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Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400 Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)

BH #JCSPF40036 • MFR #163500
Japan Camera Hunter
Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400 Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)
Key Features
  • Panchromatic B&W Negative Film
  • ISO 400/27° in Standard Process
  • Two-Layer Emulsion, Fine Grain
  • Wide Exposure Latitude
Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400 is a high-speed panchromatic black and white negative film featuring a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° and a fine grain structure. Using a unique two-layer emulsion, this film is ideal for working in low-light situations and also retains a low grain profile that makes it especially well-suited to scanning. Also distinct, this film has spectral sensitivity to 750nm, which helps to cut through atmospheric haze and fog for greater clarity and contrast. This extended red sensitivity also benefits working in lower light conditions, such as during dawn and dusk, and its wide exposure latitude allows you to rate the film between EI 200-500 for acceptable results. It has low base fog levels when processed at high temperatures, making it suitable for high volume processing, and the emulsion is coated on a 100µm-thick transparent polyester base. Additionally, base substrate layers offer permanent anti-static qualities and a gelatin coating has also been applied to the back layer to resist scratching.
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Film Format
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Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 35mm Overview

Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400 is a high-speed panchromatic black and white negative film featuring a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° and a fine grain structure. Using a unique two-layer emulsion, this film is ideal for working in low-light situations and also retains a low grain profile that makes it especially well-suited to scanning. Also distinct, this film has spectral sensitivity to 750nm, which helps to cut through atmospheric haze and fog for greater clarity and contrast. This extended red sensitivity also benefits working in lower light conditions, such as during dawn and dusk, and its wide exposure latitude allows you to rate the film between EI 200-500 for acceptable results. It has low base fog levels when processed at high temperatures, making it suitable for high volume processing, and the emulsion is coated on a 100µm-thick transparent polyester base. Additionally, base substrate layers offer permanent anti-static qualities and a gelatin coating has also been applied to the back layer to resist scratching.

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Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 35mm Specs

Film Format35mm
Number of Exposures36
Film TypePanchromatic B&W Negative
ISO/ASA Film Speed400
Film ProcessingStandard Black and White Chemistry
Film BasePolyester
Number of Rolls1
Layer Thickness100.0 µm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.065 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)2.45 x 1.55 x 1.45"

Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 35mm Reviews

Nice Contrast, Nice detail but depends on the light

By Jin Ho
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

as I said

gorgeous

By Madeleine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-21

gorgeous film. love it.

Great new Film

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-14

I really like this film for it's edgy look. If you use it for portraits, it requires really good light on faces; otherwise you may not be happy with the results. For cities with good contrast, the results are delightful. It's too expensive

Definitely NOT your dads 35mm B&W film.

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-05

For those of you who are not in the know, JCH Street Pan 400 is the brainchild of Bellamy Hunt (AKA: Japan Camera Hunter). Last I heard, it is essentially re-purposed surveillance film that used to be used in things like ATM machines back before those all went digital. I want to start off by giving a lot of props to Bellamy for bringing this out. He has gotten a lot of hate from people pointing out that this is not actually a brand new film emulsion and they would be technically correct in saying that. However, unless you were in what was likely an extremely esoteric hobby of purchasing bulk surveillance film stock to shoot back in the day, it might as well be a brand new emulsion since its not something that has been available to consumers of 35mm cameras (or 120) prior to this. Onto the review part: You can definitely tell that this film was not designed to be shot by normal photographers in normal situations. When you think about the prior purpose of the film, this makes total sense because the world of surveillance isnt exactly one that is concerned with things like tonality. Outside of specifically pushing film stocks, I struggle to find a film that has as much contrast as this film when shot at the given box speed (aside from some of the other re-purposed surveillance stocks that have since been released under other brands). Perhaps the closest that I can think of off the top of my head is Ilford Pan F+ or Adox CMS 20 II, both of which are far slower films with the latter pretty much being designed for copy applications. The result is that if youre used to your 400-speed choice being HP5+ or even Tri-X 400, youre going to be in for a world of surprise (and possibly hurt as this film does not have anywhere near the latitude of those). The images that JCH Street Pan 400 produce straight onto the negative can definitely be described as moody and I would go so far as to even say abstract. The high contrast nature of the film gives the results a film noire vibe and the fact that its 400-speed rather than 50 or 20 means that its just about perfect for street shooting (as you might have surmised from the name). If you are going to be shooting with this film, my advice would be to try to look at your scene in broad strokes (light, form, line) because youre likely going to lose a lot to the shadows and the highlights seem to block up quite easily if youre not extremely careful. You might just want to embrace the blacks and whites rather than trying to fight it. If youre looking for Zone-System style neutrality, look elsewhere. If you want to shoot scenes in a way that distills them down to their bare essentials, I think that JCH Street Pan 400 is a great choice for that. Its definitely a niche film. Its not for everyone and even for the people who would appreciate it, I would not suggest that you attempt to make this your standard, general-purpose, 400-speed film. Its a specific tool that will get you a specific result and once you understand how it works, youll realize that its not like anything else on the market for that purpose. Why am I docking a star? In both exposure and development, Ive found the film to be really sensitive. It is very easy to screw up your negative with this film (at least far easier than most consumer films) so the 1-star deduction is really just for the difficulty in acclimating to the film, which is compounded by its esoteric nature and lack of thorough documentation as would exist with film stocks that have been around for decades for which photographers have probably tried and documented every process under the sun. Youll likely burn through a dozen rolls or so getting a good feel for it.

Nice soft grain, hip name and it's black and white

By Nathan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-03

I would place the StreetPan 400 in between an HP5 and a TriX. Softer grain than an HP5 and a bit more contrast than the TriX. Good black and white for a day with mixed weather, an all around B&W film.

One stop faster than Ilford SFX, nothing like Tri-X

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-27

I've been using this film since it first came out in 2016. In spite of its name, the smashed grayscale and extended sensitivity are best used for more contemplative subjects, using the fast film speed for depth-of-field or filter factors. Curls a lot after development like most modern films. Comments apply to both 35mm and 120 versions

gorgeous

By Madeleine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-26

gorgeous film. love it.

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