Film Poll for Camera 8 Participants

Discussion in 'Let's All Shoot 1 Camera' started by Shawn Rahman, May 22, 2011.

What Film for Camera 8?

Poll closed May 29, 2011.
  1. Tri-X

    11 vote(s)
    42.3%
  2. Ektar 100

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. Portra 400VC or other 400 Speed Color

    11 vote(s)
    42.3%
  1. Shawn Rahman

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    This poll is intended to Camera 8 participants only. If you would like to participate in Camera 8, there may still be a few open spots, so please read below.

    Hey All:

    Sile asked me to survey the participants in Camera 8 for film preferences among these three:

    1) Tri-X
    2) Ektar 100
    3) or a 400 Speed Color film - perhaps Portra 400VC.

    I will purchase two rolls of the winning film early next week from B&H, and send one Sile for loading into the Canon. I will load the Nikon. Hopefully these cameras can be rolling very shortly!

    I believe there are still some open spots for these cameras, so please get a hold of Sile through the official Camera 8 thread titled "Dare I say...Camera 8?".
     
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    Before answering, do we have a theme for the camera(s)? If it's to be Tri-X, what EI & developer are we using?

    Personally I'd prefer Pan-F, KB-25 or RVP50, though I don't really know the capabilities of the chosen cameras and they all require fairly accurate metering.

    Maybe some Portra would be a good all-'round choice that's hard to get wrong.
     
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    3) new Kodak Portra 400 gets my vote.
     
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    I vote 'Yes'.
     
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    Thanks for this Shawn! I voted portra.. but needless to say I'd vote for pen and paper if I thought it would get home safe and sound!
     
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    Hey all - I just realized what a flawed poll this is!! It should have been two choices: 1) B&W 2) Color.

    I am such a dork for splitting the color vote!

    But hey - let's see what pans out by next week. Then off to B&H I go to buy the winning film.
     
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    opps i voted without signing on, sorry I just instinctively vote on any poll with out reading
     
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    For the Canadians here:

    Are you an NDP supporter from Quebec?
     
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    Or perhaps it could have been by camera? Although without the final list for each one that wouldn't really work.

    (Nothing like adding more confusion to the mix!:wink:)
     
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    b&w is in the lead!

    I voted for Tri-X because it was the only b&w option. Optimally, TMY or FP4 would be my choice.

    Chris
     
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    Agreed on the New Portra 400.
     
  14. Shawn Rahman

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    Leave it to us baffoons to come to an apparent tie on film choice. The tiebreaker goes like this: Sile chose Portra, so that pretty much decides it, wouldn't ya' say?
     
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    Looking forward to trying some Portra anyway!
     
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    Missed the poll but Portra 400 is grand
     
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    Excellent choice... the tie was inevitable.. anything straight forward with regards to the travelling cameras would just be wrong!
     
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    Go on Sile give them hell!
     
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    I'm doing my best Vincent...and the night is young :devil:

    As well they should Sir Dog...as well they should..
     
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    And for good reason...
     

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