A few weeks ago while buying my usual selection of film stock I also bought a couple of rolls of the new Bergger Pancro 400 to try and see how it compares against my favorite ilford HP5+.I loaded up my Leica M2 and went out for a quick walk hoping to miss the rain that had been forecast.
I rated the film at box speed and processed it in Rodinal 1+25 dilution for 8 minutes.
When it emerged from the tank I was happy with the overall look, pretty good exposure and contrast.
The 1st scans confirmed my initial thoughts and the film scanned very well.
I always try to scan as flat as possible and then increase the contrast in Lightroom.
The level of detail was very good as was the grain and what was really impressive was how much detail I got in the shadows while also retaining the highlights.
Overall I was very happy with how this film performed at box speed but I think I would like to push the next roll which is something that I nearly always do with HP5+ with brilliant results.
Anyway thanks for looking ….
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