Used a roll of this today out of necessity.
I received a new-to-me Kiev 6C in the post, which arrived with no aperture blades in the lens and only one shutter speed (about 1/40ths) working regardless of the setting. It's a really bright day but needed to try it out!
So, picked the slowest film I had, added a deep red filter and an ND8, and went for some point n shoot fun.
Despite the really approximate exposures the film coped really well, mostly holding detail right through the (remarkably smooth) range from shadow to the brightest cloud highlights. Sharpness is great and "Grain? What's grain?"
Some pretty heavy vignetting in the shots thanks to the wide-open Russian glass and double filter rings starting to encroach on the corners. But lots of negative area to play with for cropping, and really looking forward to running another roll under more controlled conditions!
I love this film! Gives a really timeless and classic feel. Easy to use and pictures came out great :)
Very unpredictable but it creates a cool effect! Very easy to overexpose, though.
I have only been doing photography since middle last year and needed to figure out different films that I would prefer to use.
I found this film to be both a hit and miss(my own mistakes). Some shots came out really nice but I found some to be under exposed quite badly. This actually most likely to be the fault of myself as I'm learning as I go. But will recommend from the shots that came out well
Classic 35mm film for good quality colours at a a very reasonable price, great for beginners just starting to shoot film and who may be on a budget. Hard to get hold of at present so snap it up when you can.
My first purchase of this film. I don't tend to use any film stock above IS0 400. Went out for a night shoot during the last lockdown and I got some good results with the help of my tripod and Olympus OM-10. I also took photos during the day and so lots more cold tones but I liked it.
Incredible colours from this film, slightly saturated but feel true to life. And great exposure latitude, I was able to bring back a lot of detail from the highlights.
Absolutely loved shooting and developing this film, I shot it fully manual in my Pentax ME Super on a sunny day with cloud, which played a little havoc with my metering. ISO was set at 200 as per the advice from AW's brilliant youtube video.
I visited a stretch of river that I have visited since youth and pretty much photographed to death over the years, but using this film instantly made me view everything through purple tinted spectacles. I was looking for every little interesting bit of green I could find and wherever possible a big chunk of blue sky when I had the chance.
I developed using Cinestill ECN2 process and therein lay my problem, the colour and contrast in the negatives was really washed out by using this process instead of C41, but in my eagerness to develop the film I just grabbed what I had to hand, but you live and learn and with some careful scanning and a smidge of colour correction in post and you can really see the awesome effects of this film.
I will invest in some C41 chems for my next roll and see how much of a difference it makes.
I bought this a couple of months ago and have just managed to get out and shoot a roll. I'm very impressed. The images pack plenty of punch, which is exactly the style I like. The film is also incredibly easy to work with, loading on to the developing spool very easily. The negatives dry completely flat, which is a massive bonus when coming to digitising the images.
Definitely a film I'll be using again (in fact, I'm off to order some more now!)
I bought this along with another couple of B&W films as I'm a fan of contrasty images and this seemed to hit the spot nicely. The film was easy to work with, no real issues loading on to the developing spool like certain other films. The negatives did dry with a bit of a curl, but nothing terrible.
The images are very grainy, with a really nice contrast. They have a very unique look that I love. If you're not a fan of grain in your images, this one may be worth a miss. I developed in Rodinal at 1+25, following the Ilford HP5+ instructions as per the Street Candy website.
Definitely a film I'll be using again!
I simply love shooting with Tri-X, it's a great all round stock to use. I only started learning film photography in January 2021 and I've used it in a variety of situations - cloudy, bright sun, low light at 1600iso - it's quickly become my favourite stock to use.
A bit redundant now that we have scanners and computer but who cares!! It's amazing to go 'old school' and look at the images in the flesh. This loupe really helps bring the slides to life. I no longer have to quint as I can now enjoy the full image and really see all the little details.
IT WAS ALL A BIT OF AN EXPERIMENT. HOW TO GET THE FASTER SHUTTER SPEEDS WITH MY FEATURE- RICH PENTAX COMPACT. SO THE CAMERA WAS LOADED WITH ILFORD`S HP5 400. I THOUGHT THE FINER-THAN- EXPECTED GRAIN ENHANCED THE SKY AND NOTE THERE`S QUITE A TONAL RANGE TO THE IMAGE ON CLOSER STUDY. LB
Shot my first roll of this late today on a bit of a mountain hunt on Anglesey. Used a polarising filter on most because of the haze (mountains are about 12 miles away) but nothing done in post besides a little light spotting.
Was impressed with the natural colours and overall clarity. Grain is essentially non-existent and sharpness is as you'd expect from a Kodak professional film. Took a few closer shots in shaded areas as well to give it some varied lighting, which it had no trouble dealing with.
Dried nice and flat and scanned as easily as any film I've tried.
Is it worth the premium over (say) Pro-Image as a regular film? Probably not for my usual shooting, which is the only reason for docking it one star - it's a hefty price premium for the "extra" it offers. But it definitely does offer an edge which would be useful in some situations, so will be keeping a roll on hand.
Shot in Pentax MZ-M with Pentax and Sigma zooms, developed in Cinestill C41, scanned on Epson 600 @3200DPI using Vuescan.
Tried this out with my rollei 35 led compact and rated it at 100 asa. The images produced seem very surrealistic. From images I have seen taken of Kodak aero film the colours look similar. is it a cut down of this film or an independently produced film. Not realt bothered on that though i love the images created. Home developed in Rollei c41 chemistry
Portra 800 is my do it all film stock. I love the speed, grain and the colours, it’s perfectly versatile to cover you in every situation.
The film has nice contrast and surprisingly low grain for being ISO 1000 film! There aren't that many fast films in 120 format so it's a nice option for shooting this instead of Delta 3200 or pushing slower films. You can shoot the film at EI 100-1000 on a same roll without issues if you develop it in semi stand!
The only negative I have with this film is the extremely thin film base. It makes the film really hard to get in the developing tank. On a plus side it dries really flat so it's good for scanning.
Does what it says on the box. My only concern would be that the lid relies on friction alone and I fear that over time the lid will sit looser and the film will fall out. A cheaper alternative to other film cases and made out of a nice durable plastic.
My Pentax 110 seemed to underexpose this film by about 2 stops overall, but having already developed some Fukkatsu Colour film, I was prepared to push the film to make up for some degree of underexposure. If I was to develop the film again, I'd likely push it three stops just in case. Others have not had this issue so I'm really quite sure the Pentax Auto 110 is at fault.
The film delivered high contrast yet pleasing results and was an absolute pleasure to shoot, as is any 110 film in a Pentax 110! (Go and get yourself one and grab several rolls of this film whilst you're at it!) As mentioned in my other Fukkatsu review, home developing 110 can be a pain but there are ways out there. I'd recommend buying a Prinz stainless steel 110 reel and a corresponding Prinz tank for the task from the U.S.
Would shoot again, for sure, it's just really really great fun to shoot, thank you FPP for bringing this to the table! 5/5
First time shooting Kentmere 400, I wanted to try out for a while and I must say I am very pleasantly surprised by the results in bright sunshine! Great tonal range and contrast with a forgiving exposure latitude. I will certainly use it again a different lighting condition but so far one of my favourite B&W film.
Shooting 110 is a less common occurrence for the photographers of today. Many labs don't take it, many that do can't scan it, and those that can aren't always the cheapest. (there are some great labs that will handle 110 for a good price, just not many). I prefer to develop my own film and with 110 that can pose a pretty significant problem. There are 110 spirals for Paterson tanks out there, but they're super rare. I bought a Prinz 110 stainless steel spiral that I thought would fit into one of my billion Paterson type tanks. It did fit inside but appeared to have been left out in the sun and was way too small to insert the tube through to complete the light proof seal. Loading it all in the darkroom with the lights off, including pouring in / out all chemicals, I managed to dev all of my 110 film with relevant ease. That is if you don't mind pouring chemistry in absolute darkness.
I shot the Fukkatsu Colour 110 in a Pentax Auto 110 and 4 of the 6 lenses available for the system. The camera seemed to have underexposed the film, as I actually pushed the film by an extra 30s or so in the dev phase to account for its age. Either way, I did manage to achieve some great results with this film and would definitely recommend it to others, just maybe push it by 2-3 stops in dev or work out why the Pentax 110 seems to read this film's ISO incorrectly (something to do with the plastic 'ISO indication' tabs on the 110 cartridges? It's relatively grainy, even for the 110 format, but again it's old and I underexposed it so go figure!
Lord knows, all I know is that FPP churn our some great experimental, rare and unusual film stock of which all I have tried have been exceptional. Keep it up!
This is the second roll of Fomapan 100 that I use for long exposure of water the first roll was for a waterfall and I thought it would also work well with the sea and the old Brighton Pier as my subject. Once again it did not disappoint, fine grain, lovely contrast and tonal range as well as a nice exposure latitude, perfect for long exposure coupled with a big stopper ND filter. I will definitely keep on photographing moving water with that film.
This is my first time using Pan F Plus. I used it with a soft filter for this photo, really impressed. Captures very fine details and great on sunny days. I would highly recommend!
Just practising currently, this has become my go to colour film for everyday photos and practise runs
I have used this film a few times now and find it to be great for a mixture of different genres e.g. street, landscape and architecture.
The colours are really vibrant and are nice and sharp overall, there is also a nice amount of grain which can then be pushed a bit further in post depending on the final look you are after.
Overall I would definitely recommend it.