This film has a look and shooting process which I think is lost on a lot of people. It’s honestly my favorite b&w film for my style of shooting. To get the most out of this film, I shoot it at 100 and develop at box speed. Orange filter pairs well with this film. 200 is also fantastic for people who want a middle ground.
The contrast is quite heavy (especially on 35mm) but that really is the charm. Highlights are well preserved and if shot at 200 or slower, there is retention in the shadows. I recommend shooting it for your architecture/cityscapes or woods/rocks as this film brings out the best in a busy/textured composition. Portraits can be ok on this film but be mindful of your lighting.
Shot my first roll of 35mm at box speed, most shots with a yellow filter and developed in Hc110 dilution B per massive development chart and I think it looks great. I am definitely looking forward to shooting the other rolls I have.
Vibes for 2020
Deep moody blacks. I would rather preserve highlight detail so it works out for me. It did lose a bit of detail in the shadows. Developed in Rodinal 1+50 22 min with great tonal range. The biggest perk was really the preservation of the sky without any filtering.