Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
Fuji Superia, Kodak Gold, any of the pro films. Labs?

For B&W Ilford Delta 400 and Kodak TMax 400 are great. Ilford has their own lab in the UK for B&W.

As to shooting and metering, I'd suggest using a nice incident meter and shooting at box speed. Takes the guess work out of the equation.
This is indeed very good suggestion. Shooting at box speed with incident meter reading.