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View Poll Results: Film: Color or B & W or Both?
B & W only 96 12.94%
Color only 77 10.38%
Both (both loaded) 224 30.19%
Both (B & W loaded. Color on standby) 94 12.67%
Both (Color loaded. B & W on standby) 57 7.68%
B & W film and color digital 168 22.64%
Color film and B & W digital 3 0.40%
What film? I am all digital 23 3.10%
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Old 05-02-2011   #81
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I think I've more or less had it with color film. I get dirty negs and the ICE function in my scanner doesen't work anymore. Even when it did, I had to spend too much time retouching in PS. Sure, I could pay more for better development, but then I'd also have to wait four days instead of one hour for the negs. No, its my Leica M2 or 6x6 folder with bw film and my S90 or Nex-5 for color in the future. Might give a shot at home development C41 though...
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Old 05-04-2011   #82
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b/w film and digital for color (although I convert most to b/w anyways).
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Old 06-15-2011   #83
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Gosh, this must be one of the last threads with a comment from Al. Rest in peace Al, we'll never forget you.

I'm currently planning a week away from home this time just by myself on a bicycle. I'm going to take one small 35mm camera (Rollei 35) and one light MF camera (TLR) and loads of b&w film. No digital nor color film.
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Old 06-19-2011   #84
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I used to use only color film, but in my recent trip to Egypt I used B&W film plus a digital camera.
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Old 08-01-2011   #85
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I usually decide before the trip if I will shoot b&w or colour. It depends on where I go to.

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Old 08-01-2011   #86
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Both. Typically colour (Ektar 100, or maybe Portra 400 / Fuji Pro400H) in my Bessa R3A and Ilford Hp5+ loaded in another camera body.
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Old 08-02-2011   #87
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I've started shooting a Hasselblad lately (I know ... sacrilege!). But what a joy to be able to switch film stock when and if I want, all in one (bulky and heavy) system. Now I just have the problem of having too many backs . But I've found I can be pretty happy with a Tri-X (EI 200) back, an Efke back (25 or 50), and an Ektar back. I'd kind of like to have one more back to keep around empty, rather than loaded, but that would just be over-the-top.

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Old 08-02-2011   #88
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For a while I was shooting both, but I decided to go B&W only for now. I'll probably pick up some Ektar or Portra again in the future, but I'm enjoying my B&W time

LP100 and 400 for me (along with a handful of rolls of ERA 100)
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Old 08-04-2011   #89
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I have Tmax 400 and Ektar loaded most of the time. Jim
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Old 10-30-2011   #90
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I shoot one at a time. I mostly wear my B&W head and never leave home with both heads on. Can you imagine?
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Old 10-30-2011   #91
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The last couple trips I've carried two bodies, a Leica M4 with HP5 or T-Max and a Minolta CLE with Velvia 50.

As others have mentioned, it's difficult to see in color and monochrome at the same time. Mostly I find my b&w work suffers as it's easier to think in color. I'm thinking next time I may shoot only color and convert to b&w where it makes sense.
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Old 01-04-2012   #92
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When I went to Hawaii, I just shot colour, seems silly to not capture the amazing colours you get there. Conversely, when I went to Bruges, I only shot B&W, it just seemed to make more sense. Obviously I could convert colour to B&W in post, but that's not really my thing, only do it if I really feel I have to.
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Old 01-04-2012   #93
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One smaller 135 camera with B/W as pocket camera. And a mf folder with colorfilm, or slower B/W depending on mood.

I usually end up in dark bars so a small camera with a flash that I can stand to lose, is just the thing for me. My minolta AF-C is my current travel camera as well as a super ikonta.
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Old 02-24-2012   #94
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BW only. Never traveled with color before.
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Old 02-24-2012   #95
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Both.

Slide for locations that are colorful in nature. B&W for all other street shots.
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Old 02-26-2012   #96
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I have been using color film, with B&W as a back-up or maybe as an alternative. In my next trip, I will try using B&W, with color as an alternative. Color film images can be made into B&W but not the other way around.
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Old 02-26-2012   #97
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Never noticed this thread before. I voted both, but if I could only have one it would be BW. As it is the color plays second fiddle. I usually load color into my Retina. The camera folds down nicely and that lense is so incredibly sharp. Upon return from our last trip I started thinking I would go digital for the color next time round.
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Old 04-16-2012   #98
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I'm considering a trip to India this year and it will be colour film only and maybe Portra 400 as my only film... planning on taking lots and lots.
Thinking 35mm, the reason is that I'm more comfortable with my old trusty Canon Ftb and a 24mm lens with a 200mm in my bag.
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I use both B&W and Color, 35, 120 and instant depending on the situation.
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Old 07-02-2012   #100
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Both - B/W in my 35mm bodies (Hexar AF + M4), col. neg./slide in my Rolleiflex.
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Black and White film only. I am not good enough to do well with both.
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Old 08-07-2012   #102
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A recent trip to Berlin with Agfa APX 100 black and white and Agfa Precisa 100 Colour Slide Film was a very pleasant combination. Very much enjoyed using them with my Bessa R2a and 35mm f/1.4 SC.

I've popped some photos up at http://www.expono.com/markrich/album/16698.
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Old 04-26-2013   #103
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Since I bought my Monochrom, I've bee pretty well using nothing but it for 'personal' work, and vacations are no exception. Usually I'll shoot colour if we go someplace more 'tropical'.
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I always bring both, but shoot a little more color than b&w. Sometimes I regret that later--especially midday shots when lighting may be less than ideal--but not usually.
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Old 04-27-2013   #105
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Good to see this thread for my upcoming around the world trip (next year). I'm already thinking about how I want to do it photography wise. The only thing that's sure I want to photograph - a lot. I have never travelled with film before (except when I lived overseas and had to take my film back home) so don't know how cumbersome it is. Of course I love film, but it seems like it could be quite the hassle. And then there's of course the question which film to bring, which is even harder. Also on the fence about what camera setup to bring. Aaaargh. The choices.
Right now I'm thinking B&W on film and digital color.
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Some long -long- time ago, I used to go with three bodies, B&W, color neg and slides always loaded. With the advent of digital I used a loaded body (usually G2, M or a Nikon SLR) with B&W and used the DSLR for color. Nowadays, when and if I use film, I carry a Klasse, Contax T2 or Contax G2 with color negative and some NEXes. B&W only makes sense to me as a result of digital conversion, either from direct file out of the camera or as a result of a hybrid process.
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It is getting so difficult to find any place in the States that does good color processing, so for the last few years, when I travel I only shoot B&W film. All the color is done with digital. Real shame as I used to shoot quite a bit of Kodak Ektachrome.

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I voted b&w only but that is not quite true. I mostly have a DSLR for family and documentation but that does not count. I hope the kids take over that job soon.

I have been trying to do b&w on the DSLR but it somehow doesn't work. Technically, it may be all right but in my head something was wrong.

Since I have an M6 now loaded with b&w film, it is different. I don't know why
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I like both sorts of film - black AND white
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I'll bring both along. Typically color in the M6 and BW in the M2.
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For my next trip in the US I think I will just take one B&W film body and 2 lenses and I will eventually "steal" my wife's digital body anytime I feel I need to.
I wasn't trying to be funny in the first place LOL.
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I'll bring both along. Typically color in the M6 and BW in the M2.
That about sums it up for me. Same cameras, same film choices in them.
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B&W mostly, unless its someplace that is very colourful like India, the tropics or someplace I know I will never be at again.
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I bring b&w and slide.
if I know that I will be taking scenery shots, then I will load it with color or slide.
if I know i will be shooting in the street then B&W since I also have my X100s with me.
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Both; when I travel on vacation, I usually just take my digital camera so that I can shoot in color and convert later if I think a photo would look better in black and white. Lately, though, I've been having more fun shooting black and white film. I already know what the world looks like in color, so it might be fun to shoot B&W on my next vacation and see what happens.
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Film is 100% black & white.

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Film: Color or B & W or both when you travel?
I am currently struggling to answer this question for myself.

I have an upcoming trip and will be taking my tripod, Leica M kit and my Hasselblad XPAN kit (no flash gear, though); that much has been decided. That's where things start to get complicated.

I am still deliberating on whether I will take B&W only, B&W and C-41, C-41 only, B&W and E-6 or E-6 only. At present, I am leaning toward taking C-41 only but have not committed to this course of action.

My thinking is that one film at one ISO will simplify things, and that C-41 has a much wider exposure latitude than E-6 does.

C-41 could also be scanned and converted to gray scale to produce B&W prints - although Fuji Pro 400 H (the C-41 I would take) will not have the same fingerprint as Kodak Tri-X, which accounts for the majority of my photography these days.

The stewing continues...
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