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    I find plus-x and fp4 very different in character. I like plus-x very much in 120 in Rodinal. Indeed, in contrasty light-conditions I find it perfect. A bit less dramatic as Tri-x but very correct. In D76 though I find it dull. In 35 mm I prefer fp4, it seems in 35 mm really sharper than plus-x. So just as others said: try both and taste.

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    I don't get the hate on plus-x. Ansel Adams never liked grainy shots anyway. I'd probably say plus-x and tri-x are the punk rock of films. They're rough and grainy, which is a style I like. Ansel liked to shoot mountains, trees, rivers, clouds. I like my alleyways, abandoned barns, broken down cars, etc. so, it's definately a question of style and choice. Plus-x has been my film of choice for about 5 years, but now that it's stopped I'll have to try something else. I've had good results with tmax, although i'd like to give fp4 another rip. Something tells me that they just won't be the same, but photography is about adjusting and changing. You can't sit stagnant forever or you'll never progress. Try all kinds of film and developer combinations and see what works for you and your style.

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    Jordan said:
    "Plus-x has been my film of choice for about 5 years, but now that it's stopped I'll have to try something else."


    Plus-X has been discontinued?? What do you mean by stopped?

    Thankful for clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanstarr View Post
    I don't get the hate on plus-x. Ansel Adams never liked grainy shots anyway. I'd probably say plus-x and tri-x are the punk rock of films. They're rough and grainy, which is a style I like. Ansel liked to shoot mountains, trees, rivers, clouds. I like my alleyways, abandoned barns, broken down cars, etc. so, it's definately a question of style and choice. Plus-x has been my film of choice for about 5 years, but now that it's stopped I'll have to try something else. I've had good results with tmax, although i'd like to give fp4 another rip. Something tells me that they just won't be the same, but photography is about adjusting and changing. You can't sit stagnant forever or you'll never progress. Try all kinds of film and developer combinations and see what works for you and your style.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Jordan said:
    "Plus-x has been my film of choice for about 5 years, but now that it's stopped I'll have to try something else."


    Plus-X has been discontinued?? What do you mean by stopped?

    Thankful for clarification.

    - Thomas
    It has been discontinued in sheet film sizes, and it certainly isn't emphasized in any of the promotional material that refers to the "new" Kodak Black & White films.

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    Yes, it's definately discontinued in sheet sizes is what my local camera store tells me. However, keep in mind this is Canada. We don't have nearly the resources as you guys do down there in the US. In the province of Alberta I can only find one store that has film and they have to "special order" it. I guess you could check the Kodak site for further clarification. When my local stores says "discontinued" it might just be for that store, their supplier or Canadian suppliers. If anyone could clarify further on the status of Plus-x and Tri-x film in Canada I certainly would appreciate it.

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    Find FP4+ and try it in xtol 1+2.

    Really nice.

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    I was just exploring Kodak's site, and there is no indication that Plus-X is discontinued that I saw, FWIW.
    I too would be very disappointed to see Plus-X leave this world, I've been using the stuff forever. I plan to continue using it, despite some recent infactuations with FP4.

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