Medium format film.

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  1. mboothby

    mboothby TPF Noob!

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    Hey, mates. I'm new here, obviously. I'm also new to the world of medium format film. I have no idea where to start. Well, I suppose I do. I just bought myself a Holga from Lomography.com. Yum. I was wondering what brand of medium format film do you all recommend? Or, rather, are there any that produce a certain effect in a Holga?

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    I recommend you everything from Ilford, but that'ss just me.
     
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    B&W or color? For B&W I have been using Arista 400 from Freestyle Photo. It is cheap and nice. According to some sources, the Arista film is just repackaged and cheaper Ilford. I have only tried two Fuji color films in my Holga and I had bad luck with them, the paper was too wide and rolled badly exposing the film to light. I wouldn't recommend those, but that was just my experience.
     
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    we don't have something like Arista :D, we have Agfa, Kodak and Foma.
     
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    thanks for the link, but unfortunately I think ordering to Europe would become much more pricey than just buying Ilford stuff.
     
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    probably :)
     
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    Well, first of all welcome to the MF experience! You'll love it.

    As far as black and white MF film goes, the Ilford (and subsequently Arista) are a great choice. You can try some Tri-X by Kodak (400ASA), if you can find it. I've also worked with AGFA film, especially with slow emulsions like 25ASA and 100ASA. I love the contrast in them, but again, that might not be what you are after.
     

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