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Old 10-17-2013   #11
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Lately I've been getting ProMax100 B&W from Lauder 10 rolls for 27.00 free shipping. I've been impressed with it.
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Old 10-18-2013   #12
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I use T-Max film for B&W.
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Old 10-19-2013   #13
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Other than the mentioned ProMax I'm very partial to Ilford Delta.
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B/W: Kodak BW400CN
Color: Ektar
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It seems like these days, favorite films are in the categories of "Love them while they're here cause who knows where they may not be tomorrow." I'm impressed with the stock of Ilford these days. For b&w I've liked Pan F for a long time in different formats, Fuji Acros too and of course Tri-X but at ISO 250 and processed in T-Max RS developer.

For color, Ektar at ISO 100 and for E-6 I like Provia because it responds well to a bit of warming or cooling as necessary vs. Velvia because Provia isn't as saturated and it's easier for commercial printers to work with these days.

I'm also going to start experimenting with Agfa/Rollei and see if their 200 ISO E-6 is as good or nearly as good as the Agfa Optima 100 which was fantastic film right out of the box. I also want to get into trying some of their Crossbird C-41 and try some cross-processing.

All the film I mentioned is available at B&H and their prices are pretty reasonable even these days.
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All Kodak for me (bred into me - born and raised in Rochester, NY)

When I shoot film, I shoot 35mm and MF.

B&W - Kodak TMax 400
Color Negative - Ektar 100 (135) and Portra 160 (120)
Color Slide - Ektachrome 100

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Hey Matt ! What flavor Ektachrome are you shooting? EPP or EPR 100 perhaps? If so, is it fresh stuff or frozen (sounds like I'm buying smoked salmon. LOL !) Last year Kodak disco'd three additional Ektachromes and I thought that was the end of it.
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Hey Matt ! What flavor Ektachrome are you shooting? EPP or EPR 100 perhaps? If so, is it fresh stuff or frozen (sounds like I'm buying smoked salmon. LOL !) Last year Kodak disco'd three additional Ektachromes and I thought that was the end of it.
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Hey Mark - VS for 35mm, G for 120. Got it a little less than a year ago from B&H, so not "preserved" for long. Curious to see what the Kodak Pension Fund does with the film unit now.
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Old 11-14-2013   #19
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B&W - Agfapan 400 developed in Rodinol.
Color Neg - Kodak Portra 160
Slide - Kodachrome for 35mm Ektachrome for larger.

Back in the day I loved Kodak Super XX. Nice thick emulsion that allowed for special Zone System development techniques like water bath.
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For Rangefinder:
TMax400 in Xtol/Rodinol combination, especially if pushed
Porta 400 shot at 640
For SLR:
Delta 3200 using Xtol
Kodachrome (sighs wistfully) and now Ektachrome


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