b/w

S Tier

  • Eastman Double X 200
    • very old school look, very high contrast, looks like the movies
    • should consider bulk loading this…
  • Ilford HP5
    • fun amounts of grain, moderate contrast, useful in lower light situations
    • way more contrasty and grainy at 1600 which makes it look more Eastman Double X-ish, but with the added benefit of working in lower light situations
  • Kodak TMax Professional 400
    • great all-rounder
    • used to shoot a lot of this in highschool, so nostalgia hits hard

A Tier

  • Fomopan 100 Classic
    • high contrast most of the time
    • looks old school, also cheap
    • much nicer negatives than 200 Creative
  • Ilford XP2 Super
    • very similar to HP5+, but uses C41 development chemicals instead of traditional b/w
    • yields very dark, strange looking negatives
    • works really well pushed to ISO 1600 (+2) just like HP5+
    • worth getting if you can’t get b/w developed easily, or is on sale for less than HP5+, otherwise not really worth it over HP5+
  • Ilford Kentmere KPan 100
    • surprisingly good and smooth while also being cheap, low grain, high contrast
  • Kodak TMax Professional 100
    • super smooth, very low grain

B Tier

  • Fomopan 200 Creative
    • high contrast most of the time
    • looks old school and I dig it, also cheap
    • thin and kinda wonky negatives
  • Ilford Delta Professional 100
    • super smooth, very low grain, a bit greyscale
  • Ilford FP4
    • very low grain, but also pretty low contrast

C Tier

  • Ilford Kentmere KPan 400
    • nowhere near as good contrast-wise as ISO 100 version
    • need to try pushing it, apparently makes it S-tier worthy…
  • Rollei RPX 400
    • not very contrasty

D Tier

  • Kodak Professional P3200
    • very, very grainy
    • very expensive, would rather just use Ilford HP5+ pushed

F Tier

unplaced / need a retry

  • Fujifilm Acros II 100
    • need to shoot again, didn’t work well in Halina 35X as first roll due to mostly indoor + overcast shooting, needed higher ISO film + fix light leak + better understanding of focusing the Halina

colour

S Tier

  • Lomography Color Negative 800
    • extremely useful in lower light situations whilst maintaining good grain aood grain and sharpness
    • expensive, but worth it, especially in bulk packs for traveling

A Tier

  • Fujifilm Fujicolor C200
    • great PNW film for summer time as the greens really shine
  • Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400
  • Kodak Ultramax 400
  • Kodak ColorPlus 200
    • probably better than Ultramax but harder to find
  • Kodak Gold 200
    • great for fall time colours (oranges, yellows), strong saturation which I enjoy

B Tier

C Tier

  • Cinestill 400D
    • hallations not my jam with mid-speed daytime film
  • Lomography Color 100
    • pretty meh for the price
    • probably rebadged Kodak or something, not worth getting again

D Tier

F Tier

unplaced / need a retry

experimental

S Tier

  • Lomography Lomochrome Metropolis
    • a lot of fun to shoot, looks like Soviet Russia

A Tier

  • Lomography Lomochrome Purple
    • pretty interesting color tones
    • works pushed +1 to ISO 800, but ends up making pretty thin negatives, don’t think +2 (1600) would work well

B Tier

C Tier

  • Film Photography Project Retrochrome
    • pretty interesting in interior lighting or darker exteriors, but really not good in low light (very grainy) or direct sunlight (very over-exposed looking and washed out)

D Tier

  • Lomography Lomochrome Turquoise 2021
    • pretty weird, very few photos I’ve taken with this I actually thought were cool

F Tier

unplaced / need a retry