A&P b&w film

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  1. lemans23

    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    whats everyone's favorite b&w film? i'm looking to get some cause my camera shop can't develop my ilford which is "true b&w"
     
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    I use Ilford HP5 but I develop it in our lab at school so I have no problems there. Ilford also makes a color process black and white, called XP2 which any one-hour lab should be able to process. It's 36 exp. and around $5-6 a roll, not sure how it does compared to other color process black and white since I haven't really used anything else.
     
  3. TheEvil1

    TheEvil1 Hell is other people OT Supporter

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    kodak makes a B&W film that can be processed by most people because it uses the c41 procerss, IIRC you can get it at like walmart or any place that sells film
     
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    T-Max or Tri-X
     
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    Ilford xp-2 is 3 bucks for a 36ex roll, and it's made to be used in a b&w darkroom.
    Kodak porta 400 bw is made to be used in a color darkroom, I'm not sure of the cost. It has a finer grain than the Ilford.
    Kodak b&w 400 is about 5 bucks for a 36ex roll, but I've never used this kind.
     
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    it uses C41 processing, doesnt that mean its fine to be processed in any color lab?
     
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    shangrilarcadia A lady

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    C41 is developed as color film, but you can take the negatives and print them yourself in a b/w darkroom
     
  8. ej25power

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    c41 means it HAS to be processed in a color lab, but the xp2 film itself does not have the orange layer that color film has, so you make prints in the bw dark room
     
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    ah, i gotcha. Didn't know that. :cool:
     
  10. barnold999

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    well you can develop B&W film in C41... but hehe... no... well you can develop C41 in B&W chemicals also... but even more hehe
     

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