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    iso 400 fine grain film

    My favourite cobination of film and developer is Acros and Rodinal which i use extensively. When I want more speed I have used HP5 amd some XP2.
    However do you have any reccomendations for a iso 400 film and developer combination that gives results similar (clearly it will not be the same) as Acros. I use 120 and some 35mm
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    ps. as i Don't use a lot of film at this speed It would be nive if the developer had the keeping properties of Rodinal!

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    I use Tri-X 400 and Gamma Plus and I get really nice results.
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    Tmax 400. Probably the finest grained ISO 400 film out there. But XP2 Super is even finer grained, but mostly lower in contrast as you have less control with C41 film than you do with traditional b&w film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Tmax 400. Probably the finest grained ISO 400 film out there.
    Yep. It won't really look like Acros however. Acros IIRC is not a fully panchromatic film, so it favors blues over reds. It may be that you can use a filter and pull the look closer to Acros, but if you do that you end up loosing some of the shutter speed you wanted from a 400 speed film in the first place. So IDK.
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    Attached is the spectral response of Tmax 400 and Acros. Pretty similar in my opinion.
    Both are taken from Fuji's and Kodak's spec sheets. The one on the left is Acros.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Watson View Post
    Yep. It won't really look like Acros however. Acros IIRC is not a fully panchromatic film, so it favors blues over reds. It may be that you can use a filter and pull the look closer to Acros, but if you do that you end up loosing some of the shutter speed you wanted from a 400 speed film in the first place. So IDK.
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    Delta 400 is pretty good too. I was shooting Tmax 400 in 120 but just can't find Kodak films in many stores now so have switched back to Ilford.

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    I like to use T-Max 400.

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    T-Max 400 is my 'staple' B&W film.
    I'm rather unadventurous in my choice of developer: T-Max also.
    Like it a lot.

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    Another Vote for TMY

    No question in my mind on the grain issue--Kodak TMY in XTOL. I've not used Acros, so don't know how it compares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Attached is the spectral response of Tmax 400 and Acros. Pretty similar in my opinion.
    Both are taken from Fuji's and Kodak's spec sheets. The one on the left is Acros.
    Interesting. It would appear that I've been misinformed. Again. :rolleyes:
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