First B&W film?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Markok765, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Markok765

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    What was the first b&w film you used? Mine was t-max 400.
     
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    Same here! Great film, too bad it's gone:sad:
     
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    Plus-X was my first (at least the first I remember...)
     
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    mine was Ilford FP4 24exp 35mm and I still have the negatives I went to the country and shot a sheep but then it chased me hehehehe.
    A teacher called Mary Dorahy gave it to me. she was a huge influence on my life and I wouldn't be where I am today without her.

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    FP4 (before it was FP4+).


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    XP2, about 6 months ago...
     
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    FP4 or HP5 I think
     
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    I cant remember what we were given as bulk load back at school (APX maybe?), but the first film I used with my new Mamiya about 4 years ago was Fuji Neopan Acros 100
     
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    FP4, early '70s
     
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    Acros 100, one year ago. That one roll got me back into film.
     
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    Plus-X or Tri-X. This was HS photo class and we were given "outdoor or indoor" film to use from bulk rolls. I had everything backwards in class: f/22 was the bigger aperture as it was the bigger number, the wrong film was in the camera and set at the wrong ISO.

    I took out our little rangefinder cameras onan outing club ski trip to the Adirondacks and did everything wrong! Those first two rolls of film were so bad--overexposed and leprosy all over the film from missloading on the SS reels. I still have them to remind me that things can always get worse!
     
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    I initially used Ilford XP2 as my B&W film but my first "real" B&W film was T-Max 100.
     
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    It was the film my lecturer used, and handed out to the class when we first used medium format about one year ago exactly.

    - Tony
     
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    MIne was Tmax as well. I could buy it at WalMart back then.....
     
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    Kodak Black and White Portra...I wanted to shoot my brother's wedding in black and white to see how I liked the process. Of course, the film was discontinued but I've been mostly using Tri-X ever since.
     
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    Verichrome Pan in a Kodak Brownie 127. I notice several other Verichrome initiates. See you at the senior centre chaps:D:D:D:D
     
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    Good grief! I simply have no idea what I first used it was SO long ago. However, now I use Ilford HP5PLUS 400 and am very satified with it...
     
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    FP4 20 exposure (about 1981) in Ilfosol developed on the same day I bought my first camera. I still have the negs and can print the first shot (of a bird table) I ever took.