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    I like this film. I have not had a problem with grain, 645 to a 16x20. 8x10 is never an issue with grain. I've not done any expansion so I can not commit on that. I put it upp against the JandC 200 and it wasn't even close to the same processing times. But both still very good film.

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    Bergger

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyK
    hi

    I'm a large format newbie, and browsing for film, I found the BPF-200 film:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

    can someone please help me with details about this film? is it any good?

    thanks

    roy
    [FONT=Garamond][SIZE=3][COLOR=Red]I found by comparing, that Bergger is not quite exactly Forte 200. Both processed @ the same time, of the same subjects, using a Rolleiflex w/Planar lens. I processed 2 rolls in HC-110 and 2 in Rodinal. Both were very good, with differeing tonal ranges. Compared also with Contax G of the same, and results similar. I can't say for 100% certainty that they are the same films, but the cost of Bergger just doesn't make it worth the extra $$.

    I haven't used the J&C films, they are the same as Fotoimpex in Berlin. Will try it when I go to Germany early next year.[/COLOR][/SIZE].[/FONT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleijoe
    [FONT=Garamond][SIZE=3][COLOR=Red]I found by comparing, that Bergger is not quite exactly Forte 200. Both processed @ the same time, of the same subjects, using a Rolleiflex w/Planar lens. I processed 2 rolls in HC-110 and 2 in Rodinal. Both were very good, with differeing tonal ranges. Compared also with Contax G of the same, and results similar. I can't say for 100% certainty that they are the same films, but the cost of Bergger just doesn't make it worth the extra $$.

    I haven't used the J&C films, they are the same as Fotoimpex in Berlin. Will try it when I go to Germany early next year.[/COLOR][/SIZE].[/FONT]

    All you are seeing is batch to batch variations and the effects of time on the film. Name Brand A from batch X which is 2 years old will look different than Name Brand B from Batch Y which is fresh off the coating line. Both brands are the same film produced at different times. There is also a lot of Brand C out there that has sat on master rolls outside of Forte for 2+ years and then gets cut and labeled by third parties with a 3 year expiration date starting from the cut date and not the production date. This will look even more different and make you think it's a totally different film.
    www.jandcphoto.com

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