Ilford PanF 50 Plus - Results from Ilford Harman pleased me!

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  1. ted_smith

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    Further to my thread here (http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/114325-why-do-ilford-harman-take-so-long-120-film.html) you'll be pleased to know that Ilford Harman did indeed come up trumps with some nice results. I thought I'd share 3 of the better shots in the form of the digital scans (which they also did for me from the negs but they are only standard mid-res scans). I'm not sure if the film suits me or if I just need to learn how to use it better but I think I'll stick with Fuji Acros 100 which, historically, I always seem to do well with.

    Technique was Hasselblad 501CM tripod mounted with Lee ND Grad, light meter EV values calculated based on EI50.

    Anyway, 3 good shots from 3 rolls - not quite the Hasselblad standard I am aiming for (of nearly every shot being a keeper!) but I'm making progress from my first roll which I fogged almost entirely while loading it!

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    Nice photographs. I like the results you got with the Ilford PanF. I have a few rolls in the freezer, maybe it's time to shoot them.
     
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    Looks good, like the last one the best, and 3 shots from 3 rolls...that's not bad :smile: I have been using Pan F for years and process it in Rodinal 1:50, great film and my very favourite slow film, even if you can't read the numbers on 35mm!
     
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    those are gorgeous.
     
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    A stunning film is PanF+. I like it best at ISO40 run in DD-X.

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    That last one is a gem.
     
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    I like your photos. Pan F is a great film.

    Jeff
     
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    PanF+ is one of my favorites, I love the first and third one, good job! and I like the second, but it does seem under exposed, was this on purpose? Thanks
     
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    Damn Ted, for not having the Hassy for so long and experimenting with film...ummm...I'm jealous. Lovely shots. I'd hang any of em.
     
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    As of right now fp4 is my favorite film. PanF is the next film I want to try out. I will then use panF fp4 and hp5
     
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    PanF is great and you've got some good results there. Nice job!

    The PanF, however, has led me to explore even lower ISO options. I have some rolls of Adox CMS 20 II ISO film that I'm itching to find the right occasion to try...
     
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    I really love that last one. I so rarely shoot Pan F these days, but when I do, it never disappoints. :smile:
     
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    Hey guys, all films are like women, "They're all good, but some are just a little better than others". Find a women you're comfortable with - find a film your comfortable with. Of course a women can divorce you and certain film makers can stop making your favorite film? Hey, life is not perfect! I'm with you on PanF and most slow films as they seem to have that certain look. JohnW
     
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    Beautiful shots!
     
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    Pan F's strengths are textures in/of natural subjects - water., soil, leaves, tree bark rock(s) formations, etc. And the heavy contrast too - if that's what you like.
     
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    Thanks gents! It is praise indeed when a few people here say you've done a good job.

    The Mrs likes the first the best, but says she'll happily see both 1 and 3 hung on the walls, which makes a change because the wife is taskmaster when it comes to generating pictures worthy of decorating HER house!

    As for the PanF....I think I will use it again. The proof set of prints I had didn't blow me away as much as I have had with other films, but maybe that is just a one off. In fairness, the lighting I dealt with was not ideal and I think coming out with 3 "qwall hanging potentials" is a good result overall. I have 3 rolls in 35mm too for my Nikon F5 that I haven't used yet (I love my Hasselblad so much my F5 has taken a bit of a back seat, bless it) but I think I'l give it a try.
     
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    I would love to see those negatives. Ted, I'll bet that they are underexposed.

    This is proof that sometimes less is more. The subjective 'impression' here becomes more compelling, more evocative, than the amount of actual technical (shadow) detail. - David Lyga'
     
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    I agree with your wife. I like the first one best, too. But, it's not the film. It's you, and your vision which makes it great.
     
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    PanF is not an easy film to shoot like Acros and lighting is most important, but when you get it right PanF is one nice film. My biggest problem for the longest time was slightly over-developing PanF and thinking I had a problem in the exposing department. What clued me in on that was when I put a roll of 120 in a tank with Fuji Acros and used Rodinal 1:100 for one hour stand developed. That roll of 120 told me I had a problem in the development end of the process. No blown highlights and no harsh contrast. I also agree on the Hasselblad! I have many, many cameras and there are some/most that I really like, but my old 500C and my SWC are a love. I used to run around and bad-mouth Hasselblad until I scraped up enough money to buy one. Such a well thought out system! I say, "If you can't take a good picture with a Hassy then you best not be taking pictures"! Truth is, there are many good systems out there and the price is more than fair now. :whistling:Viva La film!:D JohnW
     
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    Every year that PanF+ film proves itself, it is definitely one of my favorite films too, not sure which developer i prefer more with it, but with different developers i get nice decent results with Pan F+.