I decided to make the jump to LF and I'm begginning to put together an 8X10 system. The prime reason in making the jump is to make contact prints, of course. I have shot MF up until now and have used B&W film exclusively and plan to continue using B&W LF film. My MF film of choice has been TriX and on occaision I have shot with Ilford HP5 and Efke. With MF I have developed my film in Rodinal and Pyrocat with great results. I am becoming much more proficient with the use of a spot meter so I have more confidence in my ability to get a good exposure. My best results have been with the TriX with the Efke giving it a run for the money. I like the latitude and look of TriX. Because of the jump in expenses for everything, including film, I am keeping myself open to other films in the 8X10 format. Looking at websites I see film available from JandC, ADOX, Bergger, FOMA, Efke, as well as Kodak TriX pro. I don't see myself using super slow film, at least for now. I know the use of film is subjective for each of us, but I also know that film characteristics can change between formats. Do the JandC, Bergger, ADOX, anf FOMA films perform well for those of you who use them? Which films gives you the character you seek? Which films are difficult to shoot on a consistent basis? I am posting this question in the LF equipment category in hopes of reaching a more targeted audience.