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    Seeking Advise

    Hello, I haven't shot med format in along time and wish to get back into it for landscape. I know that the images will be enlarged alot so I'm thinking really slow film like the Rollei 25 or Pan F, am I going too slow I know if I could still get it it would be Tech Pan but alas. Oh, sorry I'll be shooting 6x9, making enlargements bigger than 16x20. What other films are out there, I don't have a local photo store any more so your help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I am very satisfied shooting PanF+ with a Hasselblad, which enlarged to 20x24" shows no grain or loss of fidelity.
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    That's what 8+X? Depending on your goals I wouldn't worry about 100 speed film. Others might even suggest faster.

    If you're really worried that that is too big an enlargement shoot 4x5. It's only 4x.

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    Fuji Acros can handle it.

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    Have you looked at the new TMY-400
    I haven't shot any yet but from what I'm hearing it's
    sharpness is pretty awesome. The speed would help
    with wind blown foliage too.

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    Is Ilford SFX200 still available and where? in 120 of course

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    Found the SFX. Thank ya'll for all the comments, keep it coming.

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    Other fine-grain films that spring to mind are Efke/ADOX 25, Kodak T-Max 100, and Ilford Delta 100. I've never shot the T-Max or Delta 100 in MF, though, so I can't comment on them in MF from personal experience. I like T-Max 100 in 35mm, though. My one roll of Efke 25 in MF is very fine-grained, although I've not enlarged it beyond 8x10 inches. It's got a more old-fashioned feel than most other films, which you might or might not like.

    If you're in the US, check out B&H and Freestyle as suppliers; both have big selections of B&W products, including oddballs like Efke.

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    SFX is an interesting film, but it's not especially fine grained, certainly not in comparison to the films mentioned.

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    Why sfx, PBrooks? Do you mean xp2?

    Consider colour slide, agfa scala and/or dr5 development, too.
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