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    Film testing & review

    I have tried out as many B/W film I can get and made a film review out of it,located www.facebook.com/adamnorthphoto

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    Interesting!

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    facebook probably isn't the best way to show case your testing, and Australia I hear is an awfully expensive place to buy film. +1 for effort

    any info on cameras/lenses/filters, as well as developers used? They affect image quality very much so, and can attribute to that "flat" quality you mention often.

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    I used most on my leica M6 and a few on the my Nikon F6 on the 35mm , both with a 50mm lens, for 120 my trusty Hasselblad 80mm lens no filters used, I used tmax, d-76 whatever compatible and ilsosol 3 on the ilford films,tmax films with tmax Dev.


    One thing I can say about the ilford developer ilsosol 3 as I have used it for a couple times, I have always used ilfordsol S on my ilford films wherever possible and ilfordsol S was a perfect match with pan F producing beautiful tonal range.I have not used much ilford stuff over the past 10 years, but I can tell you this ilford films are not the same as they used to be , not as user friendly in the darkroom(curly negs, curly film to load onto reel on 120 format and on 35mm the canister is hard to rip off after loading film onto reel) either as it used to be.developing Pan F with ilfordsol S made it a contrasty film, I do not know weather it the developer to blame or the film to blame, but it just not the same as it used to be.
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    Another thing I found that kentmere and ilford pan films are nice films to use expecially the 100 asa ones which is far better than the Ilford FP4
    The kentmere films and Ilford pan films are very hard to get in Australia, I have to order them Internationaly, I would go for the Ilford pan film range and not use the ,fp4 , hp5, xp2 and the delta 35mm & 120 films, as a matter of fact I have not yet got my hands on the pan 100 in 120


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    Quote Originally Posted by anorth View Post
    Another thing I found that kentmere and ilford pan films are nice films to use expecially the 100 asa ones which is far better than the Ilford FP4
    As I have never used the Ilford Pan films, how would you describe the 100 version is "far better" than FP4+? Matter of tonality or grain or contrast, etc?

    Just curious after your opinion.

    Thanks, Sander

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    It would be nice if this site could have a review section, for films, chemistry darkroom equipment and so on, like these:

    http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/ or http://www.pentaxforums.com/camerareviews/

    I think it would be a terrific way to organize the wealth of knowledge this community possess.

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    this link of my photos should help
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2584084&type=1
    on 80-125asa range of films

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    Hm, that page contains one, small, digitized Pan 100 sample. What I meant to know is: how, in your own subjective experience, would you say that Pan 100 is "far better" than FP4+ (to you, personally)? I love to hear different opinions, especially if they go against the general flow.

    This Pan stuff is hard to come by in western Europe. First Call in the UK have it, but it's not that much cheaper than FP4+, and seems to come in 135 only.



 

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