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 If I am ever out again in glorious sunshine, I’ll be using my other 8 year out of date Pan F Plus.
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.