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Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-50)

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Ilford Pan F Plus is an extremely fine grain black and white film. It has outstanding resolution, sharpness and edge contrast. These characteristics make it the natural choice where fine detail and lack of grain are more important than film speed.

Outstanding resolution and sharpness
Fine detail and lack of grain
Mural-sized prints possible with correct processing
Type 35mm black and white negative film
Speed ISO 50
Applications Where fine detail and lack of grain are more important than film speed; fine art
Process Ilfotec, Microphen, Ilfosol, ID-11
Color Saturation Not applicable
Grain Extremely fine
Sharpness Very high
Exposure Latitude Narrow
Push/Pull Can be rated at EI 25

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IlfordPan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50)
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sharp (23)
  • Accurate (20)
  • Consistent (19)
  • Reliable tonal range (19)
  • Scans well (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (19)
    • Artwork (15)
    • Photojournalism (6)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent B & W film

    This is a fantastic black & white film for those shooting in bright conditions and that want smooth, virtually no grain results.

    This was my first time shooting anything lower...Read complete review

    This is a fantastic black & white film for those shooting in bright conditions and that want smooth, virtually no grain results.

    This was my first time shooting anything lower than 100 ISO. Despite the challenges of obtaining enough light for exposure, the results are excellent. Fantastic detail captured with excellent exposure latitude and shadow detail. Highlight detail can become lost when photographing white/ light objects in very bright light, but I think slight under-exposure would help maintain that detail.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't be fooled by the low ASA

    I was hoping to use this film to shoot during the day and I was disappointed. For having such a low ASA, it does not hold up well to mid-afternoon light like efke or...Read complete review

    I was hoping to use this film to shoot during the day and I was disappointed. For having such a low ASA, it does not hold up well to mid-afternoon light like efke or Agfa film stocks. Although, the film produces a good tonal range, it is both flat and cold looking.

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    Great B&W Film

    By Nadeem

    from New York

    Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

    Ilford films are the best.

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    4.0

    Ilford Pan F

    By Rwg

    from Michigan

    Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

    Almost as good as Kodak Panotomic X.

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    5.0

    Perfect film

    By Luke

    from Nashville

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Scans Well
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Travel

      Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

      This film has the best tonal range and good, deep black tones.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Best Film Out There?

      By Karlos Art

      from Kalamazoo, MI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Reliable Tonal Range
      • Scans Well
      • Sharp

      Cons

      • Color Shift

      Best Uses

      • Sports Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

      Best film ever for sunshine shooting outside.

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      4.0

      Great product

      By Michael Riffe

      from Orange Beach, AL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Reliable Tonal Range
      • Scans Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Travel

        Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

        Could barely tell a difference in this and Ilford's 100.

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        5.0

        Go To Film in Bright Conditions

        By mattv87

        from Henderson, KY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Reliable Tonal Range
        • Scans Well
        • Sharp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Photojournalism
          • Travel

          Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

          When in bright conditions, this is my go to film. Usually, I can get manageable exposure values that allow for creativity. I've used this with ND filters to shoot wide open in the Caribbean!

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          5.0

          Fine grain, excellent sharpness contras.

          By Captn Shaw

          from Florida

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Reliable Tonal Range
          • Scans Well
          • Sharp

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Photojournalism
          • Travel

          Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

          Great for landscapes and portraits

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great access to quality film products

          By charlesbrooklyn

          from sydney australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Reliable Tonal Range
          • Sharp

          Cons

          • Scratches Easily

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Office

          Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

          Excellent lanscape and technical product with great flexibility in processing this film. I tend to use with tripod, which may not suit those who want to move quickly.

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best

          By Lirdoing

          from Jarusalem, IL

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Reliable Tonal Range
          • Sharp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Artwork
            • Travel

            Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

            I've been useing this brand for years - no trouble developing, great contrast and tones and very durable - worked for me perfectly fine two years after experation date.

            If the week is looking sunny - 50 ISO for me!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Best fine art B/W film!

            By AdiS

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                  This is the best fine art shooting B/W film!

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                  5.0

                  high contrast

                  By Angelo Silva

                  from Mexico City

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Reliable Tonal Range
                  • Scans Well
                  • Sharp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                    After the end of the agfa apx 25 this is the best!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent B & W film

                    By JRod

                    from Lewisville, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Scans Well
                    • Sharp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                      This is a fantastic black & white film for those shooting in bright conditions and that want smooth, virtually no grain results.

                      This was my first time shooting anything lower than 100 ISO. Despite the challenges of obtaining enough light for exposure, the results are excellent. Fantastic detail captured with excellent exposure latitude and shadow detail. Highlight detail can become lost when photographing white/ light objects in very bright light, but I think slight under-exposure would help maintain that detail.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Ilford is always fantastic

                      By Tyler

                      from Oregon

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Consistent
                      • Reliable Tonal Range
                      • Scans Well
                      • Sharp

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Cityscape
                      • Model
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                      Model photography, cityscapes. This film is fantastic, extreme depth and awesome contrasts. I'll only shoot ilford pan f 50 or Delta 100 for my black and whites.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      No regrets

                      By Randy

                      from Springfield, MO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Sharp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                        Beautiful crisp photos with lots of depth. I use it with #25 filters and the Dr5 process. Outstanding B/W slides.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Satisfied new user of Pan-F

                        By Your Pal, Adam

                        from Upland, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Exceptional Tone Coverage
                        • Scans Well
                        • Super-Fine

                        Cons

                        • Exposure Latitude

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Fine Art
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                        I purchased this film for some specific B&W projects. I find it to be much finer grained, and more detailed than regular B&W. I am pleased with the tone ranges and separation of highlights/shadows/other details. I felt that it was not as forgiving as typical negative film and required exposure calculation to be much more accurate (not as narrow as E-6's, but not as wide as C-41's). Very very happy but don't think I would have a major use to justify cost per roll outside of fine art or perhaps high-quality portfolio work.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Awesome image clarity and tonal range

                        By Mike

                        from Minnesota

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                        • Scans Well
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photojournalism
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                          I took this with me on a recent trip to San Francisco. This is a great outdoor film, very fine grained and smooth tones. I would use it all the time if conditions allowed!

                          I developed in DD-X, but am thinking about trying Perceptol in the future with this film.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          great low grain film

                          By johnnyrff

                          from johnny13

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                            Great film

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good for slow speed film

                            By Student

                            from United States

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                            • Sharp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                              This is a very slow film but with nice enlargement capabilities.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Awesome 50 speed!

                              By RedpillFTW

                              from Nebraska

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                              • Scans Well
                              • Sharp
                              • Small Grain

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                                  I bought this ilford PAN F for some shooting I did while at school. The film developed fine and the prints came out wonderfully. Very small grain and the prints looks great.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Alaskan Adventure

                                  By DB Cooper

                                  from Sloughhouse, CA

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Sharp

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Ilford Pan F Plus 135-36 Black & White Print Film (ISO-50):

                                    I sent this film to my daughter for recording her summer in Denali. Film there is so expensive [...] I look forward to the over 600 photos that Natalie will capture with her eye on the wilderness.

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