It's the wonderful HP5 we all know and love but in 120 format. It's greatest strength is the ability to use at virtually any ISO whether it's pushing or pulling and get exceptional results. Many films can be pushed, but very few can be described as excellent when they are. HP5 is definitely one of those excellent pushing films.
I usually shoot it at 800 because I like the gentle bump in contrast it gives, but excellent results can still be obtained very easily at 1600 too. In fact, if it's evening time I'll very confidently and happily use it at 1600 because I know it's so good at it.
Using at the 400 box speed gives a full range of detail and pleasing middle tones (ideal for portraits).
It works box speed or pushed excellently with traditional tonal developers such as HC110. For more modern acutance developers like ID11 I recommend using at 800 or above to benefit from deeper contrast.
Because of the insanely high flexibility this is my favourite and mostly commonly used film whether its 120 format or 35mm. It's reliable, consistent, and high quality. It will become your go-to film.
Is not the most forgiving film, but especially in autumn or in sunny bright summer days, is very enjoyable. Love the colours
Yes this film does give some very subtle tones and enhanced the image. not sure I would use it on a regular basis as I can have more control over the effect digitally
In learning with Yashica 35GT Electro, shot a roll of this at night using different exposure times just to have some fun and test it out. Really liked the results and will definitely by more of this.
This a gritty colour neg film .It would be at for street photography and photo reportage
I developed this using Bellini c41 chemicals. the first time in over 2 decades that I have developed colour neg tending to use lab services for colour and process monochrome at home. The images were shot using a rollie 35 camera basically a point and shoot with a meter. I did like the muted colours and exposed this film at 200 asa
Seriously professional looking results with great definition; best to use on sunny days but can be used in dimmer situations for a fine grainy finish.
This film was a blast to use, I mainly used the sunny 16 rule (no metering) and all the photos came out very well exposed. Fine grain and lovely tones. A recommendation for a sunny day!
I bought this film not knowing what to expect after deciding that the first time shooting medium format shouldn't be on very expensive film, just in case I mess up the roll.
Wow this film is great! Nice and contrasty with good grain. I bought the 100 ASA and was a bit worried about shooting it on quite an over cast day, but no the film was amazing! Really forgiving and perfect exposure through the whole roll even at 125 shutter speed on a darkish grey day in the city. Very please especially for the costs and a clear competitor for Ilford hp5. Give it a go you won't be disappointed.
this film is a classic and has come back just as good as its former glory, amazing skin tones and great for night time photography (besides a shoddy repicprocity failure) has less of an intense cast than other films like velvia and the slides look great projected!
very nice low contrast clean image, with the low grain of 120 film this creates a very nice smooth looking image. Great for portraits and street photography
A very satsifying slide film that looks great, a less heavy cast than velvia 100 with a bit more of a blue tint, the slides look fantastic in 6x7 format, my only criticism is that the reciprocity failure is a bit short, and you need a filter for exposures over 2 minutes, there is also not an in depth recirprocity chart for this film so I had to use an old E100G reciprocity chart.
Get out and make sure you have a roll of this stuff with you. Takes great pictures, the colours are beautiful.
Here is an example shot taken with Ektar 100 :)
This is my go to film stock, I love it so much. It’s well rounded and can be used in most situations. Grain is very fine and images always come out looking great.
Used this film in a variety of locations. This film delivers a nice warm tone and really likes autumn colours.. I seemed to get better results in lower/more even light. In scenes where there was a greater range of light and shade it didn't cope so well, especially in the shadows.
This is the film that started it all for me. I've probably messed up the exposure on my first 50 films and they came out beautiful anyway. It is a truly amazing film and lately I'm pushing it to ISO 1600 or 3200 with great results. Ilford HP5 is probably the most versatile film I have ever used.
Kodak Gold is a classic film and I think the best of Kodak's surviving consumer range. Delivering those warm tones and vivid colours you expect from Kodak as well as giving a pleasingly chunkier grain that seems made for Millennial's Instagrams. I love a 200 speed film and this is certainly no exception as I think I will be getting more familiar with Gold as C200 starts to disappear.
The film alone is worth the money - on top of that you have tutorials for each film stock, a community competition with prizes and a couple extra goodies in each box.
The wide variety of film in the box keeps you on your toes and offers a new challenge with each roll. The box is suitable for anyone really - from hobbyists looking to learn the ropes to professionals looking to experiment.
Only got one roll from my box developed so far, really excited to see the results from the other five.
I've only just started shooting 35mm and this is everything I'd hoped it would be. Stunning colours and incredible results for how affordable it is. Highly recommend!
Haven't tried it indoors and suspect the strong greens would overwhelm if it was underexposed. Really like the look though and I'm trying more.
I really enjoyed using this film. It suited the subject quite well (industrial areas). The unusual ISO rating and nature of the film makes for interesting images.
Perfect balance of sharp and soft. Fine grain. Lovely contrast.
One of my favourites.
This is an exciting collection of films some of which I have used before but in the main others I have never used before so the thrill of exploring new media is always great. Bringing back the anticipation of waiting till the film is developed before being sure that you have got it right.
Given the choice of carrying 5 boxes of 35mm film or a 5 roll box of 35mm film and carrying 5 rolls of 35mm film in the JCH Film Case, the case wins every time. It holds five films and fits in your pocket. the lid fits nice and snug too so even on the most horrendous of rainy days your film will be nice and dry. That's just tickety-boo in anyones book.
Portra 400 is the go to film for most photographers which is not surprising. It has amazing latitude and can handle any situation you throw at it. The 160 version of Portra has better skin tones (which it's designed for) as I find the 400 version leans towards yellowish tints on lighter skin. I also prefer Fuji Pro 400h's colour pallet. However, no other film makes me feel safer then Portra 400!
I’ve really enjoyed my Analogue Wonderbox experience. I’ve gotten some interesting films, of course, but even better are the articles and videos that share information and tips for making the most of the films that show up in my mailbox. It’s been fun shooting with film that I’ve never tried before and the helpful people at Analogue Wonderland have made this subscription a most excellent photographic adventure!