Ilford Pan F Plus Film 120 B&W ISO 50
Now: £4.50 GBP
Perfect for bright sunlight and studio lighting, this medium format black and white film delivers very fine detail, high contrast and images that SNAP with sharpness!
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Ilford was founded in 1879 in the English town of the same name. They are B&W royalty in the photography industry thanks to their 140-year heritage and their support for photographers with chemicals and development as well as film. In the mid-20th Century they produced several well-regarded camera lines (including one given to Princess Elizabeth that was later stolen!) but today they are focused on producing the best films and development processes that they can.
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Samples shots (c) Chris Lovelock
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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 Ilford Pan F Plus Film 120 B&W ISO 50 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
Pan F has often been recommended to me. I've seen some amazing images with it, from pinhole to landscape. I shot a roll in my MF Fuji and developed in 510Pyro (see sample image) and it has a gorgeous look to it. It has a good deal of contrast and a more classical look (maybe not a technical term) compared to something like Delta 100. When it comes to slow BW films, it is my favourite. I cannot fault the images it produces.
A word of warning, I would suggest avoiding trying to push it in anyway and it is recommended to be developed promptly after shooting. I believe the latent images fades over time.
My first roll of medium format film.. overexposed half the roll (don't ask..) but still loved the results. Definitely need a lot of light- sunny days almost exclusively required, but can produce VERY dramatic effects with the right lighting conditions indoors. Will shoot again!
I used pan F about 30 years ago and as I have come back to film in the past few years its taken me a while to get back to this film - so much to choose from now ! This is my first roll of 120 Pan F through a 50yr old Hasselblad 500CM and its better than I remember. Use it on a tripod, mirror up and it is just lovely. Detail is great if you are careful. I like images to be a little 'crunchy' so some level tweaks once scanned helps.
love the slow speed and fine grains of this films, its a subtle refiness to it , its one of my 120 go to films for my hastie 500 and have been developing in Ilford hc.. I think there I a quite of bit of character to the film,. but mostly I just enjoy using it , knowing its such a slow speed film , is interesting to me... especially in the winter months ... you really need to think about the conditions you are in , as its unlikely with landscape shots at f11 /16 you are going to be at anything more that 1/30th .. on the flip side , it make long exposures a lot easier ... I guess for me for long exposure shots this is my go to film, ..
I tend to use Pan F in my RB67 with studio lighting when I want to make sharp, detailed, high contrast images. I develop it almost exclusively in Rodinal (usually 1+25 for 6mins at 20C). With a weaker solution or a different developer I have seen examples of negatives that offer a much greater depth of detail in the shadows, but this combination gives me a 'look' that I really enjoy. If you prefer a flatter negative then this can be achieved in development, so please don't let this review put you off.
The film itself is exceptionally fine grained and is capable of capturing a phenomenal level of detail when combined with a sharp lens.
Like all Ilford films I have used it dries very flat and is easy to scan.
I understand that some people have had some issues with Pan F's ability to retain a latent image if there is a long period of time between exposure and development; I personally I have left rolls up to a week prior to developing them and have had no issues whatsoever.
This is one of my favourite films and will remain a mainstay in my fridge given not only its performance, but it's value too.