Film Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by dornblaser, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    We are breaking out the OM-1 kit with the express purpose of shooting B&W. We are looking for film recommendations, both 100/125 & 400. It has been too long since we purchased B&W film. We no longer have the ability to process the film ourselves so it will need to be out-sourced to a local photo shop. This came about over my wife's dinner conversation about how digital camera's B&W conversion do not have the same "character" as film did. Any recommendations will be appreciated.
  2. RedNumber5

    RedNumber5 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    Antioch, CA
  3. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Arista Premium 400 is great stuff, I also like Fuji Neopan Acros 100 + Ilford Delta Pro 100.
  4. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    I picked up an Arista brick to try too. Have yet to load it into one of my cameras though. Its hard to go past for the price.

    If you're interested in experimenting then I've had good experience with all the usual suspects - Kodak Tri-X, Ilford FP4&HP5, Agfa APX (if you can find it) and Fuji Neopan 400.

    The only one which didn't turn out so great was some Ilford Pan F+ - I badly underestimated exposure on my Rollieflex. I get this with Velvia 50 too - I steer clear of the slow stuff now and stay between ISO 100-800 - more my lack of skill than the film itself.

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    Looking forward to seeing your pics :)
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