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FAQs - What film to use

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Keywords: film, non_nikon, faq

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Black & white film preferences


Premio Nacional de Fotografía 1957

 The Cuitzeo lake in the state of Michoacan, Mexico



Agfa Pan APX 100 Professional
All purpose film 
Wide exposure latitude 
Very good for flash/strobes
Very fine grain 
High sharpness


To Ilford\'s B&W page Ilford Delta 100
Medium speed
Extremely fine grain
Outstanding sharpness
For pictorial and fine art photography
Great for architecture

© Anthony Suau

Kodax Tri-X 400 Pan (TX)
Excellent gradation & brilliant highlights
Medium contrast
For moderate degree of enlargement
Wide exposure latitude
For action, considered a classic film
Best results when shot at ISO 320

Russo - the last of my Siberian Huskies

To Ilford\'s B&W page Ilford XP2 Super 400 (C-41 process)
Enhanced negative contrast, sharp and fine grain, with very wide exposure latitude
For action and landscapes; printed in color paper renders a sepia tone 
Usually not recommended for portraits

The San Pedro valley

FUJI NEOPAN 1600 Professional
For those needing the speed 
Works very well in terms of grain,
gradation and speed
Best when shot from ISO 400 to 1600
Can be pushed to 3200

© Michele Celentano

KODAK T-MAX P3200 Professional
Film speed is EI 800 to 50,000 pushed
Best results at ISO 3200
Wide exposure latitude
Excellent sharpness, shadow detail
and fine grain
Develop in total darkness


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Originally written on October 29, 2005

Last updated on December 19, 2017

J. Ramon Palacios J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

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Andrew Robinson (asrobbie) on July 6, 2014

Really interesting lists. I'm getting back into film and this will save a lot of trial and error, and cost. Thank you!

Emory Hall (ehall) on January 24, 2013

Will be in this fine article again and again, what a labor of love. thank you Ramon.