Washi Z Film 35mm B&W ISO 400
Washi Z was originally created for aerial vegetation mapping, and therefore with excellent contrast differentiation between different shades of green, this is the perfect 35mm landscape photographer's film!
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I’d seen this mentioned several times online so bought a couple of rolls to try it for myself and wasn’t disappointed. I shoot mainly urban panoramas at the moment with a camera that has a fixed aperture (f8) and just two shutter speeds (1/60th sec and 2secs) so need a forgiving film. This delivered on all counts. Developed in Rodinal (1+25) it produced lovely crisp negatives with a lovely tonal range. It’s a film I shall definitely pop in my AW basket from time to time in the future.
I'd actually give this 3.5 stars mainly because Rollei 400 IR gives you a more "infra-red" look to the images. However this isn't a bad film at all and gives some really nice tones to the greens in your image.
It's probably not something you can just pick up and shoot however. First, it needs plenty of light. And shadow detail disappears quickly, so pulling the film is your friend. Shooting the film on an overcast day for example will give you muddy results. Definitely a "Sunny 16" film.
So my recommendation would be to use a red filter to get the deepest blacks to a blue sky, and shoot the film at 200, pulling the development by one stop to rein in the highlights a bit and also try and retain some shadow detail. My experiments so far say that Washi Z at 200 needs 6 min in Rodinal 1+25.
If you want a straight-out-of-camera infrared look with no faffing, I'd shoot Rollei IR 400 with a red filter.