35mm film choices

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 6853 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Just wondering what people's preferences are for 35 mm film? I'll be stocking up shortly and would love to know what you photographers out there prefer using.. I'll probably get a couple of rolls of black and white as well as a few colour (possibly professional).


2. Posted by AainaalyaA (Full Member 30 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

ilford if i can get my hands on them
otherwise it'd be plain kodak
i normally would pack more b+w say 80 percent of it, and 20 percent color (usu. professional)

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6853 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I ended up using 2 rolls of Fuji Velvia for my last trip. They have turned out beautifully and I would certianly recommend it if you are after some nice rich colourful pictures. The problem is the prohibitive price - it has cost me AUD $40 per roll of film including developing and mounting. I decided to just shoot everything colour in the end and if I want to make a shot black and white, I'll just do that in Photoshop! The only problem with Velvia is that it is a transparency film, so I now have to find a slide scanner to use

AA, have you used the Kodak B&W film that can be processed using normal colour developers? I've used them once, and although it is a lot cheaper, I found that the contrast wasn't as good and the b&w tended to come out with a hue. I'd love to get a dark room set up one day to really be able to do b&w stuff properly :)


4. Posted by Barney (Budding Member 10 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

For Slide film I use Sensia or Velvia, and for Prints I like to Use Fuji Reala for the colors it produces, when i got back from my last trip I brought over a thousand photos home, my prints are all in albums but I havent done anything with my slides yet.. hard decision what to use for me but i think for my personal phots I will stick to print in the future.


5. Posted by mitjamitja (Budding Member 8 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I was using Fuji sensia mostly, recently i used Velvia. I think Velvia is awesome for landscapes, nature, but it can be awfully unpredictible with other subjects, especially people, especially white people. Because it has very saturated colors, it makes every pimple, or red spot on skin fall out too much. Since i like having an all-purpose film for my travels i was thinking of Fuji Provia 100, which is pro version of Sensia. What do u think?

6. Posted by DevonTom (Full Member 20 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


I've not used the Kodak B&W film that can be put through colour processing (C41), but I have used Ilford XP2, which is their equivalent. I was very impressed with it, there was no discolouration/unexpected hues, but the pics might have been just a touch more contrasty than I was expecting...but then again, they would be as I think I was using some filters, i can't quite remember...!

Sorry, not all that much help....


7. Posted by als7 (Budding Member 10 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

My preferences are
Provia 100 for color
Kodak Tri-X (a little more contrast and grain, 400 ISO) or Iford- Delta 100 for B&W


8. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

My first choice is fuji 400press and for black and with the kodak 400tcn (that can be develpt in a color machine)

But these days i use my 10D 99% of the time