JCH StreetPan 400 35mm High Contrast B&W Film
Our Price: £10.00 GBP100055
The JCH Street Pan 400 film has quickly gained a loyal following from 35mm photographers who love its high-contrast and high-grain feel. Images have an interesting charcoal result without losing the sharpness of the subject, and the emulsion is forgiving on overexposure. When paired with a dark red filter, you’ll find that this high contrast black and white film can also act as an infrared film — with high sensitivity in the IR range.
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JCH = Japan Camera Hunter = Bellamy Hunt, a man with the most enviable job in existence. He lives in Japan and spends most of his time sourcing film cameras that are rare, high quality, and in demand across the world. Not satisfied with making people's wildest camera dreams come true, he has recently branched out into producing his own film in 35mm and 120 formats. His Instagram account is one of the most beautiful accounts on the site - and rightly one of the most popular within the analogue world.
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When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your JCH StreetPan Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
When looking at sample photos online I was afraid this might have a little too much contrast for my taste but I was pleasantly surprised. On a cloudy day it makes for some great people photos, with a boost in contrast compared to other black and whites without being over the top about it. In direct sunlight I think it's a little too strong, but it certainly gives a distinctive look.
The grain is present but it has good character and adds to the feel of the photo.
Definitely one to consider if you want a particular mood in your photos.
I have attached two pictures to demonstrate the contrast and how it changes with the environment. The image of the steps leading up was taken on a cloudy day (satisfying, not overdone contrast), the long grass leading to the tree was taken on a bright day with lots of of direct light coming down (very high contrast).
Direct light increases contrast with all films but I feel it's more pronounced on this particular film. You be the judge.
I love the contrast and feel to this film, It has a very similar feel to the old fuji neopan.
Great high contrast B&W film with very low grain. You can really quickly point and shoot this without too much worry, as long as you've got the light - I always overexpose this to ensure you get the detail in the shadows, otherwise you're left with heavy blocks of black, which is great if thats the look you want. It has great tones for street (if you've got enough light), and can look really great in a controlled situation too, however due to it's bold characteristics I wouldn't say its an all-rounder. You really need to load StreetPan specifically with shooting StreetPan in mind, but by all means try it out if you like the look.
This film gives you a very high contrast, grainy result. This can be very effective for street photography if that's what you are looking for as it makes for some dramatic shots.
If you want a more subtle result then this is not the film for you.
The clear backing will also need a bit of getting used to if printing or scanning yourself.