Mamiya 645 AFD
Mamiya 80mm lens
With nothing better to do I thought it would be an interesting idea to try out an Ilford PanF+ and developing it in ID-11, stock. My goal was to get as less grain possible.
As a matter of personal taste I like grain, I like contrast and I don’t usually use low sensitivity films that much. Not even on the Hexar AF which has a top speed of 1/250.
I toke the boat to Lisbon with my fellow “partner in crime” and toke some shots.
After the final wash and when I toke the negatives out of the tank, they had an almost artificial look. Like a strip of plastic. I was a bit disappointed with the look of it. Blown high lights (my fault I know), too much greys, and I missed the contrast I get from other films.
But contrast was not the goal, the goal was to get as less grain possible using what I had available.
Just out of curiosity, these images are files of about 70 MB each. Which means they are 50 x 48 cm at a 300 dpi resolution. These negatives can be printed king size and still retain amazing detail.
Ilford PanF+ is really a high quality film.