pushing my first foll of film .. tips?

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  1. Dew

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    this new to film newbie is ready to push my first roll of b&w film (ilford HP5 400) ... i want to push it to 800 .. got any tips or advice? ... what can i expect? .. im really nervous about this :D

    also .. whats the "real" difference in pushing film to 800 or just buying a film that is already iso 800?
     
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    800 isn't much of a difference. Try it pushed to 1600. HP5 with Microphen looks great at 1600.

    What developer are you planning on using.
     
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    I have never pushed that type of film, but pushing tri-x and Tmax to 1600 looks great! I pushed a roll of Tri-x to 3200 and was really impressed with the results. (I thnk it looked better at 3200 then at 400) At least the grain is expected at those speeds. LOL
     
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    alright, i got film in my camera now that im pushing to 800 .. my next roll, im gonna push to 1600 :D ... thanks
     
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    I prefer pushing HP5 or Tri to 1600 or 3200 than using Tmax 3200 or Fuji 1600. I think I get better results with the push.
     
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    a guy wanted the hubby to come down and shoot his band ... so of course i tagged along :D .. i finished the 800 and started pushing on a 1600 ... got half a roll left :lol: ... guess next try, i'm gonna push to 3200 ... doesnt it have to be really dark out for this iso? :?
     
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    dramatically different results between the iso 400 and iso 1600 ... i would imagine that 1600 is not meant for every situation


    this one is ilford HP5 iso 400
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    this one has been pushed to 1600 iso ... it looks interesting to me, but i cant imagine it can be for "general purpose" use ... super contrast, the grain is tremendous ... the blacks are really dark and i dont see a nice graduation of greys in it as with an iso 400 ... what'ya think?

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    i usually find myself bumping up the contrast a tad with the iso 400 .. so i think something like an iso 800 would be good for me :D ... if i want to go over the edge ... then i'll rock a 1600

    anyone have a sample photo pushed to iso 3200 ??
     
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    I do, i will post it tomorrow if i get it scanned.
     

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