Feeling retro

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    I work up feeling really old this morning. So, I bought a film camera off eBay. (Nikon N80) Cheeep, and I’ll use it to teach my grandson black and white film developing. So, since it’s been (mumble) years since I’ve bought black and white film, what’s good out there these days?

    Do they still make Tri-X?


    I think it was kodak tmax that I used when I took photography in college
    Im fairly certain this is the same stuff I used before and it worked well for me then


    In my Photo class (intro to B&W), it was recommended that we use Kodak T-Max, Tri-X or Ilford’s HP5+, FP4, or Delta Series.

    I don’t know what you have in the way of supplies but Ilford makes a “Student Pack” that come with 2 rolls of their HP5+ (a solid 400 speed film) and a 25ct pack of 8×10 paper. This pack cost sonly $2 more than buying the paper alone.


    If you’re looking for cheap film, I’ve had decent results with Arista EDU Ultra from Freestyle: http://www.freestylephoto.biz/e_main.php/

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