Discontinued B&W Film

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by 3 Olives, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. 3 Olives

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    The attention that the death of Kodachrome has created peeked my interest. Are there any discontinued B&W films you really miss?
     
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    Plus-X in sheet sizes...though FP4 does do the trick.
     
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    Agfa APX 100. Never tried APX 25, but I know that it was beloved by many. (There is actually lots of APX 100 still out there in 35mm, I shot it mostly in 120.)
    Also, I am sad that I never got to try Verichrome Pan.
     
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    HIE. The discontinuation of HIE was a crime.
     
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    APX in any speed or size.
     
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    Technical Pan. I shot a few rolls early on. Amazing stuff. Plus-X is an OK replacement, but the look of Technical Pan was amazing.

    Never got the chance to shoot HIE, but apparently there's a replacement for it on Freestyle now.
     
  7. Rick A

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    DEFINATLY APX any speed or size (along with FORTE polywarmtone paper) Verichrome pan Royal-X pan
    Rick
     
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    OOPS--I almost forgot PANATOMIC-X I learned to shoot on this , probably shot 5-6 rolls a week in the late 60's ASA 32 and very forgiving.
    Rick
     
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    Tech Pan is still out there but expensive. However, it is a bargain compared to the Agfa APX.
    The replacement for HIE is much slower and requires a tripod.
     
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    You said it first. FP4 not quite the same for me.
     
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    You are right. The "glow" is different. I imagine this is due to spectral sensitivity more than anything else, just like with Tri-X compared to HP5. It is a gorgeous film, however.
     
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    I highly disagree. TP is incredibly overpriced compared to APX. People go nuts over techpan.
     
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    It's good $hit.
     
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    I miss them all. Well, maybe not Recording Film or Forte 400.
     
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    I personally think they're all high on Technidol. Speaking of which, I have some to sell.
     
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    I liked Technical Pan. Not enough to bemoan it like I would if Plus-X or HP5 were discontinued, but I liked it nonetheless.

    I did NOT like it enough to pay $10+ for a roll of 120.
     
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    Any discontinued film is not any good!

    Jeff
     
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    APX in every format and speed, specially 25 and 100 iso (my favourite).
    And, of course, HIE: I have some in my freezer but... When I will use them all?
     
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    APX 25 and 100.I've got 6 25's and 4 100's in 120 size in my freezer and can't find a good enough reason to use 'em,they'll probably die there while I use delta 100 and 400 for everything else.
     
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