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Well that's my question answered for me..

Postby Alastair Moore » 29 Mar 2015, 14:22

I was just going to ask if anyone could point me to a source of T-Max 400 at 8x10 as I couldn't find it for sale anywhere locally (Australia locally not Darwin locally). It's no longer made in 8x10 size. Ilford from now on for me.

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Re: Well that's my question answered for me..

Postby Lachlan717 » 29 Mar 2015, 18:27

Nothing at all wrong with HP5+

And Ilford supports the ongoing use of film significantly more than Kodak.

Just a pity that Delta 400 isn't available in 8x10...

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Postby Alastair Moore » 29 Mar 2015, 23:23

Yeah, I'm going to use HP5 for my fast film and probably FP4 for my daily film. I'll probably grab some Delta 100 and see how that compares with FP4. Good bye Kodak, it's been fun!

That said, I've realised I've still got 50 sheets of Tri X 320 in an unopened box. I'll just use that with my pinhole camera.

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Postby Warmtone » 20 Aug 2015, 17:52

If you check B&H they have Both TMax 400 and Delta 100 for in stock.

Kodak TMax 400 is much more expensive at $103.50 for 10 sheets
Ilford Delta is a mere $109 for 25 sheets which is good value on today's market. FP4 has a similar price.

But of course we have a lousy exchange rate......(!)

The killer with B&H is postage for small orders but if we could bulk order it would save heaps.

Anyone interested in placing an order for a couple of boxes?

Brian

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Postby Lachlan717 » 21 Aug 2015, 08:39

To be honest, Brian, I won't support Kodak over Ilford.

There are arguments as to the difference in image quality between TMax and HP5+; however, I don't see any in 4x5.

And, as I wrote, as long as Ilford keeps running the ULF programme each year, I'll support them. Kodak's hubris, especially in proving, is a killer for me.

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Re: Well that's my question answered for me..

Postby Warmtone » 22 Aug 2015, 22:05

Hi Lachlan I wasn't pushing Kodak over Ilford, I was simply advising that both these films in 8X 10 can be purchased from B&H for those who might be interested.

I also generally buy Ilford film as they have shown a solid commitment to support analogue photography and maintaining LF film - and at a much more affordable price than Kodak who now expect photographers to pay over US$10 a sheet for 8X10 - more than double the Ilford price.

For printing I use Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk in my Epson 3880 which gives superb results.

But I don't want to Kodak vanish either and I still regularly use TRI-X in Pyrocat HD (4X5) which in my opinion has a wonderful and unique tonal characteristics. It is also surprisingly sharp for an "old world" film.

I have never liked TMAX 100 in any of the developers I have tried, I much prefer the tonality of FP4 in Pyrocat HD. TMax 400 is another story and I have found it to be very good - but now too expensive in 8X10.

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Postby Alastair Moore » 25 Jan 2016, 14:54

So that's that then. My last sheet of 8x10 TMax 400. Next order of film will be a box of 8x10 Ilford FP4.

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Re: Well that's my question answered for me..

Postby Walter Glover » 26 Jan 2016, 03:35

Alastair,

When I was shooting 8x10 I was shooting primarily for contact printing on silver bromide paper and found that I actually preferred the tonality of HP5+ over FP4+. It had a gentler shape in the curve.

If you have run out of film it is a shame that we have not being treated to seeing what you have been doing of late. Are you back in Sydney yet?
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Postby Alastair Moore » 28 Jan 2016, 12:24

Hi Walter,

I am back in Sydney! I'm finally about settled and so have a mass of negative scans to do and am slowly but surely getting out with my camera again.

I am certainly going to get HP5+ into my quiver of films - I'll settle on HP5+ and either FP4+ or Delta 100 for my slower film but most likely FP4.

We should catch up for a session sometime and see if we get hassled by perturbed home owners again!


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