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    BW film with good sky-cloud differentiation

    Hello!

    Which would be a bw film with good clouds-sky contast without yellow filter. Rich midtone differentiation would also be nice.

    I need such a film for my P&S cameras where I can't mount a filter.

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    Try Fomapan 400, often use it without filters and get great clouds,seems to work with or without filters when you get those great cloudscapes
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    you can always just hold a filter in front of your lens

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    TMAX film is balanced slightly different than most other B&W films, similar to using a light yellow filter (like a #6). But the effect is subtle. Better to just attach the filter somehow.

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    I've been using Foma 100 in the Olympus XA with great results. With my development routine, the 100 acts as if it has a yellow filter while the 400 is less contrasty with excellent midtones. Other than those two, Adox?
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    Divided developers like Thornton and Stoeckler also help. I've had good results with both and Arista Premium 400 (AKA Tri-X) without a yellow filter.

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    APX400 if you can still find some. Very nice separation with no filters at all.
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    Another vote for Tmax films
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    That's fine to hear. I have some rolls of APX400, one or two will go into the Olympus mju-II (Epic) and the Yashica T3.

    I also want to develop in Stöckler, haven't thought about it as tonality separation. Well... haven't thoght about it at all, but thinking now, you use Stöckler/Thornton for reducind contrast. Would that not mask the clouds?

    T-Max and Tri-X are also here, Foma could be bought easily (in fact it is the only BW film avaible locally) so I will give them a try.

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    You can cut a gel filter to size and tape it across the film gate inside the camera. If the camera has an external sensor to determine exposure, you can also tape a piece of filter over it to compensate. Alternately, adjust the ISO setting manually or by putting a DX label on the film cartridge to compensate for filter factor.
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