Impulse Buy – Olympus OM10 Results from Film 2

Following on from my previous post and my impulse buy of an Olympus OM10, and having used two completely different films during the day, I decided to spread the results over two posts. This post is the turn of Ilford, Ilford Pan F Plus 50 to be more precise. I am sure I have used this film before, but the negatives are stored away somewhere just now. Being a glorious summers day the ISO 50 film was perfect.

I have mentioned scanning before on twitter and the different results I get from Software when using the same hardware, and also using different hardware. One day I will do a more measured experiment between the hardware I have, and the software I have. I doubt this will be scientific, but that’s the advantage when you shoot for yourself, you only have to keep yourself happy :o)

Having an ISO of only 50, the film is slow, needing good light to make the most of it. I was impressed by the sharpness and range of tones it delivers. If I am ever out again in glorious sunshine, I’ll be using my other 8 year out of date Pan F Plus.

1978/1979 Leyland Sherpa Camper Van
You cannot see many of these around these days?
ILFORD PAN F 50. Expired 2009, Shot and Developed July 2017, Olympus OM10, 50mm

All frames were scanned using my trusty, if somewhat at best average Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner. Spotting was done in Photoshop CC, and slight contrast and noise adjustments in Lightroom. A few of my favourite selected frames are below, the full 38 frames being in the collection at the bottom of the page.

Saltburn Pier #2, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Saltburn Pier, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Saltburn Funicular #1
Salburn Funicular Railway #1
Saltburn-by-the-Sea #9
Pensioners Read and Snooze at along the Promenade at Saltburn-by-the-Sea
RNLI Flag, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
The RNLI Flag flies at Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Leyland Sherpa 230 Camper Van #2
A herritage Leyland Sherpa Camper Van Parked up at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, July 2017
Saltburn-by-the-Sea #13
Saltburn Pier from the top of the funicular railway, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, July 2017
Austin Westminster #3
An Austin Westminster Classic Car parked up in the Spa Hotel Car Park, July 2017


And the full 38 frames in on place …

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