Favorite Film to Shoot With?

Updated on July 11, 2017 in Photography
17 on May 27, 2017

Just wanted to start a thread on all of your favorite films to shoot with. Mines is Superia 400 and Fujicolor, due to the ease of access of these films. I also like Tri-X and HP-5 I’d like to try the JCH film sometime soon! 

 
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0 on May 27, 2017

hp5 @ 1600
agfa vista/superia 400 (same film) for colour

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1 on May 27, 2017

Hp5 at 800 or 1600 is really nice. Lately I’ve been shooting Kentmere films though. The 100 speed film shot at 50 (not pulled) looks really really nice. But it’s a major pain in the ass trying to shoot street with 50 speed film. The results are great though. 

on May 29, 2017

Yea I like Hp5 and Tri-x pushed to 1600! Shooting anything under iso 400 for street is hard for me.

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3 on May 28, 2017

I really like the look of portra 400 pushed to 1600. The colors are nice to me. Another question.. do you all save all your negatives once you have them scanned?

on May 28, 2017

Yes, especially black and white. Colour is a bit more disposable to me.

on May 28, 2017

Charles Embrey says: No, I’m in the process of running 50 + years worth of slides, B&W and Color negatives and CD & DVD discs through a shredder. I’m tired of being a pack-rat.

on July 11, 2017

Just curious why you shred them? What’s the worst you think could happen?

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0 on May 29, 2017

HP5+ in xtol, 1+1.

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0 on May 29, 2017

Tri-X

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0 on June 10, 2017

Vista 200 and 400. Fomapan 100 for bw. I have a mix of other bw films to try so my opinion is subject to change in a heart beat. 

I’ve only been back with film for a short time and I’m learning that lighting and subject matter effects my choice of film selection 

attached photo is portra 160 pushed/dev @ 400

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0 on June 11, 2017

tri x 400 either @400 or @800 depends on my mood at the moment.

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2 on July 11, 2017

My favourite colour is Velvia 50…. love the colours but also love to shoot slide so I can frame the positive and take a look sometimes.

I’m always loving Portra, Ektar, and HP5+ oh and also Cine films too!

on July 11, 2017

Here’s a couple of my Velvia 50’s so you see what I mean

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I really like the second one!

 

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0 on July 11, 2017

Main color film is Portra 400, 160. Tried Fuji Pro 400h, on my Rolleicord to see what all the hype was about, not a fan. On a recent trip to Chicago I packed a roll of Ektar 100. ! Fantastic other than the skin tones, let me know if anyone has tips on this. Made good shots out of bright mid day light.

Ektar below.

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0 on July 11, 2017

For me, Tri-X pushed to 1600 is the sweet spot.

Just love it. 

 

 

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0 on July 11, 2017

I like Fuji Pro 400H but haven’t tried Portra so can’t compare. Also happy with consumer films such as Fuji Superia, Fuji Industrial or Kodak Color Plus for everyday purposes. 

I agree that 400 iso and below is often difficult for street photography though, especially when over-exposing a stop or so to be on the safe side with negative film.

Hardly ever shot black and white film since high-school but may give it a go again at some point.

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