari
21-Jan-2014, 11:41
Yes.
I'd even go so far as to say that the same film in different formats has a different look and feel.
I prefer Acros in 120 but less so in 4x5, at least for portraits.
Vice-versa for FP4+, which I love in 8x10.

And welcome back, Joe.

Andy Eads
21-Jan-2014, 11:47
What is a "DR silver print"?

Pawlowski6132
21-Jan-2014, 12:01
What is a "DR silver print"?

Dark Room Silver Print.

Sorry.

Drew Wiley
21-Jan-2014, 12:08
If it's a darkroom print, it's going to be film to begin with, so what on earth is it you are actually asking???????

Vaughn
21-Jan-2014, 12:12
Only because I alt print and the type of film influences the contrast I can get.

For example, I have trouble trying to expand the range of HP5, but not with TMax400.

Pawlowski6132
21-Jan-2014, 12:38
Only because I alt print and the type of film influences the contrast I can get.

For example, I have trouble trying to expand the range of HP5, but not with TMax400.

Right, that's why mentioned silver print.

Pawlowski6132
21-Jan-2014, 12:38
If it's a darkroom print, it's going to be film to begin with, so what on earth is it you are actually asking???????

Of course.

I'm asking how much it matters what film you use.

Drew Wiley
21-Jan-2014, 14:41
It's very important.

Pawlowski6132
21-Jan-2014, 15:04
It's very important.

Not everybody agrees.

I don't feel that way either.

ic-racer
21-Jan-2014, 16:18
It is important in my work to have un-expired, long tonal range film. Other than that, I use whatever I can find. Usually big name-brand film is all fine for me.

Randy Moe
21-Jan-2014, 16:28
The most expensive is always the best, anyone knows that...

Taija71A
21-Jan-2014, 18:38
the most expensive is always the best, anyone knows that...

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