I think when I first was looking into shooting bulk rolls for the intermediate photo class Tri-X in 100ft rolls were going for around $125 which made it cheaper to shoot regular 36exp rolls. I don’t know exactly when that changed but I’m happy to see it! Every online retailer I’ve looked at so far is asking $76.5 for a 100ft bulk roll of Tri-X!
It’s almost enough to make me get a darkroom set up! I’m in the process of finishing my photography minor with a 3D studio class, but if I take another photo class before I graduate you can bet I’ll take advantage of this!
I used a roll of the AGFAPhoto-branded Fuji Provia, it seems to be what it’s for these days. The Spotmatic is metering well, for the most part! I noticed that for some reason when I focused the lens one way, it metered one way and when I focused the other direction the meter read overexposed by a stop. I had Cameraworks tighten a few things up and now it’s not doing this. These are some of my favorite shots off that roll of film, that are well-exposed (and I feel better now that the lens works properly).
…At least the lens did work properly when I originally wrote this…it’s back to its old tricks now, so I guess the 1.8/55 could use a CLA too.