Ilford Pan F+ 50 is possibly the sharpest black and white film you can lay your hands on. The Pan F+ 50 is the slowest film that Ilford produces: its ISO speed is only 50, meaning it needs a lot of light for a decently exposed image. Known for its outstanding clarity and sharpness, the film is near grainless and the amount of detail you can capture on it is amazing.
I took advantage of the film’s low ISO value to blur out the water motion in the stream, which is not often possible without an ND filter as the lowest ISO on most DSLRs is usually 100. With the help of a tripod, the outcome is very satisfying. The film looks very fresh and bright after development, and it is one of the best and easiest film to scan.
Camera: Minolta X-700
Lens: Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm f/1.4
Film: Ilford Pan F+ 50
Photographer: Daphne Wong