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View Poll Results: What is your favorite B&W emulsion?
Tri-X 265 33.84%
Tmax-400 47 6.00%
Tmax-100 25 3.19%
Tmax-3200 4 0.51%
HP5 114 14.56%
FP4 62 7.92%
Delta 400 22 2.81%
Delta 100 29 3.70%
Delta 3200 6 0.77%
Acros 400 22 2.81%
Acros 100 66 8.43%
Other 121 15.45%
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Old 02-25-2016   #201
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another one for Pan F+
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Old 02-25-2016   #202
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Recently ordered some Kentmere in both 100 and 400. Shot some of the 100 before and liked it. Having now shot about 4 rolls of the 400, I find I like it quite a bit processed in DD-X using Ilfords times. Actually prefer it to what I was getting with HP-5. If I need less grain I really like Delta 100.
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Old 02-25-2016   #203
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Ilford Pan F 50, I love that thing!
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Old 02-26-2016   #204
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I'm currently shooting a lot f HP5+ and Adox Silvermax 100, simply because I got a great deal on big quantities of them.
I really loved the few rolls of Rollei RPX 100 that I had, as well as Fuji Acros 100.
Acros is just too expensive though, and I will be ordering the Rollei RPX 100 when I've spent the Silvermax film I have. Adox Silvermax is a great film as well, especially for scanning. Huge latitude and fine grain, but can look some what "digital" (more so than tmax).
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Old 05-25-2016   #205
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Ilford XP2 Super
Same here. Love it.
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Old 05-25-2016   #206
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Tmax400 (TMY2). If you want a fast film, but fine grain, there is no better. Sharp! The film is coated so it will not damage during the scanning procedure. The translation of the colors into grey is wonderful. The tonal scale from the darkest to the lightest is larger than with TriX so the images are less graphic but more painterly.

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Old 05-26-2016   #207
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Neopan Super Presto. Since this film is long gone now I am still looking for something that comes close. Delta400 might be it for me.
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Old 05-26-2016   #208
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For me it has to be XP2 super! THE TONES! It may not be a true BW emulsion but i just cant say no, second would be ilford Pan F 50
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Old 05-26-2016   #209
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Agfa APX 25. But I only have nine rolls left. :-(
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Old 08-09-2016   #210
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You forgot to have Plus X on the pole.

I now use TM100 or Delta 100
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Old 08-09-2016   #211
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I started out with 400 ISO film speeds (HP5 and Tri-X) because that's what everyone seemed to be using (which this poll largely confirms). However, I have moved to FP4 because of the much smaller grain size and only go to higher speeds if I absolutely have to. 400 is just too much grain IMHO.
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Old 08-09-2016   #212
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Tmax 100 shot at 50; Cons: slow speed, Pros: everything else is good. Besides being a great film, my development method, just by luck, is perfect for it.

Tmax 100 at 50, HC-110h:

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5729/2...5a9d21ac_z.jpgimg757_edited-1 by John Carter, on Flickr

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Old 08-09-2016   #213
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JCH Street Pan 400

Right now I am shooting this film as fast as I can put it through the camera.

Of course, once I run out I may find something different. Like Arista EDU Ultra (Fomapan) 400. I have several 100 foot rolls to work on.

When I run out of that...

Well, I'll worry about that sometime next year since it will take me at least that long to get through what I already have. Who knows what will be for sale at that point in time.

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Old 08-09-2016   #214
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I think Delta 100 is my thing. Just love the textures I get with it.

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I'm still other, but I'm ditching Silvermax now. RPX25, Ortho 25 and HP5.
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I like Delta 400 for most things and I have used Tmax 400 some to. - jim
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For 35mm, and 120, I used to shoot nothing but Verichrome Pan (VP125), and Plus X (PX125). I loved that stuff. In my Minox I used to use Agfa APX25. These days, I haven't found a favorite yet.
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Neopan SS for me, gives more grain and contrast, which I like for fast lenses on 35mm. For medium format, however, I prefer Acros to make the most out of the available sharpness.
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