Bergger Pancro400

I’ve now tried the new French film in both 35mm and 120 sizes and developed in MYTOL 1+1, for the 35mm and HC110 1in 32, for the 120 roll.
Here are a couple of shots with the girl on the skate board from the 35mm.

The 35mm looks quite grainy but is acceptable while the 120 looks very good.

Both images were scanned on Plustek scanners and adjusted in PS CC 2017 and taken with a Nikon F6 and a Rolleiflex.

First trial of Foma Retropan 320 Soft

I have recently bought a bulk roll of the new 35mm Foma Retropan 320 and a couple of the packets of special developer from the same manufacturer. The first trial was photographs around the house and garden to see if the suggested developing time was somewhere in the ball park. The insert with the developer suggested 4 to 5 minutes at 20°C rated at 320 but that seemed a bit low so I used 7 minutes at 20°C.
The negatives looked a bit flat, but I was expecting that from various comments around the web, and there was no edge markings, also commented on. The lack of edge markings was a bit of a nuisance as I use them to check the processing.
I scanned some of the negatives into the computer and opened them in PS CC. Flat they were (but that’s how I scan, anyway) and a considerable adjustment was required by levels and curves; smart sharpening a bit, too.
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What was noticeable is the large amount of grain and the rather large amount of flare. It appears that the negative material has no, or little, anti-halation backing and that gives the photographs a distinctly old lens feel.
First impressions suggest that the stock would be good for nostalgic portraits/nudes but not for landscape work where the details are important.
Next is to try various other developers such as XTOL 1+1.