Favorites: Ilford Delta 100 b&w, Fuji Superia Reala color print, and Fuji Provia 100 slide.
Most detested: Fuji Velvia. I am so fed up with photography magazines displaying readers' and pros' landscape photographs' sickening over-saturated colors, I could vomit! One would suspect they all have a history of swallowing LSD or Mescaline and have a chronic need to duplicate the effects in their photographs! Stop before I gag, dudes!
Favoutite:Foma-I´ve just switched to it,and it looks GREAT,especially the 100 speed.
Least favourite:Kodak royal supra-the original supra was my favourite colour print film,but the new version seems to be merely a slight improvement on royal gold.
Cheapest:I can´t remember the name of,but it isn´t available anymore anyway!
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Favorite: Kodak 400TMax (TMY)
Least Favorite: Kodak 100TMax (TMX)
All Time Favorite: Kodak Pro 100T (PRT - no longer made)
Favorite Currently Manufactured: Kodak Ektachrome 64T (EPY)
Least Favorite: Fuji Velvia
I really have no idea about relative cost.
Favorites: Velvia 50, Velvia F100, Provia F100, Ektachrome 100 VS. I've played around with Efke PL100, but don't have an opinion of it yet. I see no reason to shoot anything else.
My favorites so far:
B&W: Ilford FP4+, Pan F
Color: Velvia 50
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I've only recently started doing b&w so I'm still experimenting with films.
B&W: FP4+, love it in 6x7 but too grainy in 35mm. Experimenting with acros.
Colour slide (everything): Provia 100F, very nice saturated but not over the top colours, fine grain. Brilliant all round film.
Films I avoid:
Any colour agfa, nothing good about them
T-max, not used it but heard bad things
Fuji NPC, shot one roll and the red was way over the top and grainy
Delta 100 and especially 400. Horrible tonality, some have good results with it though.
Film I want to try:
Portra 160VC/NC, skin tones look great from prints I've seen
Fuji Acros, heard very good things. Looking to use it for 35mm instead of fp4+ for smaller grain, also interested to see how it compares to fp4+ since some have said it has a 'technical' look.
I agree with tbm, velvia for a lot of landscapes is often way over the top and some photographs I've seen make me want to puke. It can be useful for low contrast scenes without any bright colours though. Provia 100F is my choice.
B/W films I like: FP4+, Tri-X 320, Tech Pan, Kodak HIE, Maco 820c IR (both kinds), Fuji Acros, Delta 3200
Color slide: Kodak EIR (cool stuff), Provia 100F, Velvia 100F (it isn't bad, though I've only shot a couple rolls of 35 mm)
TMax 100, 400
Haven't made up my mind about: HP-5
For what it's worth:
B&W - Agfa APX100, Ilford FP4+, J&C400
Color - Kodak Ektachrome E200, Agfa RSX100, Fuji Velvia, Agfa Ultra100.
dislike - Agfa consumer color film
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Ilford Pan F Plus is my favorite all time film. Especially in medium format. But I also love HP5 Plus and, like Tony, I use more of it than Pan F. Overall, in the past I've used more Kodak Tri-X than any film ever. Reasons? Pan F because it's pretty. HP5 because it's handsome. Tri-X because...well, it's reliable, predictable and boringly consistent.
What films do I dislike? The only films I've used that I truly hated were the TMaxes--100 and 400. I just don't see the purpose of using these films. They're not easy for me to expose or process properly, they eat up fixer and they don't come close to looking as good as Pan F, HP5 or Tri-X. That's just my opinion, of course.
I forgot color film. I haven't shot any in over a year so it's easy to forget. My favorites back then were Fuji Sensia 100 and 400 and Kodak Elitechrome 100. The Fuji films were the cheaper consumer versions of Astia and Provia 400F and the Kodak film was the cheaper consumer version of Ektachrome 100VS. Prior to this, I loved Kodachrome. As for negative color film, anything on sale at the local discount store is fine to me. I never got excited about color negative film.
The only color film I dislike was the old, long discontinued Agfa CT50 slide film. I actually liked it a lot when I shot it back in the early 70's. Twenty years later, every single slide made on this wretched film had faded away to oblivion. Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides stored alongside it still looked good.