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View Poll Results: Film: Color or B & W or Both?
B & W only 88 12.57%
Color only 73 10.43%
Both (both loaded) 211 30.14%
Both (B & W loaded. Color on standby) 89 12.71%
Both (Color loaded. B & W on standby) 54 7.71%
B & W film and color digital 160 22.86%
Color film and B & W digital 3 0.43%
What film? I am all digital 22 3.14%
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Old 04-16-2011   #76
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I usually take one epson and one 35mm rangefinder with me so that I can inter-change the lenses in-between digital and analogue. I always research whether or not I could buy film locally. If so, I buy whatever film I can lay my hands on locally.
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We'll see how the results come out, but for my recent trip to Peru, I took my Zeiss Ikon, my Besa R3A, 3 lenses, my flash, and lots of film. Shot 20 rolls of Ektar 100 (sent off to Precision Camera adversiting here), about 4 rolls of TMAX 100, and about 5 rolls of Tri-X shot at 400, 800, and 1600. Looking back, I probably should have only taken the Ektar and the Tri-X (for mainly night or indoor shots.) We'll see how things come out if I change my mind later....

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I prefer color, shoot digital only in color, and I shoot a mix of B&W and color on film. For this last trip, I exclusively used my 15mm and 90mm lenses for film, and used the others for digital.
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Old 04-20-2011   #79
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I didn't vote because there's no option for "B&W and color film and digital"
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I usually do color only, but that's my standard. I think I suck on B&W.
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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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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

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I have Tmax 400 and Ektar loaded most of the time. Jim
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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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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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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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BW only. Never traveled with color before.
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Slide for locations that are colorful in nature. B&W for all other street shots.
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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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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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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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Old 04-26-2012   #99
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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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