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Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by electricalperson, May 4, 2009.

  1. christopher walrath

    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, the BW400CN is a fantastic black and white film for C41 (read: one hour) processing. Just make sure if the prints have a blue tint on them when you pick them up, unless you don't mind the cyanotype look, insist they redo them in 100% greyscale. They can do that just have little opportunity to remember which button to push.


     
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    Buy a well known brand such as Kodak, Fuji, or Ilford. The difference between consumer film and pro film probably isn't what you think. Consumer film is designed to be stored for long periods of time at room temperature without the quality deteriorating. Pro film is designed to peak in quality quickly, and doesn't have as long of a shelf life. Refrigeration extends it's shelf life. Pro film is all tracked by emulsion batches. Emulsion batches are slightly different, which is no big deal for most photogs, but could be important if you need hundreds or thousands of frames of film to print exactly the same.
     
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    Basically all companies that manufacture film make excellent film. Except for that Chinese bull****.

    The rest is personal preference. Try a bunch.
     
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    from what i have heared (i have never shot film but wish to try soon.. .my dad has an old Praktica (unsure of the model) so may ask to use that
    with some
    Fuji velvia 50 135
     
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    The "best" film is only a fraction of the whole process. The film developer, paper developer, printing paper and understanding the exposure/development process all play a role in the end process, the final print, really is the end game. Fail to understand how they are related to each other and that choice of "best" film is pointless, and in inexperienced hands useless.
     
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    Anybody have an opinion about Fomapan?
     
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    Good stuff. Has a slight blue tinge kinda like Plus-X.
     

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