Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 10

🇯🇵 Fujifilm NEOPAN 400CN

If I could find this film again, I'll be shooting it more. It has been discontinued and was originally imported from the UK, making it pretty expensive here in Japan. This film was a collaboration between Ilford and Fuji and there's something interesting about the similar features it has with Ilford's XP2, which is my favorite stock. I really like film that has finer grain and NEOPAN 400cn would be on my every day list if I could manage that. Alas, not gonna happen. Enjoy this quickie!

For this video, I was in Jimbocho and Shibuya. Here are some Google Map links to check out so you can see where exactly they are.

Jimbocho (famous for used books) https://goo.gl/maps/QhqPqpCwTm46Ys1o6

 

Shibuya is a pretty big part of Tokyo, so I have selected the train station as a reference point. https://goo.gl/maps/8ADuzMCuVD6yEHaS7

 

For those interested, I'm shooting with a Canon EOS 1n, one of Canon's last film cameras. It's pretty badass, but it's definitely a beast. Heavy! Here's one of my videos that shares smalltalk and a few photos I shot with it. https://youtu.be/VnD5FeBoLZs

 

✨✨✨ Ribsy has an epic video about this stock, what he thinks of it, how he uses it, and a good overall take on it. Check it out. https://youtu.be/0-CvQRqdaZE​ Give him a thumbs up!

 

Check out my Instagram which is dedicated to shooting film here in Tokyo. https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm​ 

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 8

🇯🇵 SILBERRA U400

Whoa! I should have loaded this film into my camera while in the dark. The Silberra website says so! Who'da thunk? Well, I think the next time I try a Russian film that I'm 100% unfamiliar with, I'll do a bit more research before doing absolutely anything with it. Heh. Regardless, I went on my usual way, shooting with Evaluative Metering at box ISO settings in bright sunny days.

Here's information for you to check out (dev times, etc.). https://silberra.com/films/silberra-u...

 

Bellamy over at Japan Camera Hunter has some good takes on this film. https://www.japancamerahunter.com/201...

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 6

🇯🇵 Ilford DELTA 400

24 frames of Ilford’s DELTA 400 on the Tokyo streets. I didn’t do any research before shooting this film, so I expected certain qualities from it. I was a little off on my predictions, but no matter. I found a few favorite landmarks and proceeded to capture what I think do this film justice. I wanted buildings with lots of reflections, some with intense shadows, people on the sunny streets, and moments of cloudless skies so you can see what this film can do.

As stated in the video, I don’t do too many intense edits, but maybe slight dodge and burn here and there. I’m using Partial Metering on this stock, so an overall in-camera adjustment was automatically made to the surrounding areas which I was focusing.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! Info on Delta 400 here: https://www.ilfordphoto.com/delta-400...

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 4

🇯🇵 Ilford XP2 Super

I think Ilford XP2 Super is my favorite film grade at the moment, and I’ve found many rolls of soon-to-be expired rolls which I’m shooting now. The roll featured here is from my Canon 500n, which is a consumer-grade camera and is very inexpensive. So if you’re looking to buy an easy-to-use camera as a gateway to film, check it out.

I’ve purchased a Canon EOS 1N, which is a pro-level film camera (or at least was) and is treating me well, so expect a couple videos featuring that rig and film shot with it.

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 2

🇯🇵 Kentmere PAN400

A short video on how the Kentmere PAN400 turned out for me. Most of these shots are on a sunny day, with a few in the late evening. I pushed those night shots to ISO800 and used the same processing time as the regular 400. I’m stoked on the results.

Check out my Instagram which is dedicated to shooting film here in Tokyo. https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 9

🇯🇵 Ilford HP5+

I use Kodak D76 as my developer for all my black & white film. When developing, I usually have a mellow agitation without hard shakes. For this roll of Ilford HP5+, I sometimes added a bit of intensity to my shaking of it in its canister. No big deal and no calculated amount of shaking went into this. It's purely an experiment. My dialog may have made it seem that I shook the hell out of it, but that's not what happened. In any case, here's a great thread to read a bit more about how agitation affects film development. http://bit.ly/agitationimportance

Here's Ilford's HP5+ page. Check here for proper tech info and processing times, etc. https://www.ilfordphoto.com/hp5-plus-...

 

The information that Ilford shows about agitation is in-depth but I currently agitate four times (down up, down up, down up, down up) every thirty seconds. That's my bar. No need to complicate things.

 

If you have a minute, please check out my Instagram which is dedicated to shooting film here in Tokyo. https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 7

🇯🇵 IMAGO 320

My favorite film has been discontinued! Some say it was a rebranded or repurposed stock, but I haven’t found absolute confirmation of what it was/is. Regardless, IMAGO 320 was a delight to shoot.

Here’s a link to the company and film that produced this. http://www.ars-imago.com/imago320blac...

 

Here’s the starting point of my photowalk. https://goo.gl/maps/exuDqU4ZBoA6o3yB9

 

And here’s my general destination. https://goo.gl/maps/GeNCmqqnvnXPShRF7

Check out my Instagram which is dedicated to shooting film here in Tokyo. https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 5

🇯🇵 Lomography Lady Grey

36 frames of Lomography Lady Grey on the Tokyo streets. Lady Grey is a low contrast, medium grain film that was fun to shoot, mostly because I didn’t know how it was going to turn out. I often see this in a 3-pack, but my local shop was selling single rolls, so I picked one up.

After a bit of research, I found that this film is a rebranded Fomapan 400. Interestingly enough, I”ve found the Fomapan to be much cheaper. Regardless, Lady Grey was a fun stock to shoot. I don’t think I’ll be taking her out again anytime soon, though.

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 3

🇯🇵 Kodak 400TX

I recently shot with Kodak 400TX in Shibuya, Ropppongi, and a few other places. I’m using Kodak D76 to develop my film here at home and DSLR scanning using some interesting gear. More on that later. Until then, enjoy the latest roll!

I’ve purchased a Canon EOS 1N, which is a pro-level film camera (or at least was) and is treating me well, so expect a couple videos featuring that rig and film shot with it.

Tokyo Streets in 35mm - Ep. 1

🇯🇵 Shinjuku

After a couple decades, I'm back shooting 35mm. Tokyo is the perfect place to experiment with different cameras and film, and today I'm shooting with my Canon 500n. It's cheap & light and that's exactly why I bought it. I love my rangefinders (as you saw on the first part of the video) but I like the autofocus on this little rig. There are tons of options for lenses, too. Some of the EF glass is pretty darn good.

I'll be creating a video series about my adventures around Tokyo with film and I hope you enjoy this first episode. Thanks for stopping by!