I’m so used to seeing my favourite film stocks being discontinued that it was very surprising and exciting to see a NEW film stock hitting the market.
Japan Camera Hunter has revived a discontinued AGFA film as Street Pan 400. It’s an ISO 400 Panchromatic film with high red sensitivity. It’s contrasty with fine grain, it was chosen to replace Fujifilm’s Neopan 400 (and probably because it was feasible to put back into production).
I have yet to find anywhere in California selling the film, but my partner was in Portland, OR recently and bought me a couple of rolls at the awesome Blue Moon Camera and Machine shop. Carol is by far the best gift-giver (and thanks, Jim, for the recommendation!).
Japan Camera Hunter does ship worldwide, but the film is (temporarily?) sold out.
We took a day trip to Long Beach to visit my sister and I shot a roll through my Canon EOS-3. I’m happy with the contrast and overall tones of this film. I’m even more impressed with how much of the sky detail it retained with all that contrast. It’s definitely a film I’ll use again!
It was a very nice gift, and a hard-to-find film, I had to do something cool with the canister after developing it (yes, I pull the film out without destroying the canister). So I stuck a magnet on it, and it now lives on my fridge along with photos of friends and family.