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Hambone Lewinski 1:18pm, 26 March 2008
I've been shooting a new film in B&W, lately. It's called Polypan F, and around here it can only be had from the occasional eBay auction:

cgi.ebay.com/POLYPAN-F-50-ASA-B-W-Film-90-meters-can-12-2...

It's about $40 for 300 feet, is about as thin as it can possible be and has no anti-halation layer of any kind. It is on a polyester backing, which means it's super thin; I can fit 60 or more exposures in a film cartridge. The feeling I get is that some guy in Germany coats this stuff in his basement.

It's an ISO 50 film, but I'm pushing it to 400 and souping in Dektol. It produces almost zero fog @ 400 and the base is almost clear, but it won't develop past 400; I can leave it in the developer for 10 minutes or 20 minutes and it makes no difference.

Some of my weird results:

Snow

My New Alley

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I like to describe it as being,"Pleasantly gross".

People get nice results with this film when they rate it at 25, BTW, but the lack of anti-halation causes halos all over the place in bright scenes.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Yes, "pleasently gross" is the perfect way to describe it.
Have fun with it :)
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
You can see the strange halation pattern that you get in this shot --

Ian and the Dogs

Jason
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Thats crazy cool man!
NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 10 years ago
drop me an email, I'll look up my recipies. I used to work for a Master Printer in Dayton, OH.
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