Monday, 21 April 2008

B&W film recommendations?

I've been busy going through the latest batch of HP5+ scans and realise that it's not quite the all-purpose film I was hoping it was. It's great low light (of course) and I really like it for people photography but I also need something else.

So, any recommendations for a film for these needs (all together): daylight, landscape, wide angle, detail?

There's a whole bunch of slower films around, so what's a decent choice for my needs? I can pretty much get anything locally, so I'm sort of spoilt for choice.


  1. daylight, landscape, detail ... sounds like Delta 100 to me. But really, any of the slower and more modern films would probably fit the bill.

    Mixing HP5 with Delta 100 is a solution that a number of people have hit on.

  2. Tri-X has been my all-purpose black and white film since the first time I tried it several years ago. I also came from HP5 Plus, which I don't like as much as Tri-X. I develop in D-76 for regular exposures and Microphen for pushed rolls.

    P.S. I have been trying to get in touch with you about Gitzo tripods, but I can't find an e-mail address or contact form anywhere.

  3. Chris, I'll take a look but I don't really think Tri-X will do what I'm looking for.

    As for contact, drop a comment on any post with your email (I won't publish it) & I can contact you.


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