Making B&W photos out of color films

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  1. Egomonster

    Egomonster TPF Noob!

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    what would be the best film for this purpose? do I remember right, that some color didn't show at all in this way (red maybe?)?
     
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    I am not understanding. If you know you want B&W why not use B&W film?
     
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    it's better to buy b&w film because you will get really better contrast. If you want to have only a few shots in black and white why not buy a 16 still film... ( I don't know if that's a correct word so... a film with 16 photos on it)
     
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    I know kodak makes b&w paper specifically designed for color negatives (i dont know what it is called though)
     
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    Try Kodak 400CN. It's developed with C41 and has very good results. I've tried it a few times and if I wasn't messing around in the darkroom I would use it fairly regularly.
     
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    Here are some examples of 400CN. Remember these are just quick scans and cropped to varying degrees.
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    So if you buy the Kodak C41 B&W film, can you still make prints yourself using normal B&W paper. or do the negs look different then say a D76 processed roll?

    And if anyone knows the name of paper for B&W from color film, please let me know. I would love to try it.
     
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    I'm fairly new to developing and have just been using Agfa developer. The prints seem to be fine from these negatives, again, with my limited experience. I have seen some people say that the results aren't quite as good. If you don't do your own darkroom work I would imagine an enlargement from a lab with the usual color equipment qould yied decent results as that's what the 4X6 prints were.
     
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    I'm fairly new to developing and have just been using Agfa developer. The prints seem to be fine from these negatives, again, with my limited experience. I have seen some people say that the results aren't quite as good. If you don't do your own darkroom work I would imagine an enlargement from a lab with the usual color equipment qould yied decent results as that's what the 4X6 prints were.
     
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    ...this time I want BOTH color and B&W pictures. I mean, I want to take normal travel photos in color, and then make B&W enlargements out of the best ones... (They need to be colorphotos because I'm going to offer them for a newspaper as well - this newspaper prefers color photos). I only have one good camera so can't use one for each film...
     
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    Could you just have the shots scanned in and convert them in a photo editing suite?
     
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    Hmm... I c ould do that but I need big prints, so I'd prefer developing them myself. What a dilemma I have here!
     

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