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  1. danalec99

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    Which is the most preferred BW film and Why?
     
  2. MDowdey

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    i like the ilford delta series or pan f...the pan f is iso 50....mmmm



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    for ISO100 which one is good?
     
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    i agree, i like ilford too :) and delta series is my fav...

    sometimes i use also 3200delta - it works very good - even forced to 6400..
    - for me - it works much better than kodak tmax 3200
     
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    My favorite ISO 100 BW film is Tmax 100, but I also use Arista Pro 125 (repackaged Ilford FP4), because it's about half the price, and also a darn good film.

    My favorite ISO 400 BW film is Arista Pro 400 (repackaged Ilford HP5). Although I am experimenting with Tri-X developed in Diafine, which is supposed to knock the speed up to ISO 1000 or 1250.
     
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    Cool, thanks everyone for the leads.

    Do they carry Tmax100 at CVS??
     
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    Another cool thing about Tmax 100 is that for exposures longer than 1 sec it's actually one of the fastest BW films available. I love it for long exposure night photography.
     
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    Is it widely available?
     
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    Sure, it's Kodak. It might not be at the corner grocery store, but anyplace that carries at least several BW films would have it. Lot's of mail order plcaes have it.
     
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    Cool..... thanks ksmattfish!
     
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    Yeah tmax is good film, but shoot it at ISO 64 or even 50 to get enough contrast.
     
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    Contrast is what I'm looking for.

    But I clearly do not get what you said about 'shoot it at 64 or 50'. Did you mean to get the ISO 64 TMax Film or the ISO 50 TMax Film?
     

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