School me on 35mm film you guys..

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  1. sincere

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    i see so many different films outthere that i dont even know what to look into. I already used the search engine and didnt really find such thread. maybe we can make it a sticky for rookies. Thanks!
     
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    Black and white or colour?
     
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    both really..
     
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    School starts in september... and it's a 3 year program. ;)

    Film is better if you control every step of the way
     
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    Beginners black and white films: Ilford Delta, Kodak Tmax
    Contrasty b&w: Ilford PanF, Fuji Acros, Fomapan, Plus-x & Tri-x, Agfapan
    Saturated color film (slide): Fuji Velvia, Kodak E-series
    Natural color slide film: Fuji Provia and Astia, Kodak NC (stands for "natural color")
    Saturated color print film: Kodak VC ("vivid color"), I can't remember what the fuji equivalent is.
    Natural color print film: mostly portait films, like Fuji NPH and Kodak Portra

    Best high speed b&w film: Ilford Delta series
    Best slow speed b&w film: Hard to find: Tech Pan, Easy to find: Maco UP25
     
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    Tmax is for beginners? Ansel used it... I think.
     
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    @MaxBloom - what's the difference between a beginners film and not? More exposure latitude or something?
     
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    I would have put the Tri-X as a beginner B&W

    Ilford Delta does not have a whole lot of exposure latitude
    Same with TMax
     
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    What are contrasty b/w films? And what are saturated color films or slide? i always used the regular film so i dont really know much..bare with me..
     
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    and whassup with the speed?
     
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    Higher contrast will give you deeper blacks and whiter whites. Not as much gray in between.

    Saturation refers to the boldness of the color rendition.

    The speed refers to the sensitivity of light. Higher iso number means it is more sensitive. You can shoot in lower light, or higher shutter speeds.
     
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    Nice...I was going to put this link up on the forum a few days ago and now you have created a good place to do this.


    http://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/buyersguide/fullbuyersguide.cfm?buyersguideid=8

    (regarding various black & white film types)


     

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