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    Thank you all for your input.

    I have decided to shoot TRI-X and develope it in HC110 1/62 from concentrate and agitate 15 secs/ 2 minutes.

    Thanks again!
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    XP2 /T400cn are vg (prefer tonality of XP2 ). Portra 400bw should be good too (but I'm seriously tempted to boycott Kodak after they scrapped Verichrome and Ektalure).
    I'll be largely sticking to Forte100 & Agfapan 400 (120) & Forte 200 (sheet) devved in PMK (the finest developer available to humanity). Nothing beats a tanning/staining developer for all round use (faster, old tech films work best) but others have their uses for particular applications (eg with Delta 3200). Anyway the main thing is not to keep chopping & changing. Doesn't hurt to try other combos from time to time though.

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    I say pay attention to the quality of light. I am fond of the John Sexton style of light. That open shade works for me I think best. Place the skin on zone VI or low zone VII and develop normally.

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    In 120 apx 100 rated at EI: 50 developed in rodinal 1:50 for 10 mins at 22 degrees. No pre rinse, 30 secs initial agitation then 4 gentle agitations per minute. This is really nice for portraits from my hasselblad.

    The new tri-x also works well with this treatment but with an 8 minute process time.

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    I like portraits with the grain of Tri-X and Rodinal 1+50 when shooting in available light. In studio with flash I use Ilford Delta 100 in Rodinal 1+50.

    Morten

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    If you are photographing men and if the film is available Tri-x Ortho can be wonderful Trix-Professional with green filtration can be extremely effective for men. For women Technical Pan without filtration or for special effect with red filtration can be wonderful if available. Tech Pan not only is extremely sharp but also the extended red sensitivity does wonders to make pimples, nicks freckles etc dissappear.

    However, the most important thing you can do is to work with something that you well understand.

    I believe that generally the most important part of portraiture is the subject's expession....10 times more important than the difference between 2 equally good films I will conjecture.

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