I've never had to deal with these issues [...] My advice to travellers would be to, either (a) develop the film at a trusted local lab as soon after exposure as is practical, or (b) send the film "home" for storage/processing. I don't recommend carrying around exposed film for any length of time[/quote:94309da64b]
That makes sense, it does make it a nuisance for long distance travelling though as; if 35mm wasn't an expensive enough hobby ([i:94309da64b]unless[/i:94309da64b] one has or has access to a dark room) but the added cost of film and it's developing [b:94309da64b]or[/b:94309da64b] the postage to send it back "home" - seem to be a very big negative in my opinion (for [i:94309da64b]non professional[/i:94309da64b] photographers like myself) regardless of the superb quality they guarantee, and of course that beautiful feel when you snap a shot and manually have to set up the next one ... just in case anything does catch your eye and you have to be quick on the trigger.
If you liked what I did with the Kodak BW400 â then you're just gonna [i:94309da64b]love[/i:94309da64b] Ilford's equivalent, the XP2-Super 400
. This stuff is seriously beautiful: smooth, creamy whites and rich, deep blacks. [/quote:94309da64b]
Oh...It's from Kodak, that's why I couldn't find any .. I was asking for it under Ilford's name ...
The XP2-Super 400
that's what I've been using!
It's C41 so there's no trouble developing it, as it can be done in the same machines that develop color (I'm sure you're well aware of this though) and yes! it's picture is [b:94309da64b]superb[/b:94309da64b] and not too expensive, â¬6 I was quoted in a shop today, where I was paying seven poinds in England (well worth it either way) - but I decided I'm not bringing my 35mm. I'm tight on space and as much as I hate leaving it behind, for this trip my digital one does the job just as well (that's probably an over-statement, takes good photos for being a ten pound piece of crap though.
)and isn't as bulky nor expensive (in the long run) as my 35mm - [i:94309da64b] It shall be missed though![/i:94309da64b]
Must run though - I head out tomorrow!