Considering that many films are starting to die off these days, Bellamy Hunt wanted to find a way to keep it alive; so he decided to make his own film. In a blog post today, Bellamy announced a new 400 black and white 35mm film. It’s a beautiful film that has a fair amount of contrast and in some ways looks like Kodak Tri-X and Ilford Delta. However, it has a very fine grain to it.
The film is available for pre-order right now; and that’s how he’s trying to raise funds for it vs Kickstarter.
Characteristics are listed after the jump.
- The spectral sensitivity is extended in the near infrared range of the energy spectrum, colour sensitivity: panchromatic up to 750 nm. As a result, the film offers excellent penetration through haze, fog and other atmospheric conditions liable to affect the image quality. Due to the reduced scattering by the atmosphere, images are sharp and well edged.
- The near IR sensitivity and the strong response to red light allow for nocturne red flash photography as well as daylight photography.
The film sensitivity can vary with processing. JCH StreetPan 400 can be exposed as a 200 to 500 ASA/ISO film.
R09 One Shot (Rodinal) 1 + 25 10:30
R09 One Shot (Rodinal) 1 + 50 22:00
R09 Spezial / Studional 1 + 15 8:30
R09 Spezial / Studionial 1 + 31 17:00
Rollei Supergrain 1 + 12 7:00
Rollei RLS (ISO 200/24°) 1 + 4 14:30 (24°)
Ilford Ilfosol 3 1 + 3 5:00
Illord ID-11 / Kodak D-76 1 +1 10:50
Ilford Perceptol 1 + 1 10:00
Kodak HC-110 B (1+31) 5:00
Kodak X-Tol 1 + 1 17:00
Tanol (ISO 200/24°) 1 + 1 + 100 19:30
All images by Japan Camera Hunter