I second that. If the meter on your FM works, you needn't bother with "forgiving" films, your exposures will be correct. BW400CN is an excellent film which your local labs can develop without screwing it up. I like Tri-X myself, but I do my own developing. If you end up shooting a lot, you should try developing your own film, it's not expensive to get started, you will get consistent results, and, once you have the basic equipment, the cost is very low. You can get everything you need for $50 if you shop around, including the chemicals.
Originally Posted by kivis