Black and White Film
Posted 06 July 2003 - 09:05 AM
I bought some TX 400 film recently expecting nice pictures, but the texture was as rough as the sand on the beach. Not really knowing too much about different types of B/W film, I assume this is intended in the TX 400
Has any one got any advice on what film to use to get a smooth texture, and to get shades of grey rahter than just black or white.
Posted 06 July 2003 - 12:30 PM
Posted 06 July 2003 - 10:03 PM
Posted 06 July 2003 - 10:41 PM
ASA400 is going to be a lot more grainy than say 125.
Or just go for it and work with the grain to make gritty dramatic images.
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Posted 07 July 2003 - 02:07 AM
Try some T-Max film 100 speed. The output quality will also be controlled by the processing lab, so choose a good B&W lab.
Kodak TMax info
I used to use Ilford Pan, but never underwater. It's probably a little too contrasty, but the lack of grain was wonderful.
Posted 08 July 2003 - 05:49 AM
Posted 09 July 2003 - 12:04 AM
Posted 17 August 2003 - 07:25 PM
Also, can you notice the granularity of the 200 ASA ? I found with colour tranperencies projected images are not so bad, but when you scan them the "softness" shows ...