That isn't necessarily the fault of the film; more than likely the photographer got carried away with an enhancing filter or the magazine got carried away with the photoshop. Velvia has a great ability to capture subtle graduations of tone, if handled right.
Originally Posted by tbm
Favorites: APX100 hands down. The EFKES are also really good.
I like FP4 and HP5, Delta3200 and the Neopans.
In Color: Fuji family. Velvia is great, kinda slow though, Provia is much better. All the Superia family is very good
Mama took my APX away.....
35mm and 120 4x5
Delta 100, Velvia, Provia 100F, Astia
JC classic 100 and PL100
Kodak, all of them. Color and BW They are just plain ugly. I detest all manner of grain in my photos
None that I know of yet
Sure are a lot of varied answers here.
Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI
So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004
I agree. The greens make me especially bilious. All greens shot on Velvia remind me of those foil leprechaun hats you see in bars on St. Patrick's Day.
Originally Posted by tbm
I mostly shoot with Neopan 400 and FP4+, although of late I've been doing a lot of Delta 400. What I like about Neopan 400 and FP4 is that they have a nice toe and good grain distribution. Delta 400 has a toe I can live with and the grain is useful in 35mm. As for dislikes, I've been working through a box of TMX in large format, and the fact that that film has a very short toe really irritates me. I can get good results from it, I know that other people can get marvelous results with it, but it and I don't really see eye to eye. For some reason I get along better with Acros, even though they're similar films.
For color transparencies, the only one I've found I really like is Astia; Provia's pallette is good but too high contrast, Velvia is way too high contrast, and I don't know Kodak's line very well. In color negative, I usually use Reala and NPH.
As for cheap, well... Neopan 400 is pretty cheap if you can get it. Delta 400 isn't. APX 100 is quite cheap, and I like the results I get from it. Don't know any really inexpensive good color films; the cost of processing is usually enough more for me that I don't much care.
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Best: Efke PL25 and Cachet Macophot 820c
Worst: You mean there is bad film? Must be WAY past due or ruined!
Favorite film is Tri-X by far. I've shot most of it in 35mm. I shot Delta 100 and 400 extensively, FP4+, PlusX, Neopan, APX 400. Been shooting for 20 years and tried most everything. Nothing beats TRI-X in XTOL 1:1
I don't have a least favorite. I like all of them a little but TRI-X a lot. Did I already say that?
Originally Posted by mark
Favorite films: all except Plus-X. I've never been able to get anything decent from this film. I would rather that Kodak killed Plus-X and kept both Panatomic-x and Verichrome Pan.
I agree with KenR. I used a lot of Plus-X simply because it was easily available and a lot less grainy than the old Tri-X, but I was never really satisfied with it. Pan-X and Verichrome were fine.