Shanghai GP3 100 - 120 Film

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The new GP3 100 film from Shanghai is here in 120 for medium format delight!

Shanghai GP3 100 is a panchromatic B&W film made by Jiancheng Photography - a Chinese photography company with a long history in analogue.

The original GP3 emulsion was discontinued in 2016 but re-emerged in local markets in 2019 with an updated formula and new patented film base.

A fascinating phoenix story, and a film brand that looks very different from the European designs!

You can read more about the original launch over at EMULSIVE

Specification

Format: 120
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 100
Exposures: 12
Pack size: 1

 

Sample images (c) Jiancheng Film Fan Club shot on 35mm

To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film.   

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When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

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This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

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Customer Reviews

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donald ball
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture, Travel
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this was a surprise, i didnt expect this to be that good. its a lush film full of yummy tones and tight grain. top rate budget 120 film. going in my camera bag again.

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Peter Kay
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Colour me impressed

Red window compatibility 5/5 shot on a Yashica-Mat
Well, this is way better than I was expecting.its sharp with lots of detail and minimal grain. The negatives looked a little thin but there was loads of detail that could be brought out with ease in lightroom. There is absolutely no evidence of the earlier issues with the old stock, namely the printing on the backing paper appearing on the negative. As for the backing paper, the printing on one side is bold and clear whilst the coating on the other is as impermeable as it gets. Spooling the film was easy, I developed it in five minutes in Bellini Hydrofen. This is a great 120 film for a bargain price and I will be using it again

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BillP
Perfect for: Beginners
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Its OK!

I thought reading all the reviews about this film on the net, that it would not be that good. BUT I was pleasantly surprised. Metered at box speed on a dull day and developed 1/25 in Rodinal, it may be contrasty, but there is nothing wrong with the final images. I ran 12 shots in 120 and all of them were fine. The interesting thing at the end of the roll is that the sticky tape when I pulled it from the film back, was already tight around the film! How clever was that.

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Colin Say
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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Shanghai GP3

I first started using Shanghai GP3 film in 120 format for pinhole photography some years ago. I did experience a few issues early on, these being: no tape to fix the end of roll and badly stored film resulting in numbers from the backing paper transferring to the image (lesson here is take tape with you and buy from reputable supplier!) This film responds well to being used with a red filter, when over exposed grain is not an issue although underexposed images do exhibit a reasonable amount of grain. I have processed GP3 in a selection of developers including Caffinol, Rodinal and lately 510 Pyro to name a few, having now settled with 510 Pyro due to the virtually grain free images it gives when shooting GP3 large format film. Tonal quality is very good, that is not to say that other films don't render better results but for an all rounder Shanghai GP3 is a very good film. Price can be an issue, so as mentioned earlier buy from a reputable supplier. Give it a try you might just be surprised!

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Leigh Reke
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World's Worst Film just arrived!

If you've ever wondered which one is the absolutely worst of the worst film ever produced - this is it! Not the even the most beat-up and badly developed Foma can't be worse than this. If you want to test your nerves or just looking for something extremely low-fi, vintage looking for your beloved Kodak Brownie or similar war-time camera, this could be a good fit, except photographic materials from war-era factories like Agfa, were a little bit better back in 1944 than this film manufactured now. Try yourself (at your own risk). Here are the examples what this film can achieve with the best development used (stand development in homemade/modified Rodinal).