Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Top 10 Black & White Films for Camera

    APX (25) is very fine-grained and very sharp, as befits a slow film. It also offers wide exposure latitude, unusual in a slow film, along with excellent highlight separation.
    Texh Pan (ISO 25) is the sharpest, finest-grained pictorial film readily available in 35 cassetes. Develop it in Kodak D-19 developer, and you get very high-contrast negatives.

  • KODAK T-MAX 100
    The T-Max films reap the full benefits of the T-Grains, more film speed with less grain. Along with its superb image quality, T-Max 100 produces a beautiful range of tones, has excellent exposure latitude and is very responsive to changes in development for contrast control.

    The newer and slower of Ilford's Delta films, 100 Delta (ISO 100) is a fine choice for pictorial choice and fine-art photography, where detail and sparkle are important in photograph.

  • AGFA SCALA 200
    Scala 200 is a black and white transparency film that yields beautiful continous-tone positive images for projection or reproduction.

  • ILFORD XP2 400
    XP2 is a unique black and white film: it is processed in standard C-41 color negative film chemicalsand produces black and white dye negatives that contain no metalic silver. Image quality is excellent. The grain is extremely fine, the sharpness great and tonal range lovely.

  • KODAK T-MAX 400
    T-Max 400 has the sharpness and grain of a film one-third its speed: It's sharper and finer-grained than ISO 25 Kodak Plus-X. It yields beautiful images with a full range of tones.

    It's noticeably grainier than the newer ISO 400 films, and actually not quite as fast, but it offers to major benefits: It produces a beautiful tonal range, and it is very forgiving in both exposure and processing.

  • KODAK T-MAX P3200
    T-Max P3200 is the fastest black and white film. You can expose it at speeds of 800-3200 for pictorial purposes and push it to EI 6400-12500 for low light work. We've even rated it at EI 25000-50000 for surveillance photography, where subjet identification is more important than pictorial quality.

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