Super duper curly and hard to scan but awesome contrast.
Not sure if it was my process or what but MAN was this film almost impossible to load into the holders on the Epson V850pro. I think the film has some potential with some serious contrast but the 120 film was really hard to scan.
Phenomenal: high contrast, crisp lines, almost like an etching.
there is absolutely no halation in this film, so high-contrast lines come out beautiful. i expose it 1/2 stop higher than the scene highlights at 400speed. dont try exposing for shadow detail, that is where most people go wrong.
would recommend for sunny street and architecture photography or mid to dark skin tones in studio/sunlight. excels in harsh light, its like getting a b&w comic frame that is photorealistic.
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.