slow BW Film for 6x9
Hi, in MF I am used to the Deltas and Tmax and TriX 400.
I want to do some BW landscape/architecture work with the Linhof Technika III (6x9/23).
What slow BW films would you recommend? ( i have some older lenses/shutters like the 4.5/105 Heliar (min 1/200sec) so with the fast films i could not use the lens wide open when I want.
usually I use ID11 as a standard (1:1 or 1:3) and just startes a little bit with rodinal (clone)...
Films get scanned by DSLR/Makro in the end...
(in Germany you sometimes can get Older Agfa APX100 or 25 as roll films, old stock, would they be worth to try, when the prices are same like new films
There is Rollei RPX 25 but that is a bit pricy.
I normally end up using Ilford Pan F+ when I want a slow B&W film.
Is Tmax 100 too fast for you? It is a gorgeous film in D-76 1+1 (which is the same as ID-11 1+1) and is a common, easy to find film. It also looks incredible in Rodinal 1+50. I haven't shot it in 6x9, but have shot a lot of Tmax 100 in 6x6, 645, and 35mm.
If that's too fast, Ilford Pan-F developed in Rodinal 1+50 is beautiful, and it works well in ID-11/D-76 too.
I recommed you two films in slow side, Ilford Pan F and Acros 100, don't look back.
Acros 100 is a pain to enlarge in medium format because the damn stuff is practically grainless. Also has incredible tonal range, minimal reciprocity failure index...
and, as I said, a real pain to focus in the darkroom. Totally grainless in 120 format.
which is why i don't use anything else.
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I like Ilford Pan F+ in 120. Works well in D-76.
Just develop it timely after shooting. The latent images tend to fade with time.
Ilford FP4+ ISO 125
Ilford Pan F+ ISO 50
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Wide-open at f4.5 and with 1/200th your fastest speed then on the sunny f11 rule and assuming some sunny day shots I'd have thought that ISO 25 might be the max speed film unless you use a filter. An orange might allow an ISO 100 film but if some shots are better without a filter then you are back to a 25/50 film. Anything faster cuts down the range for the over-exposure margin.
A fine grain developer such as Perceptol stock will help
If you want a film that is not as clean at Acros 100 or Tmax 100 then Pan F or HP4. I like Foma 100 and 200 as well, both work well in ID 11 or Foma's version of Xtol.
APX100 in 120 is ok if you can still get it cheap.
PanF just amazing.