Kodak Select B&W or T400CN

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I just want to know what's the difference between the T400 CN and the Kodak Select Black&White film? They are both processed on C41 and both are asa 400. Are there specific use for each film?


-- Michael (mm071799@attcanada.ca), May 09, 2001


Kodak 'select' 400+ B&W film is more heavily masked than T400CN, and has a lot more contrast. It's very much engineered for colour minilab printing, and conventional printing onto real B&W paper won't be easy due to the heavy (and unnecesary) masking.
Select 400+ is aimed squarely at the amateur market, while T400CN is Kodaks professional chromogenic film.

-- Pete Andrews (p.l.andrews@bham.ac.uk), May 10, 2001.

The depth of the orange mask on Select B+W seems to interfere with variable contrast printing filters, requiring very contrasty filtration and long printing times.

-- John O'Connell (boywonderiloveyou@hotmail.com), May 10, 2001.

There is a new BW Kodak Portra film that uses C41. Would be interesting to try. Moreover, there is new Kodak RA-4 BW paper.

-- Boris Krivoruk (boris_krivoruk@ams.com), May 11, 2001.

Boris, I've read that the new PORTA B&W is more like the consumer B&W+, which is made to be printed RA-4.


-- Johnny Motown (johnny.motown@att.net), May 14, 2001.

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