Sourced from the movie industry, Washi A is light-sensitive leader film that traditionally is used for recording main title shots or to protect final shots during the reproduction process. And now it has been converted and rolled into 35mm format for your photographic delight!
Very low ISO so please use when there is LOTS of light available - or when you're feeling particularly creative with wide-open apertures or long shutter speeds.
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IF the weather was incredibly clear and sunny then id recommend this film, but at 12iso it really is too dark for most siutations.
Mine also seemed to suffer some form of light leak / image issue on the last 5 shots - see examples. My Canon 50e has never provided shots like this before.
Very high contrast. Very slow so a bit tricky to use. Completely transparent base, so very bright whites. Great.
Had an idea what I wanted to do with this - slow film, plus ND to really slow things down and get the water milky around the sunken boats when there was a bit of ripple on the water.
As fellow community members say, it's got a lot of contrast. As in black, white and that's more or less it.
I can think of a couple of things that might lend themselves to this, but lack of tone kind of sticks in my craw.
This is advertised as "high contrast" and they're not fooling around!
Shot my first of 3 rolls handheld on a bright but mostly cloudy day. With a fast prime that was just about possible despite the 12 ISO rating, although choice of aperture was pretty limited and did stray into camera shake territory a few times. Accidentally knocked the exposure compensation to +1 stop for about half the frames, which didn't help, so half the film was over-exposed by a stop. That was enough to make them VERY tricky to scan - accurate metering is a must with this film.
Despite that, the shots that worked really worked for the punch-your-eyeballs contrast that I happen to like, so can't mark the film down for my mistake! It's sharp, very low grain, and full of impact. I don't really get the chance around here but suspect it'd work really well for urban stuff and portraits of the right subject.
The film handles nicely, although does have a bit of curl once developed, and it scans easily when you've got the exposure right. Development was in HC110, dilution B, for 7:45 with 10 secs agitation each minute. That seemed about right for the "good" frames but density built very quickly on the over-exposed ones.
Definitely one I'll be using (and buying) again!