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Hong Kong City Scanner 006

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City: Hong Kong
Location: North Point
Camera: Leica M10
Lenses: Leica Elmarit 28/2.8 v3 and Noctilux 50/1 E58

I met with other Shutter Alliance members outside MTR station in North Point. After that we moved to the pier and look for photography opportunities. Then the weather changed and started to rain. We took a few snaps outside tram terminal and decided to board one of the tram and take pictures in it.

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Hong Kong City Scanner 005

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City: Hong Kong
Camera: Leica MP
Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 IV
Film: Ilford Delta 400

A fine sunny day loaded with a roll of Ilford Delta 400 in my Leica MP. Photowalk together with Take from Bigheadtaco. We met in Quarry bay and walked all the way to Yik Cheong Building (aka Monster Building in Transformers movie). Then we headed to One Island East building in Quarry Bay. There aren’t many people because it was Sunday morning and it gives you a spectacular view up there. There is no admission fee and you can go up there for free.

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Hong Kong City Scanner 004

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City: Hong Kong
Camera: Leica MP
Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1
Film: Fujifilm Pro400H

First time trying out the Fujifilm Pro400H, an expensive film but it has a soft pastel colour. I will try overexposing it next time. Shutter Alliance Photowalk at the Peak and Quarry Bay, pleasure to have Take as our special guest, checkout his youtube channel (BIGHEADTACO), he has uploaded his recent video for a documentary in Hong Kong and some footage with us!

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After gathering everyone outside Quarry Bay station with Take from Bigheadtaco, we went to Monster building (Yik Cheong Building) which was shown in the Trasnsformers movie.

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JCH Street Pan 400

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An alternative for Black and White Film Shooters?

I am always so excited whenever there is new film launched in the market, so I picked few rolls of JCH Street Pan 400 out of curiosity. I pre-assumed that this film is just a normal black and white film with high contrast and little details. But after the film was developed by lab. I was happy with the result and decided to try few rolls more. I spoke to the lab about it and they said the film base is similar to Rollei/AGFA, very thin and top and bottom unexposed areas are transparent after developed.

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Name:
 JCH Street Pan 400

ISO: 400

Film type: Black and white

Character: High contrast with fine grain structure

 


The Reborn of a Surveillance film

JCH Street Pan 400 is not having a newly invented emulsion, it is an old discontinued surveillance film that was made by AGFA. In 2016, Bellamy Hunt from Japan Camera Hunter decided to bring this film back to life. JCH website mentioned that It has high sensitivity to red lights, and it is optimal for different weather conditions and under low light environments.

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Contrast and Greyscale 

The contrast of JCH Street Pan is fairly high at box speed. But it helps to bring out the mood with such contrast level keeping a great tonality. It has rich greyscale, but not as broad as Kodak Tri-X and the tone is great for street photography which performs really well under different weather conditions. So you don’t have to worry about getting a grey and flat result on a cloudy day as other black and white film needs more sunlight and push the film to get the same tonality.

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Compare JCH Pan 400 with Kodak Tri-x, ilford HP5 (Grain, Contrast, Mood)

I would describe JCH Pan 400 is a film between Tri-x and ilford HP5, a mixture of both. JCH Street Pan 400 is characterised by its fine grain structure. It is not as grainy as Tri-X or HP5 and the grain structure is similar to HP5. It can easily render the mood that I want at box speed. However, to get the same mood with HP5 or Tri-X you have to push the film to ISO800 or even 1600.     

Development times:

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
T-max Dev 1+4 at 20c 9:00

Source from JCH Website

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What cameras/gears did I use to take the images?

Leica M2 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV
GW690II

Where to buy?

Barton1972
JCH Offical website

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