Pan-F (a bit of good news for a change).

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  1. Woolliscroft

    Woolliscroft Member

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    I communicated with Ilford a few days ago about another issue, but mentioned the rumours that Pan-F was about to be discontinued. They reply that there are no plans to scrap it. In fact, the death of Kodak Tech-Pan has given it a new lease of life because all the Tech-Pan users are switching to Pan-F.

    David.
     
  2. BWGirl

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    Well, that IS good news! I love that film! :D
     
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    Good news. Better than that would be Pan F in sheets.
     
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    I've sometimes thought I'd like Pan-F in sheets (imagine an 8x10 contact print!), but I fear the exposure times (outside the studio) would just get too long to be practical. Even with much faster films, waiting for calm air through a scene can be frustrating.

    David - thanks for the good news.
     
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    when most of your lenses are not in shutters, you really prefer the loong exposures.. :smile:

    not to mention the accuracy of the shutters i have :D

    PanF in 8x10 would be delicious!!!
     
  6. David A. Goldfarb

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    It could definitely be an interesting film in LF for studio portraits. The grain isn't so much the issue as the tonality. Pan-F is a nice looking film.
     
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    Can you imagine a 4x5 Pan F portrait.. OOOOH the smoooth creamy tones...
     
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    great!

    I only ever bought one roll of kodak yech pan(ooops,typing mistake-but it sums up my opinion!)and I was NOT impressed!
    I love pan f-aside-it's the slowest film I use.
    8x10?-pan f is beautiful even in 35mm!
     
  9. Mark Layne

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    Pan F

    I recently shot Pan F and Tech Pan concurrently. The Pan F was hard to fault with lovely tonality. The Tech Pan's failing for me apart from strange tonality was its lack of apparent sharpness despite the high resolution of a 35 Summicron, however I thik it would be great for portraiture

    Mark
     
  10. Lee Shively

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    "Good news. Better than that would be Pan F in sheets."

    One step at a time. I'll take ANY good news these days.

    I'm jumping for joy. My wife is also glad I'm not adding another 100 or so rolls of 120 film the her freezer space.
     
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    I am SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I use the film almost exclusicely with my B&W studio work! The tones and the delicate grain in Hot Rod gives me what I want!
     
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    silver linings

    I'm amending my darkroom plan to include a freezer just in case...
     
  13. Spaceman

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    Whilst it's always good to hear that a film is sticking around, Pan F is, in my opinion, hopelessly overrated, and not in the same class as TP. I achieved better results with some ISO 100 films. I've not tried that Gigabitfilm yet - maybe that's the true replacement for TP.
     
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    I know that one shouldn't really believe the local distributors or stores, but I have asked four stores, two of them in Athens and they said that Ilford of Greece does not distribute Pan F+ in the country -at all-. Since my only rolls where brought from the US six months ago, I am not sure if that's a new development or it has always been the case. The second wouldn't surprise me considering that even Delta is hard to find in Greece.
     
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    Thanks, Jay. I'll try it. I just love Pan F+. Always have.