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Does First Photo carry this?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Does anyone carry that anymore?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Whenever I ask for b&w film they always give me Ilford without choice.

Then again I always have to deal with the older fellow and he is always a touch cranky.
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BHphotovideo.com does.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
First Photos may have TX in 35mm. If they don't have it, Ilford HP5+ is a suitable substitute, although with a bit less push latitude. They have neither TX nor HP5+ (at least when I'm ever there) in 120, which drives me nuts.

Jason
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
I ordered two rolls from B&H along with an extra Quick Release plate for my ballhead - 2 day air.

I guess I will be shooting film this week!

Does Black and White film need to be loaded in the dark or is that just for IR film?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
None of the film should actually be exposed when you load it. Unless you got something strange....
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Unless you are buying sheet film, you can load in any lighting you want.
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Cool, thanks
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
So, is this tri-x the same as the old stuff? I was talking to a film nerd and he was complaing about not being able to get tri-x anymore.
Shawn, how much does b&h charge for that film?
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
So. What is enticing you to dabble in with such materials?
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
$3.75 per 36 exposure roll
I think Tri-X has been discontinued in certain sizes/types of film?

A friend had been given a Nikon EM camera with a Nikon F/1.8 50mm lens.
I have read that this camera has a very good meter and yields pretty nice exposures.
I told her I would run some film through it to make sure it worked well.

I have wanted to shoot Black and White film for a while to see what i can come up with.

Maybe a downtown walk is in order?
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"So, is this tri-x the same as the old stuff?"

Tri-X was reformulated 7 or 8 years ago to be compatible with a new coating facility. Some people feel that the new Tri-X isn't as "gritty" as the old one was. I think it's still a pretty darn good film -- possibly the best. Certainly the reference point for "old fashioned" emulsions.

As a point of reference, Tri-X is probably Kodak's best selling true B&W film. When the Kodak film ship sinks, Tri-X will probably be one of the few remaining passengers.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Tri-X (aka TX) hasn't been offered in large format for a long time. Instead they sell Tri-X Professional (aka TXP), which is similar but a bit slower. Normal Tri-X is available in 35mm cartridges, 120 and 100' rolls of 35mm.

Weird twist: this week I will be out shooting a DIGITAL camera quite a bit. So while Shawn is running around shooting film, I'll be shooting digital.

Jason
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Did you buy a digi?
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
If I remember corrctly, the EM is pretty much identical to my FE, except that it doesn't have manual shutter controls or something. If it has the same meter that the FE has, then yes it is very good. I used to night shoot with it in auto mode, and it would never seem to miss. a +-1 autoexposed bracket would always have a keeper in it.

Every shot was a mystery oh how long I'd be hanging around since the meter only showed up to 8 seconds, but if the camera detemrined that 12 minutes was the way to go, it would auto expose for 12 minutes.
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"Every shot was a mystery oh how long I'd be hanging around since the meter only showed up to 8 seconds, but if the camera detemrined that 12 minutes was the way to go, it would auto expose for 12 minutes."

that is awesome.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"Did you buy a digi?"

No, someone lent me a particular camera I wanted to try out.

Jason
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Thanks Jason for the info. Yes, he is kind of a film snob, so Im sure the newer version isnt up to his standards lol. I think I may order a roll or two also, if its as good as everyone keeps saying.
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