$15.00 Film Question

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This might be a stuped question but today I was a shop getting some shots put onto cd when I saw some B & W film that costs over $15.00 for 24 shots. I did not look at the type but the cost of the film was like 3 times what I pay for the film I use. Anyone know why film would cost so much and is it worth it? Will I get better shots with fill that costs so much.
 

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Wow that's a lot! Well I think the answer would really depend on what kind of film it is and what specifically makes it different. I'm gonna see if I can find some film that expensive to see what the deal is...

Of course, no amount of expensive film can make good shots out of bad or poorly exposed images.
 

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Well the two most expensive films I found, looking through the B&W films at calumetphoto.com, are Kodak B&W High Speed Infrared and Technical Pan. These kinds of films tend to be fine grain, with high resolving power, like for using for scientific or technical stuff. So that's all I think I know right now, I could be wrong.

Also, maybe it was just marked wrong. I got this film and paper pack that was marked as 49 something, but was actually 18.18. :p
 

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kodak infrared and tech pan are specialty films. the infrared is a grainy film, while the tech pan has a very tight grain structure,but contrast is difficult to tame.

i bulk load for a penny per frame. pay around 3 bucks for a roll if i need one. can't imagine what would cost 15, other than the two mentioned. i buy infrared and tech pan at about 10 per roll.
 

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lol orie...i wasn't correcting anything.

the grain of the film is actually one of its appealing characteristics.


8x10 cropped to square:

hie.jpg
 

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I know, mot. :)

That's nice! I should try that sometime. I love grain. I just shot my first roll of 3200. Got some gorgeous big grain in the one neg I've printed so far.
 

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This might be a stuped question but today I was a shop getting some shots put onto cd when I saw some B & W film that costs over $15.00 for 24 shots. I did not look at the type but the cost of the film was like 3 times what I pay for the film I use. Anyone know why film would cost so much and is it worth it? Will I get better shots with fill that costs so much.
What black and white film costs $15 for a 24 exposure roll? Even tech pan and hie aren't that much.
 
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I have a few 8 x 10 to pick up in a day or so and will look at what type of film that was so much was.
 
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OK OK I went back and looked at the film it is kodak Professional HIE High speed infared film and it was 36 exp I picked one up to try it out I will let you know how it turns out. oh yea the color film in over $25.00 ouch :taped sh:
 
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not yet but I plan on to monday. I don't have a red filter :cry: and thought I needed to set the ISO at 80 (well that is what the box tells me to set it at with no filter) but IF 200 would be better i will try it.
 

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odd....hie never had a speed rating on the box. my current batch doesn't either.

for some reason at that price, i think you got some funky film. i'm confused.
 

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