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durr3
8-Nov-2015, 18:15
I would like to get a vote on what everyone is shooting these days.
Indoor, outdoor, natural light, general portrait photography
I have my favs, but would like to know yours.

100 - 400 asa

4x5 - 8x10

Thanks

Bill_1856
8-Nov-2015, 19:12
Ilford Hp4, FP5. 4x5, 5x7, Whole Plate.

Bruce Watson
8-Nov-2015, 19:23
I have my favs, but would like to know yours.

In the last decade or so I've only used two films in 5x4. TMY-2, and Portra 160.

Jim Fitzgerald
8-Nov-2015, 19:32
Efke 25

gregmo
8-Nov-2015, 19:48
My favorites..

Color neg: Ektar
E-6: Velvia 100
B&W: Fuji Acros, however, in 5x7 and 8x10, I shoot with FP4.

jk0592
8-Nov-2015, 19:57
I use Tri-X 35mm, 120 and 4x5, for everything.

480sparky
8-Nov-2015, 20:07
I don't have a fave yet. I haven't tried 'em all.

Amfooty
8-Nov-2015, 21:46
For color negative, I really like Portra 400--the colors are predicable and it's not too difficult to color-correct. Been shooting a lot of Foma 400 in 8x10 because it's cheap (arista edu).

David Karp
8-Nov-2015, 21:50
For 4x5, 5x7, and Whole Plate.

#1 HP5+
#2 FP4+
#3 Delta 100

Tin Can
8-Nov-2015, 23:26
Efke 25

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...

McGirton
9-Nov-2015, 01:47
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.

John Kasaian
9-Nov-2015, 07:29
Ilford HP-5+
Ilford FP-4+

Jim Fitzgerald
9-Nov-2015, 08:31
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.

Kirk Gittings
9-Nov-2015, 08:36
BW:

I guess nothing comes close to anything Kodak makes.

Really. How did you come to that conclusion?

Tin Can
9-Nov-2015, 08:41
Thanks Jim. I hope I can put my Efke to good use enlarged.


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.

DrTang
9-Nov-2015, 08:43
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

Jim Noel
9-Nov-2015, 10:45
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.

Greg Y
9-Nov-2015, 11:22
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+

jbenedict
9-Nov-2015, 11:52
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.

IanG
9-Nov-2015, 12:13
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 :D

Ian

Peter Lewin
9-Nov-2015, 12:19
Ilford HP5+ for all my formats: 4x5, 120, and 35mm.

durr3
9-Nov-2015, 12:30
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

IanG
9-Nov-2015, 13:01
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

Jackle
9-Nov-2015, 13:27
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).

Jim Fitzgerald
9-Nov-2015, 13:48
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!

jose angel
9-Nov-2015, 16:04
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...

McGirton
10-Nov-2015, 01:31
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?? ...

koraks
10-Nov-2015, 03:50
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.

Cor
10-Nov-2015, 06:42
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

Robert Kalman
10-Nov-2015, 10:59
Tri-X 4x5 and 8x10. I rate the 4x5 @ ISO 160 and the 8x10 @ ISO 100. Works for me.

durr3
10-Nov-2015, 13:18
Do any of you have experience with Adox CHS 100 II ? I am trying it out for a shoot this weekend and was interested in how you guys "rate" the film. Should I shoot at 100 or 50 or what? thanks

JerryP
10-Nov-2015, 14:45
I have to say, the Velvia 50 I used last month for fall colors produced some wonderful colors.

Tin Can
10-Nov-2015, 14:56
Since I am shooting the TravelWide handheld these days.

HP5 as I have a bit of it.

Next TMAX 400.

Devorobin
10-Nov-2015, 20:08
Ilford fp4 and Tri-x 400. 4x5 & medium format. I have a box of Harmon direct positive 8x10 I'm going to start shooting in a Deardorff with a Verito on it.

StoneNYC
10-Nov-2015, 23:49
8x10 color : Velvia50
8x10 B&W 100 : Acros100
8x10 B&W 400: HP5+
14x17 B&W : Ektascan

mathieu Bauwens
11-Nov-2015, 01:33
4x5 ; TXP 320 and Bergger Pancro 400
8x10 ; Bergger Pancro 400

BetterSense
14-Nov-2015, 20:03
In all formats from half-frame to 4x5: TMY.

bob carnie
15-Nov-2015, 08:04
FP4 for Black and White negatives- ID 11 and PMK
Fuji 160 NC for colour solarizations- C41 process
Pictorico and Ilford Ortho for digital negatives- HC110 for the silver ortho

jp
15-Nov-2015, 19:11
MF: Tmax 400 only.
LF: FP4+ and Tmax 400.

Andrew O'Neill
15-Nov-2015, 19:22
HP5, FP4, TMY-2, Rollei IR, X-ray green latitude...

DG 3313
15-Nov-2015, 21:23
TMY-2, TRI-X 320 and HP-5......Velvia when the price is right!