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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 list

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Sharpest and virtually no grain
Low latitude. Use tripod
ILFORD PAN F PLUS 50 Ultrafine grain and excellent sharpness
Use a tripod
AGFAPAN APX 100 Excellent image quality
and tonal range
FORTEPAN 100 Wide exposure latitude
For mixed lighting
FUJI NEOPAN ACROS 100 Very good graduation, very sharp
Very fine grain
ILFORD DELTA 100 PROFESSIONAL Exceptional fine grain
Tremendous sharpness
ILFORD PAN 100 Outstanding tonal rendition
Fine grain and high contrast & sharpness
KODAK T-MAX 100 Very good grain and resolution
Also for B&W slides
ILFORD FP4 PLUS 125 Widest latitude. Fine grain & sharpness
for conventional technology
KODAK PLUS-X 125 A veteran mid range
With wide latitude
AGFAPAN APX 200 S PROFESSIONAL Heightened sensitivity to the red
For dramatic clouds
FORTEPAN 200 More grainy and less sharp
than the slower Fortepan 100
ILFORD SFX 200 Almost infrared
Better results with a red filter
AGFAPAN APX 400 Another veteran
Sharper than Kodak's Tri-X
AGFAPAN APX 400 S PROFESSIONAL Very sensitive to the red
A popular film for surveilance
FORTEPAN 400 Good for high contrast
Wide latitude
FUJI NEOPAN 400 PROFESSIONAL Can be pushed up to ISO 3200
General purpose
ILFORD HP5 400 PLUS Like the film above
Minor differences
ILFORD DELTA 400 PROFESSIONAL Splendid detail, great shadows.
Looks like an ISO 100 film
ILFORD PAN 400 Fine grain for its speed, great tonal rendition high contrast and sharpness
ILFORD XP2 SUPER 400 B&W in color (C-41) processing
Great (sepia) image quality
KODAK BLACK & WHITE + 400 Another C-41 processing film
To be printed on B&W paper
KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400BW One more C-41 processing film
Can be printed on color papers
KODAK TRI-X 400 A classsic. Splendid tonality.
IMHO, best results at ISO 320
KODAK T-MAX 400 Good latitude
General purpose film
KODAK T-MAX T400 CN Another C-41 processing film
For printing on B&W paper
KONICA MONOCHROME VX400 Like the film above
High quality
FUJI NEOPAN 1600 PROFESSIONAL Excellent grain and sharpness
for its speed
Pushable to 3200
KODAK T-MAX P3200 Pushable up to ISO 50,000
Works best from 3200 to 6400
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Originally written on October 29, 2005

Last updated on December 19, 2017

J. Ramon Palacios J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources

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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.