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Thread: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

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    The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    I am using Foma 100 at the moment, and its not so good at night. I have a friend who uses TriX and the images are amazing in comparison.

    Which film would you recommend for BW night photography?

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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    Acros because of it's amazing reciprocity characteristics.
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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    +1 for ACROS.

    I also like T-max 100, but it's not as good as ACROS as far receiprocity.

    Foma/Arista Edu are terrible in that regard BTW.

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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    How about for capturing maximum detail in shadows/highlights?

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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    Once again, Acros.
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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    Acros is good for shadows and highlights?

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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    Another vote for ACROS.

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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by l2oBiN View Post
    Acros is good for shadows and highlights?
    Like I said, yes.
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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    Acros is probably my favourite b&w film in smaller formats. Not used it at long exposures but it did an amazing job at slow speeds at night when shooting people (casual shots)

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    Re: The best BW 4x5 film for night photography?

    when shooting across in the night do you overexpose and develop it less?

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