Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/04/06

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Subject: [Leica] film choice
From: enitka at (Ernest Nitka)
Date: Tue Apr 6 14:04:24 2004
References: <> <022201c41c18$89ed2730$ce771a41@leaetrg64tja2w>

lea - was there anything that you get with Delta 400 that you disliked 
with HP5+ ?

On Apr 6, 2004, at 4:48 PM, lea wrote:

> I'm a loooong time Delta 400 Pro user (switched from HP5+ quite some
> time ago) and I've been veryhappy with it. Good grain, good latitude,
> good film. FYI, I process in DDX as recommended and have not had a bit
> of trouble getting good negs.
> Happy travels,
> Lea
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "allan yates" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 2:33 PM
> Subject: [Leica] film choice
>> Hi, LUGers -
>> I would appreciate your thoughts on film choice for the following
> application.  I will be going to Europe this summer and will be using 
> my
> MP and 28, 50 and 90mm lenses pretty much exclusively for street type
> photography.  I want to capture people in their native environment, 
> some
> streetscapes, and will  possibly do a bit of landscape work with my
> Leica gear.  I do not use flash, but will use a tripod when needed.
>> I am thinking of using either Ilford Delta 100 pro, Delta 400 pro, or
> Kodak Tri-X.  My concern with Tri-X is whether or not it will reproduce
> good blacks.  It seems to have great exposure latitude, but comes up a
> bit short on black reproduction.  Delta 100 seems to be higher contrast
> than Tri-X and would be a good choice for making large prints as it is
> fine grained.  I have read the reviews (all positive) of Delta 400, but
> haven't used it personally.
>> Any thoughts on these three films would be greatly appreciated, as
> would your recommendations.
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