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View Poll Results: How many B&W emulsions do you use for personal stuff?
1 19 19.39%
2 30 30.61%
3 23 23.47%
4 15 15.31%
5+ 11 11.22%
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Old 08-28-2016   #41
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Just the one as I like to be consistent. HP5+ @ ei200 developed in HC-110 dilution H
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Old 08-29-2016   #42
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HP5 (400/800/1600/3200) covers nearly all my bases.

I rotate in different 100 speed emulsions, currently it's Tmax 100.
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Old 09-08-2016   #43
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Usually I use Delta 400 for most things but I also use Tmx 100 and Tmy 400 on occasion. - jim
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Old 09-08-2016   #44
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Double-X mostly. Delta 400 sometimes. Tri-X when I need a push.
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Old 09-08-2016   #45
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35mm - slow: APX100 or Rollei Retro 100
medium: Arista Legacy Pro 400 or Neopan 400
(both from the deep freeze, long may they last)

120: slow: APX100 (dwindling stock)
medium: Tri-X
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I keep coming back to Tri-X. I also still use Fomapan 200. If Plus X was still being made, that would be my second emulsion.

Also, if HIE were still made, that would be my third emulsion
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Old 09-08-2016   #47
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TX for 35mm and 120, HP5 Plus for sheet film. Have also been using some XP2 Super in 35mm recently.
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Old 09-11-2016   #48
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If Plus X was still being made, that would be my second emulsion.
Please don't mention Plus X, it makes me sad
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Old 09-11-2016   #49
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I use three for greater than 90% of my work

Tri-X for 35/120 at box speed and pushed
Hp5+ in 120 since I still have some left and a really nice development regime and tonality
Acros in 35/120

Using Diafine for tri-x and acros, using my remaining ilfosol 3 on ho5+
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Curious as to how many B&W emulsions you typically (>90%) use for personal work? I typically just use one, Fomapan 400 in their LQN developer.

Please post and let us know why. Do you use one fast and one slow film? Different films for different styles/projects/formats?
What's the advantage of LQN as opposed to XTOL with Fomapan 400?

Tri-X has been my go to film. Tried T-MAX 100 and 400, of the two 100 is better.

Now onto Fomapan 200 and 400.

Rollei Retro 80s.
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What's the advantage of LQN as opposed to XTOL with Fomapan 400?

Tri-X has been my go to film. Tried T-MAX 100 and 400, of the two 100 is better.

Now onto Fomapan 200 and 400.

Rollei Retro 80s.
The advantage of LQN over XTOL is that I can easily and reliably get it from the same place I buy my film from . I'd just as likely use XTOL or anything else really, but LQN is the easiest for me at present. I get my times from the Fomapan 400 data sheet; 7 min at EI 250 at 20 deg.

I'd use Tri-X just as well, but it cost 3x the price of Fomapan here, I wasn't a fan of the T-Max flims, a bit too digital for me.
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FP4 all day every day, occasionally HP5 pushed to 800 ASA in low-light conditions.
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Old 09-19-2016   #53
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Just one, HP5+

It's a sweet spot speed for medium format..
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Old 09-19-2016   #54
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3 , I think

Fuji Neopan 400.. for almost all my 135 bw works
a bit worry about discontinuation .. but manage to keep +/- 150 rolls in my freezer for future use

Rollei RPX 400 .. esp for almost everything in 120

FP4 125 ... for special purpose ... or sometimes acros 100

I give up Kodak already
since they screw me 3 times big times in an important project.. both Tmax and TriX


and the developer : 80-90 percent is Rodinal... the rest : Microphen or Perceptol

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