Looking for an inexpensive,
but quality 120 B&W film?
The Arista Edu Ultra 400 is under $5 (as low as $4.25 with a Google search)
and has relatively fine grain with a mild contrast, wide exposure latitude, and very pleasant tones.
We shot the Arista film with a Pentax 67 and an old Mamiya 6. When metering we erred on overexposure since like most B&W film, including this film, has great exposure latitude and always looks better when it’s not underexposed. The B&W film was developed in our lab and scanned using our Super Scan option.
Below are examples of the images with 200% closeups to show the detail & grain. Click to enlarge photos
We’d love to hear what you think of this film and if you have shot with this film before we would love to see some of your results in the comments below on our Facebook post!