Hi, all!

Well, for about 30 I landed a tin of Polypan from Germany - I had read all these threads and more and trawled for as many images and reviews as I could find. I really don't know why I went to such effort as, even at 30 (35?), how could I go wrong?

I have only used a few rolls of this film in my Leica M6 with a Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.4. I also have a beautiful and very under appreciated Jupiter 8 50mm f2 which I LOVE! The results so far are really very encouraging! I estimate that I may be able to roll out up to 60 rolls of 24 exposure films... maybe many more!? I have recently moved from SLR (Nikon FM2N + 50mm f1.8) to rangefinder.

I'll try to attach some examples here (fingers crossed as it's my first ever post here!). I guess I need to play around with development times and dilution ratios, but in truth, I feel this is going to be a very forgiving film indeed! Some of my shots are either a wee bit underexposed or I'm in need of slightly longer development time!? Either way, I think these shots demonstrate that Polypan is, indeed, more than worth 30 for over 60 rolls of film - 50p a roll!!??!!?? It's what we call a 'no-brainer'... Bear in mind, I'm no professional and the results are more than pleasing for my level of skill.

I use Ilford & Rodinal developers and Ilford Stop & Fixer. These are fine for me. Images are then scanned with an Epson V350 Perfection.

The only problem I've encountered is this. I use an Agfa Rondinax for developing the negatives. This is a fantastic unit at least 40 years old and I'll never part with it! The problem is that when you've loaded the film into the unit and then rolled it out into the tank, the internal blade won't cut the film as, although the film is 'finer' than celluloid, it's millions of times tougher! There are two solutions to this (if you're interested!?). [1] when you attach your film to the film canister spindle to begin with, use only a little Sellotape on one side of the film, just enough to allow you to load the film into the canister/cartridge. If you're rolling 24 exposures - then aim to load enough for 27. for a 36 loaded film then maybe enough for 39 - then ensure you shoot 24 or 36 respectively. When you come to use your Rondinax, just roll out the whole film and the small amount of Sellotape will simply come off the spindle in the canister and there's no need to cut it in the tank. [2] the 2nd solution is even more convoluted and I'll be happy to respond to anyone interested.

Anyway, I'm always happy to give and receive any advice, pointers suggestions with other fellow amateurs - of which I'm very much at a humble level!