Which Film - or Films - do You Shoot Most Often?

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  1. BradleyK

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    To put a spin on a related thread, which film(s) and in which format(s) do you shoot most often?

    Starting the ball rolling:

    In medium format, when shooting in black and white, I most often shoot PanF Plus; FP4, however, is my "go-to" film during the winter months. For color work in medium format, I currently shoot Ektachrome E100G and, when subject matter warrants, E100VS.

    In 35mm, I shoot either Tri-X or HP5 in the Leicas when working in black and white, and E100G when shooting in color. In the Nikons I have, since the discontinuation of my beloved Kodachrome, been shooting both Ektachrome E100G and E100VS in a (approximately) 70/30 ratio.
     
  2. flatulent1

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    I've been shooting XP2 Super almost exclusively for several months. That's going to change a little when 1) I get some Lucky B&W film to play with and B) we finally get some Spring around here and I feel compelled to break out some E100GX I have stashed. This goes for 35 and MF. I have run the odd roll of Superia 400 or Ektar, but in no significant quantities.
     
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    At the moment, Neopan Acros 100 in 6X9 cm. Develop in Adonal 1:50.
     
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    APX 100 (135), yesterday. Otherwise mostly Tri-x or Neopan 400 (RIP).
     
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    120 - any B&W I can get my hands on
     
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    Delta 100 & 400 in 120 and Delat 100 & HP5 in 5x4, Fortepan 200 in 10x8 :D

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    35 mm and 120: Delta 100 for 95%, HP5 and Delta 3200 for the remaining 5%, for the little sheet film I use it's Fomapan 100.
     
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    Fomapan and LegacyPro mainly shot with my Nikons (F100, FM2n, FE2 and F80). Developpers: Rodinal, HC-110, Ilford DD-X.
     
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  10. Jeff Kubach

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    120 T-Max 400.

    Jeff
     
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    Agfa APX 100 35mm, Delta 400 120, FP4 in 4x5

    Fuji NPH 400/400h and NEW Ektar 100 in both 35mm and 120.

    johnkpap
     
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    In 120:

    Acros 100
    Neopan 400 (I bought 30 rolls expired)
    Velvia 100

    in 35mm

    Acros 100
    Neopan 400
    Fuji Superia 200

    in 4x5

    Foma 100
     
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    This thread would be even better with a poll on top, a list of (groups of) films currently or until recently still available, and everyone allowed to choose his *one* (oh agony) most favourite film. Or has this been done before? Well, tastes change.
     
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    I am converted to FP4 in 8x10 & 4x5

     
  16. dehk

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    Tri X as much as possible.
     
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    Rollei Retro 100 which is re-badged Agfa APX 100 is my most usual film - due to cost (£1.80 for a 36 exposure cassette) as much as anything.

    My next most usual film is Adox CHS 50 which has extremely fine grain (better than anything Ilford or Kodak can offer) and still has a usable ASA rating.
     
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    Polypan-f & Orwo N74 in Rodinal in 35mm, Foma 400 in 6x6
     
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    I've been buying up all the B&W film I can find the last 4-5 years when the price has been right and filling a small freezer. Sometimes expired but usually barely. Glad I did as I used to get 100' bulk spools for about $20 back when the surge of film shooters going digital seemed to peak and were emptying their freezers and small local shops were going under and selling off their stock. Used to get 120 at $1.00 a roll regularly too (greatest snags: 83 rolls of 120 Plus-X for $65 and a bulk roll of APX25 for $20!). With all this film of many different types I shoot whatever I have spooled up in the bulk loader (usually have a 100 speed and a 400 speed spooled up) or for 120 whatever is the oldest I have. Sure, we all know the yarn about shoot one film and developer and getting to know it and I do not argue with that but it's just not how I like to do things. I like to experiment and see what I can do, enjoy the differences, and the challenge that comes with that. And what I've found through the years and many films and developers is that frankly practically any B&W film is capable of terrific results with proper technique across the process. My most used developers have been D-76, Rodinal and HC-110 but I have been having some fun lately with Pyrocat-HD too. That said if someone put a gun to my head and made me choose just one or two films from now on I'd choose Fuji Acros and Tmax 400 (but I'd sure miss APX100, Plus-X, Tri-X and Neopan 400! All of which I have enough of to last me for a number of years).
     
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    I shoot the Portra 400 usually which is the best film for my needs. Fast enough, grainless enough with the right colours not too saturated not too neutral.
     
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    Medium Format and 35mm - TMax 400
    Large Format - FP4
    Color - Portra 400

    If Fuji still made Neopan 400 in Medium format, I would switch away from TMax. I miss it.
     
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    My favourite film. Always has been.
     
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    I've switched to Delta 100 for everything seven years ago.
    In 35mm it seems to have nice grain and work well.
    In 5x7, it's tough to get but I have a box on the go.
    In 4x10, I custom ordered 20 boxes from Ilford last fall and am enjoying the format and not having to cut 8x10 down.

    I use it with ID-11 1:3

    -Rob
     
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    35mm B&W: Tri-X. Color: Ektar 100
    120 B&W: Tri-X. Color: Portra NC
    4x5: Kodak T-Max 100 and 400
    5x7: Old stash of someone's repackaged ISO 100 B&W film
    8x10: Arista.edu 100 or Ilford FP4+

    Mike