Films and Film Loading


Most black-and-white, color negative, and color transparency films made for medium format cameras are identical to those made for 35 mm cameras. They are also processed in the same fashion. Thus, for those photographers who have previously worked in the smaller format and are changing to medium format, selecting film is simple. In most cases, the film that you would use in the 35 mm camera is also the logical choice in medium format roll film.

Photographers who frequently work in low light situations with lens apertures of f/1.4 or f/2 on their 35 mm cameras may be better off switching to a faster medium format film if such exists. The reason is that medium format lenses are slower, and a faster ...

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