JCH StreetPan 400 - 120 Film
Our Price: £11.50 GBP100056
The JCH film has quickly gained a loyal following from medium format photographers who love its high-contrast and high-grain feel. Images have an interesting charcoal result - especially in the larger size of 120 photos - without losing the sharpness of the subject, and the emulsion is forgiving on over-exposure.
When paired with a dark red filter this 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.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of JCH
Where we ship
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 120 B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
Although marketed for high contrast at its box speed of 400, I opted to pull it to ASA200, developing the film in Ilford DD-X, dilution 1:4 for six minutes at 20 deg C, agitation 10 secs/minute. The camera was a hand held Mamiya 1000S.I figured I could post process it to higher contrast if I wished, and I wanted to see what the potential tonal range was.
Exposure was by multi spot metering on a bright sunny day, just to make for a challenge!
The negs were converted to digital files with a Canon macro lens and converted to positives using Grain2Pixel software.
The images are quite contrasty with deep blacks, but generally seemed to hold highlights well. In the conditions, there was a minimal amount of clipping on most images both in highlights and shadows - it was a very bright day!
Grain is little in evidence and the film is quite sharp. There was a certain amount of curl on the film but not excessive, and the film base is clear.
In conclusion, where high contrast images are sought, this film works well. I could see it as a choice for landscape and architecture when a darker, moodier feel to the images is sought. It is fussy about exposure
I like the results I got from this film. Huge contrast and grain, which I expected.
I thought this film was nice and rich with a great level of contrast. Portraits look nice too as the grain is quite fine.