Bellamy Hunt told us that Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 120 would be coming soon, and today he’s announcing that it’s available for pre-order. The film, which is popular with the 35mm film photography world, has finally sold enough that Bellamy decided that it would make sense to have it in a larger film emulsion. Street Pan 400 is unlike many of the others out there with the exception of a few Ilford emulsions. Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 is a near infrared film that needs a lot of light unlike Kodak Tri-X, Fujifilm Acros and a number of others. So if you’re using it then you’ll need to give it more light or expose it at box speed vs pushing it.
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It’s no secret that Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 film has become very popular with street photographers and just those curious about film. It’s available in 35mm right now, but Bellamy Hunt, the Japan Camera Hunter himself, tells us that it’s coming in 120 and that we should expect it before the end of the year.
Bellamy said he’s going to need to do pre-sales of the film, but that he doesn’t want it to be super expensive. “Likely release is around August at the moment, though there are always holdups. It will definitely be before Christmas,” says Bellamy in an email.
We know that the analog world is alive and well, and so for that reason I went in to update our review of Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400. We’re doing this a little differently though: we know that analog still isn’t “as popular” as digital photography. So it’s being done in a more complex way.
I’ve been playing with more Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 film and shot a scene that I always photograph just to compare what this film and Kodak Tri-X do when rendering a specific scene. Kodak Tri-X has been around for a while and is heavily loved by many photographers out there. But, it’s expensive and many photographers have looked for alternative options out there. One of the newer black and white films to hit the market is Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 film.
So let’s take a quick look at Kodak Tri-X 400 vs Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400.