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    youmightlikethis
    youmightlikethis e2 Member 121003 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
    18 Apr 2013 - 7:42 PM

    how many brands of 35mm colour film can you remember from the good old days of film. my fav was Agfa ultra 5o a sort of print version of velvia and the there was Konica 50 cant remember name impressa or optica I think and ektar 25 which did not seem to be about for long

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    Pete
    Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Apr 2013 - 8:55 PM

    Having worked in retail (where I sold it in bucket loads) and then as technical editor on a film based magazine ( to review it) I could name loads, but it may just look like used Google to find the answer Wink

    My favourite was Fujicolor 160 NPS

    Last Modified By Pete at 18 Apr 2013 - 8:56 PM
    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314968 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Apr 2013 - 8:59 PM

    Tudor Smile

    Gaucho
    Gaucho e2 Member 122211 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Apr 2013 - 9:02 PM

    Good God. Tudor. Thank you Paul!

    Sooty_1
    Sooty_1 Critique Team 41181 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Apr 2013 - 9:21 PM

    I liked Kodachrome 25 and 64, and for landscapes, Fuji 100 E6, which was nicer pushed two stops to 400 ASA. Then along came Velvia and changed the game completely.

    Colour print (mainly for weddings and portraits/studio) was always Fuji Reala.

    Black and white was usually Ilford (apart from a short dalliance with Kodak T-Max), HP5 and Pan F, and for specialised applications, Kodak Technical Pan (2415?) and occasionally Agfa Scala slide film.

    Konica IR anKodak HIE also used on occasion, then later Ilford XP2.

    Lots of different films for different applications!


    Nick

    whatriveristhis
    whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Apr 2013 - 9:39 PM

    Ektar 1000
    Ektar 100 ( I think, but not sure )
    The various Kodak Ectachromes ( again, "I think"! )
    Wasn't there a Fuji "Neopan"??
    Astia
    Portra

    keith selmes
    18 Apr 2013 - 11:40 PM

    Neopan is B&W. e.g. Acros 100

    Coast
    Coast Critique Team 6798 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom290 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Apr 2013 - 6:34 AM

    Mainly Fuji Reala and Ilford FP4 from memory although I also recall using Kodacolor II for colour prints. Had a little play with Kodax T-max for mono but tended to stick with Ilfords FP4 and HP5.

    I remember the bulk film loaders we had at college and you would frugally run off your own film cassettes with non standrd lengths such as 10 exposures. Using film certainly did make you think that little bit harder on composition and exposure settings before pressing the shutter button.

    Gundog
    Gundog  1624 forum posts Scotland
    19 Apr 2013 - 8:59 AM

    Remember Gratispool?

    When I started there was Kodak and Ilford. Then, in the mid-1950s, along came Gevaert and Agfa (seperately). Can't remember being aware of Fuji until the 1960s. The late appearance of the German brands in UK might have been a result of the same import controls that made Leica and Rollei cameras unobtainable (legally) for a while.


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    keith selmes
    19 Apr 2013 - 9:23 AM


    Quote: Remember Gratispool?

    yes indeed. brings back childhood memories. still got the negs.

    Don't buy film.
    Gratispool means free films.

    Many of the films being mentioned are still in daily use, but Gratispool is a piece of history.

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Apr 2013 - 12:01 PM

    Pretty sure I've used Ansco and 3M in the very distant past. Both dead as dodos now.

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