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Bo_Dez

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Film!
« on: February 26, 2018, 11:03:00 am »

I'm glad to see film hanging in there and getting stronger again.

Kodak just announced the re-release of T-Max 3200, a bit of a fave for me.

And I just read that in 2005 B+H sold, probably rarely, used Hasselblads complete for $400 and now they are selling very well at $1500.

Contax 645's and Leica's continue to sky rocket too.

Film is never going to get back to where it was but it's so great to see it doing well again and hanging in there for new generations to enjoy and hopefully for many more to come.

It's so nice to see it being appreciated and valued as something special and for the artistry it continues to inspire.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 11:17:05 am »

Hear-hear! Well said!

Since you mentioned the TMax 3200, how is it different compared to the Delta 3200 from Ilford? I have only tried the latter once; shot it at box speed with mediocre results. I am currently shooting a roll @1600 ISO instead.

Also, I would be really interested if anyone would share any experience and comments re. the Ferrania P30. What would you recommend it for, if anything particular? It is a film I know I’ll try at some point.

All the best,

Peter


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Re: Film!
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 04:00:44 pm »

Tmax 3200 35mm is something like ISO100,000~200,000 on a D5. ;)

Cheers,
Bernard
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Re: Film!
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 04:32:42 pm »

Back in the day I prefered Delta 3200 over the TMax equivalent. I found all the TMaxes pretty finicky in terms of development, whereas I could do stupid things with the Ilford Deltas—like forget to set the timer while agitating/resting—and still guesstimate a decent result. When I got things right, though, I liked the TMax look well enough.

I still shoot rolls of HP5+ every so often, and lately have been having some fun with Lomo 800 color neg. I'll probably give the new TMax a spin too. Same with the new Ektachrome.

-Dave-
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Bo_Dez

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Re: Film!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 03:49:55 am »

While Ilford Delta 3200 is technically "better". I prefer the look and tonality of TMax. You don't shoot Tmax 3200 for it's superior performance  ;D

I'm not even going to compare shooting TMax 3200 with a digital camera of any kind for the same reason.

Digital has its place in the world but I just like film, for the way it looks and for the shooting experience which is completely different state of mind.

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Re: Film!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 04:00:19 pm »

TMax 3200 has very pleasing grain IMO, and lots of it (when exposed at 3200).  :)

-Dave-
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