A new online film store opened up recently at Analogue Wonderland which as a film shooter I was keen to support.
I bought a varied selection of films some of which I have never used before … this roll of JCH Pan Street 400 being one of them.
I have seen loads of images online of how this film looks and I loved them so I was looking forward to seeing what I could capture.
As you know I develop my own film and when using B&W I use the Massive Dev app on my iPad to get the dilutions and developing times.
For the developers that I had to hand that were featured in the app database I used Rodinal at 1+25 dilution for 11.30 minutes which was 1 minute over compared to the app because somehow I managed to shoot most of the roll with my OM2S set to 1000 iso.
I have no idea how and it could not have been accidentally knocked to that setting as you have to lift up the ring quite high to set the iso.
Anyway I was not holding out much hope for the 1st half of the roll that I shot in poor light and rain at a local event in Bridgend where the town centre was sent back to the war years featuring soldiers, vehicles etc.
To my surprise when I got the film out of the tank the images looked ok, maybe a little underexposed but I was confident that once scanned I could get useable photographs which was the case in fact they were really good … the contrast/sharpness and especially the grain were excellent.
So here is a selection of the photos that I liked …. I will be buying more of this film for sure … it’s look is right up my street 🙂
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and finally I have a new zine for sale if anyone is interested featuring the incredible “Merlin Maddock” friend and neighbour for over 20 years and inventor extraordinaire.
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