What types of film do you shoot? What formats?
Old 10-27-2014   #1
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What types of film do you shoot? What formats?

Just wondering- what type of film is everyone shooting?
For me, I mainly use 35mm B&W and 35mm Color Slide
Sometimes, I'll throw a roll of Portra into my dad's Pentax 645
I like the results I've seen others get from Portra, but I can't duplicate them...

What film types keep you shooting film?
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Old 10-27-2014   #2
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Almost all slide 120 format. Previously only Provia 400X, now also provia 100F and Velvia 50. Sometimes some HP5+ as I always tell myself I'll develop it myself. But each time I have to go to the lab to get the slides developed I take the b&w along as well.

As for format 90% 6x4.5, a bit of 6x9, took up 6x17 and from time to time some 6x6.
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Old 10-27-2014   #3
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Mostly 35mm(135) B&W.
Stock-wise it's mostly been Tmax 100 these days, with some Tri-X and Ilford Delta 400 mixed in.
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Old 10-27-2014   #4
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Mostly 135 b/w, bulk! Just started my second round of 90m Polynan F. And have second bulk loader with better film.
Sometimes Kodak 200 Gold for color.
120 film in old cameras, mostly b/w.
Little bit of 4x5 b/w for LF.
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Old 10-27-2014   #5
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I shoot primarily tri-x and Portra 400 through my Fuji 6x9. Really wish medium format shooting supported bulk loading...that'd be the dream.
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Old 10-27-2014   #7
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Just wondering- what type of film is everyone shooting?
For me, I mainly use 35mm B&W and 35mm Color Slide
Sometimes, I'll throw a roll of Portra into my dad's Pentax 645
I like the results I've seen others get from Portra, but I can't duplicate them...

What film types keep you shooting film?
For 35mm film, I mostly work with ACROS 100 and XP2 Super, with a smattering of other oddities (like SuperPan 200, Agfa APX25, etc) depending on what I'm interested to go for. For 6x6, again XP2 Super and ACROS 100.

I see little real point to shooting color film anymore, digital capture makes color so much more sensible to work with. But I enjoy working with long expired, abused, color negative films for the unique imaging they afford.

I also use all The Impossible Project B&W and Color films for Polaroid SX-70, 600 and Spectra cameras.

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Old 10-27-2014   #8
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Old 10-27-2014   #9
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I agree with Godfrey on colour film ,it just got too expensive to get processed, so nearly all 120 w+w tmax 100 ,acros , just ordered some fomapan 200 , I liked the tones last time I used it but not the pin holes.
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Old 10-27-2014   #10
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Old 10-27-2014   #12
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I used to shoot 120 and 4x5, but now only 35mm. I plan to return to 120 though.

All film types, colour negative, slide, B&W, even a little cross processing.
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Old 10-27-2014   #13
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Bought some 35mm Arista Premium 400, both 36 & 24 exposures. I have been told it is Tri-X.

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/192244...-35mm-x-24-exp.
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Old 10-27-2014   #14
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135,120, and 4x5 - all color - all the time.

35-35SlR, Rangefinder, XPan, Widelux
120- 6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12,6x17
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Old 10-27-2014   #15
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B&W in 120 with my Mamyia 645. FP4+ PAN F HP5+ or Tri-X

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Old 10-27-2014   #16
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I shoot 100% film, 90% b/w mainly Acros and TMY. Format wise I prefer 6x6 with Rolleiflex, some 135 with Leica and occasionally 4x5.
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Old 10-27-2014   #17
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Old 10-27-2014   #18
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I mostly shoot 35mm B&W (Tri-X/Arista Premium), along with a small amount of 35mm colour negative (2-3 rolls of Superia 200 is all so far, but I will try Ektar and Portra 160 next year). I'll be shooting a few rolls of 35mm slide over the next 5-6 weeks as well.

I also shot a bunch of 120 film with a borrowed Yashica Mat and a Mamiya RB67 last month. Mostly B&W (XP2 & FP4), but also some Velvia 50.
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Old 10-28-2014   #19
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Oh god......!
35mm black and white, Foma, Acros, neopan400, Tri-x, Plus-x, and also Ektar for color

120, mainly Acros and Foma, then Tri-X for 400 in b&w. Ektar, Provia, Reala, Fuj 400H, Velvia for Color (more rare that I shoot color though).
120 Formats: 6*6 (Hassy, Rolleiflexes), 6*7 (Mamiya) and 6*9 (Moskva-5 and soon also my "new" Voigtländer Bessa II with the color Heliar \o/ ).

No idea on what 'look' you're after concerning color, but remember that these films could and was often shot using filters. Shooting Ektar 100 as a 25-50 ASA film, can create some really pastel looking results.
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Old 10-28-2014   #20
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Old 10-28-2014   #21
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I shoot 100% Film, no digital anymore.

120 Film Tmax 400 Mainly, sometimes trix
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Old 10-28-2014   #22
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HP5/FP4 in 35mm, because I can get it cheaper than Tri-X. Occasionally Portra 160. Just about to go back to XTOL, after a while with D76.

HP5 and Acros in 120, usually developed in Rodinal.
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Old 10-28-2014   #23
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Mostly shoot both 120 & 4x5 formats.
Tend to stick to Kodak Tmax 100, Portra 160 & TriX320 on both formats.
Occasionally I play with Acros 100, FP4+ and Velvia film too.
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Old 10-28-2014   #25
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Mainly Tri X and Rollei RPX 100 in 35mm and 120 formats.
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Old 10-29-2014   #27
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Velvia 50 in 120 format (6x7); mostly negative film on 35mm, with a preference for Portra 160.
This is because I always tripod-shoot with 6x7 so I don't need much sensitivity; on the contrary, I'm always handheld with 35mm.

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Old 10-29-2014   #28
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Formats: Mainly 35mm and 120.
Film types: Colour reversal and colour negative.
BW reversal and BW negative.
And a little bit Fuji Instax.

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AgfaPhoto CT Precisa, Provia 100F, Velvia 50 and 100, Provia 400X.
Fuji Pro 400H, Fuji Pro 160 NS.
Ilford Delta 100, TMY-2.
Agfa Copex Rapid, Adox CMS 20 II, Adox CHS 100 II.

That are the films I am using mostly / regularly.
Several others are used from time to time.

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Old 10-29-2014   #29
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I shoot mostly black and white film in 35mm and 4x5, and color in digital. Sometimes I will shoot some color film, but very little these days. Likewise sometimes I will take a digital image and process it into b&w, but not often. As far as film stock goes, I shoot Fuji Neopan 400, Agfa APX 100 (I'll be sad when the last of that is gone...), Tri-X, and Arista Premium, and HP5 and FP4 in 35mm, and Tri-X, HP5 and FP4 in 4x5. I process in several different developers, depending upon the film and speed used and the look I am after.
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35mm in my Leica, 6x7cm rolfilm in my C.V. Bessa III 667.
Acros, Fomapan, some special Rollei films (IR, Ortho). Mainly B&W, some CN. Processing and printing myself. And the last batches of Efke 25 ........ A real loss.
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Mainly 135 colour for me. Recently bought a Nikon F6 and a Hasselblad 903SWC and a Pakon P135 scanner and find myself mostly using the F6 and scanning on the Pakon.

Have always been a B&W guy but for scanned film I prefer colour, normally Fuji Pro160, down to my last 7 or 8 rolls so will be looking for a new colour film soon. I prefer the look of B&W from my Monochrom over scanned B&W film. Heresy I know but that is my taste.
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I always want to use 120; any film. I try to not use 35mm, but I always succumb to temptation in an antediluvian way (possibly related to original sin). 35mm is just so convenient.

But of greater importance, your treatment of Portra after development. If you are using someone else to scan and put on a CD you will probably be disappointed. Have the negative developed by someone good (maybe you already have) and then find someone that knows how to post process. Have them show you what to do. I frankly find Portra one of the easiest color films to work with.
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Old 10-29-2014   #34
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I'm an old slide shooter.

I shoot 135 and 120, though I lean more towards medium format in my TLRs, exposed primarily on a tripod.

I shoot mostly 100 ISO color slide film, which is now very limited in its offerings. I still have some Kodak Ektachrome in the freezer, along with some newer Fuji Velvia and Provia.

In the past, there were some wonderful slide films. Agfachrome CT18 (DIN 18 = ASA 50) was especially good for winter scenes with its rendition of the sky. GAF 64 (formerly Anscochrome) had a warm palette that went well with fall colors. Kodachrome II and X - later Kodachrome 25 and 64, seemed to enhance spring and summer colors. Ektachrome was good then, but it didn't really come into its own until later. In the late 1980s and 1990s, I really liked Agfachrome 1000 RS for window-light portraiture.

I haven't done much with B&W until now, but I have a whole range of B&W filters in Bay-1 for my TLRs, so I may start putting more effort into B&W than I have in the past.

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Old 10-29-2014   #35
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I shoot a little bit of everything; 8x10, 4x5, 120, 135. It used to be primarily 135 but is now moving more and more to 120 and 4x5.

I buy and shoot a lot of expired films so the reality is I shoot anything I can get my hands on. But I moved from Efke 25 (a true loss) on to TMX 100 (a current favorite), to Eastman Kodak Double X (which I am only now becoming serious about), and trying a bit of Rollei RPX 25 (which really shows promise.) The one real constant over the past few years has been Ilford Delta Pro 3200, which I consider to be one of the most flexible films I have found so far.
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I shoot a little bit of everything; 8x10, 4x5, 120, 135. It used to be primarily 135 but is now moving more and more to 120 and 4x5.

I buy and shoot a lot of expired films so the reality is I shoot anything I can get my hands on. But I moved from Efke 25 (a true loss) on to TMX 100 (a current favorite), to Eastman Kodak Double X (which I am only now becoming serious about), and trying a bit of Rollei RPX 25 (which really shows promise.) The one real constant over the past few years has been Ilford Delta Pro 3200, which I consider to be one of the most flexible films I have found so far.
Interesting about Ilford 3200, I've never used it. But I have to agree with you on TMX.
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Mainly 120/220, some 135 (panoramic) and some 5x7" LF.

Media-wise I'm a pig - or say a complete "omnivore" - I shoot everything literally! I get bored with a single film too quickly

Trying out all the new films I can. From the known ones: Provia 100F/400X (still have some) & Velvia 50/100 & my last E100VS in slides, PRO400H being my favourite allround CN & Portra 160, ocasionally I shoot Portra 800. I love the little-known ADOX CHS-series b&w films (it's something between T-Max and Tri-X for me) as I do Fomapans in their classic look, mainly preferred one being the Fomapan 200. A little Ilford, mainly FP4+ and little SFX200 semi-infrared, sometimes the Delta 100 if I want a more modern looks, ocasionally also Delta 3200 when I want a golfball sized grain via MF scans that's hard to acheive - but I mainly do it through darkroom printing techniques though. A lot of Rollei Infrared, RPX400, Retro 80S some RPX25 in testing currently. After my alltime favourite B&W film, the Kodak Tri-X 320 Pan Professional was discontinued in 120/220 I've been searching for an alternative since I just don't like the overhyped Tri-X 400. Hoping to try RPX400, Retro 400 & HP5+ in near-future with different developers. Have a stock of Efke IR820 AURA infrared left, since it's my alltime favourite IR film, also a little bit of Kodak Aerochrome left - a color infrared slide film.

I could go on and on - got to love the World of Film cameras where you could change the "sensor" as you like according to your taste
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About 70-80% 35mm, the rest 120.

I am shooting all types of film.
About 60% is reversal film (both colour and BW), 35% is negative film (both colour and BW), 5% is instant film.

My absolute favourites: Astia 100F / Sensia, Provia 100F, Provia 400X, Velvia 50.
Fuji Pro 400H and Pro 160 NS.
Adox CMS 20 II, Adox CHS 100 II, Adox Silvermax, Ilford Delta 100, Kodak T-Max 400.
Rollei Retro 80S as Infrared film (as negative and reversal film).
The three Adox films are also excellent as BW reversal films.
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Old 11-21-2014   #39
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At the moment:
In 35mm: APX 100, Tri-X, Rollei Retro 80S, Rollei Retro 400S, Ektar 100.
In 120: APX 400, Tri-X, Delta 100, Ektar 100, Rollei Retro 400S.
But only one developer: Promicrol; ecept for the Ektar which I develope in Tetenal.
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For color, I'm all digital.

I only shoot B&W film and only 35mm format and primarily 400 speed. I have Tri-X, TMY, Neopan 400 and HP5+.

And I still have about 40 rolls of the last batch of Neopan 1600 that I bought fresh (exp 2012).
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