JCH Street Pan 400 film
This film has been around for a year now, but for me it´s a new and very pleasant acquaintance. A high contrast film for those gloomy days… And at least for me there is more areas within photography than street photography that is limiting me with dull light. As I like the black and white very much, then I just need a gloomy day with no shadows, just plain boring dull light, whatever I want to photograph, to loose my motivation and lust for creativity. So it is very thrilling to have a high contrast black and white film with good ISO and very appealing look.
These two old drying barns is photographed in almost full sunshine, and I didn’t almost tweak them at all in Lightroom. I scan my images as if they were RAWfiles, with all information left in the histogram, as TIFF files, and then I import them into Lightroom and crop them back to the right ratio, dust picking and some level adjustments. That´s it. But with this film it was much easier with the levels, almost nothing at all to do to get the image back to “as photographed”.
My two little Sheltie girls is photographed in very dull and boring light, and I hadn´t much hope for the images, but I must say that I´m overwhelmed with the result! Just LOVE it!!
First little lady is Alice 8 years old
This is the little princess Liza, she is just 10 months old
Also this fishermans shed is photographed in gloomy light, a very overcast day, and I think, as with my dogs, the result is nothing less than brilliant.
So, Japan Camera Hunter Bellamy, when can we see this great film in 120? And in sheet film?
I wish you all a fabulous rest of the week, with all the inspiration and creativity you need!
such beautiful contrasts and details !
i understand that this film is out of stock now… i really want to try it one day.. of course 120 too when it will be available
Thank you Victor!
Yes, me too….
Lovely, lovely photographs as always from Marie. Personally, I’m still on the fence about the JCH 400 but I’m very happy people try new interesting films.
Thank you very much Matti!
Well, I’ll see how I feel after a couple of rolls. Maybe it’s also very different results depending on which developer is being used…
I used HC-110 B, and I really like the contrast in especially the images made in overcast light. Those are usually hard to get good contrast in.
Some time you should try HC 110 Dilution H (1+63) just be shre to use 6ml concentrate per 36 exp Use 6ml and 714ml water (use a two roll tank for 1 roll of film. The advantages are more manageable development times, higher acutance (because Na2SO3 concentration is reduced to the point where it is not a silver solvent) and it starts to act as a compensating developer.
For low contrast situations try D25 or D19.
If you try one of my suggestions let me know how it works out.
Very interesting, thank you very much for the tip! I’ll read about it, and then maybe try it. Do you have any images developed that way that I can see?
That portrait of Liza is great!
Thank you very much!
She is a sweetie 💙