A couple of rolls of JCH StreetPan 400

I noticed I never wrote anything about Streetpan so I thought I’d write a couple of lines and if nothing else, have my development times and notes here in the blog for safekeeping.

I don’t care much for this film. It is not a true 400 speed film, it is at least a stop slower than advertised.

The extended red sensitivity sounds cool in theory, but in practice it gives too bright skin tones, blown out skies, and so on.

If you have no IR-spectrum light going on, ie. no bright sunshine, the speed drop significantly and you end up with mostly just black images.

Here are some examples, developed in Rodinal, 1+50, 20c for 22minutes. As you can see you get very grainy images, but since this is basically Aviphot (see other post), rodinal works pretty well with aviphot-films, with D76 1+1 I have bad experience with weird grain structure that looks blotchy.

Here is the other roll I have shot. This one was also at ISO400, with my Lomo LC-A. Development was in XTOL 1+1, 17min at 20c. Out of these two developers I would recommend the rodinal. Or shoot the roll at 200 and maybe pull development with a minute. But the negs are seriously thin, especially everything not shot in bright sunlight.

That’s it for today. As always, write a comment, let me know what you think.