The Film Pharmacist : Ilford Pan 100

Catalog Number : 009
Reviewed By : Me!
Film Name : Ilford Pan 100
Format : 120 / 135 / Instant : 135
Speed (ISO) : 100
Color / Slide / BW : BW
Processing (C41 / E6 / BW) : BW
Color Exaggeration (R/G/B) : None
Availability (In Production / Back Stock / Discontinued) : Back Stock
Contrast : Medium
Uniformity (High, Mid, Low) : High
Personal Comments : If you are planning to shoot BW then this is one of the best films you can work with. Unfortunately Ilford has discontinued the film so whatever stock you’ll find now is all back stock.

At 100iso, the grain is low and the contrast is great. The blacks are true and the whites are bright. So my advice is if you’re able to find this film, just buy all of it.

Samples :

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2 thoughts on “The Film Pharmacist : Ilford Pan 100

  1. I’ve got a roll of Ilford Pan 100 (120) lying around in my film stash. Have you ever tried that? It expired in 2003, and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t stored in a cool place. Though, the guy dug it out of a dark cupboard. Should I expose it a full stop while shooting, ‘cos it’s almost 10 years expired? Thanks

    1. Hey!

      I have shot Ilford 100 35, never got my hands on 120mm but almost all BW react the same to expiration & heat.

      Old films usually lose contrast so they become dull and bland. When shooting, shoot them normal and then push the roll one stop in developing. It should make the results better. Best is to shoot one roll and try, then accordingly shoot the remaining stash.

      The only problem which sometimes happens is that because of the heat, the film becomes very grainy but considering its 100iso, it should be ok.

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