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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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 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
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.
I'm not a huge fan of this film, but that's down to personal taste. If you're looking for a heavy high contrast emulsion, then this is definitely worth a go!
This emulsion is worth its marketing. High contrast but not too high; almost no grain; tolerance to mistakes, pretty much makes it perfect for point-and-shoot travel and street stuff.
A lot of what I see written about Street Pan talks about its high contrast. Which is fair enough, as it does bring that. What gets mentioned less (from what I've seen) is its low grain.
I really like this combo of attributes and was very impressed with the results it gave me. The contrast was great but, more than that, the shots were just really... clean. My ideal kind of film for doing some street photography - especially with it being ISO 400 too.
It shouldn't go unmentioned what a great job Bellamy has done to get it to market either. It's not the cheapest film but it's worth the extra few pounds more than you might spend on those made by multinationals to even just buy one roll to try out and support the endeavour. IMO.
p.s. I wrote a more in-depth review of Street Pan on my blog at myfavouritelens.com - you can find it in the Film Reviews section over there.
This film looks how I think Tri-X looks in my head. Of course modern Tri-X has much less contrast in reality than it has in my head!
If you want or need to shoot in that punchy, Magnum-esque style, or want to abstract and de-contextualise the world, then JCH StreetPan 400 is worth the investment.