Is 120 more push-friendly than 35mm?

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  1. ZachGibson

    ZachGibson TPF Noob!

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    I'm not sure if there's a difference, but I tried it for the first time the other night and they came out a lot better than my attempts at doing it with 35mm. It doesn't seem like there are a lot of choices after 400, and since I shoot a lot of skateboarding, I need faster shutter speeds.

    Also, if this should've gone in the darkroom section, sorry!
     
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    I'd shoot XP-2 for uprating, far better tonality, I've shot many hundreds of rolls of XP1 & 2 at rock concerts over the years and it's a stunning film for quality in low light levels.

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    (Hi Ian)

    There is Delta 3200 in 120, of course - an ISO 1000 film designed for pushing. Pushing one of the ISO 400 films may be preferable. Tri-X (TX400, not TXP320) in Diafine works quite well at about EI 1600.

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    With film, size matters. :)
     
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    with alot of things size matters. I use fuji 800 in 120, pushed 2 stops, not perfect, but far more acceptable than any other options.


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    Before digital my low light shooting choice was medium format Tri-X at 1250 or 1600 developed in Diafine. I liked it a lot better than Delta 3200 or Tmax 3200.

    6x6 Tri-X rated 1250 and developed in Diafine

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