If you could shoot only one Black & White film, what would it be?

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Paul Verizzo

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(Cross posting to the color forum.)

Thinking 35mm, but open to other formats, certainly!

My response would be Ilford XP2 or Kodak TMY-2. Decision might involve developing/printing options.

What say you?
 

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Thread title tweaked :smile:
 

Philippe-Georges

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If only AGFAPAN 400 still existed, but alas, then it became Tri-X, but then the price rose a little too much, now it is Hp5+, all in 120...
 

StepheKoontz

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FP4+ has my vote. I honestly use it 80% of the time even with other choices. It's so easy to shoot, process and is so forgiving.
 

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Ilford Fp4, because it's available in 135, 120 and 9x12 and is a medium speed film. My second choice is HP5 because it's a little faster and also available in those formats. The third choice is Adox CHS 100 II, but you never know when it's available and in which formats.
 

RalphLambrecht

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(Cross posting to the color forum.)

Thinking 35mm, but open to other formats, certainly!

My response would be Ilford XP2 or Kodak TMY-2. Decision might involve developing/printing options.

What say you?

Ilford FP4+
 

Helge

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TMX and Aviphot 80.
Can’t really live without extended red sensitivity or good dynamic extension.
 
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GregY

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FP4+ from 35 - 5x7 & Pyrocat
Such a versatile film.... i always get good results with it.
 
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momus

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I could live w/ just either Tri-X, FP4, Foma 100 & 400, or Delta 100
 

Alan9940

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Many years ago it would have been APX-100 or Tri-X. Nowadays it's FP4+.
 

John Wiegerink

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Like Paul above, TMY2 could get me by just fine. Actually, I shoot much more HP5+ due to cost, and probably could get by just fine with that also.
 
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