Photo Post: Rollei B35 and Exeter Pan bulk film.

I bought a short bulk roll of a film I haven’t tried before, so short it could hardly be called bulk. The tin that arrived was smaller than any other I have tried as there was no spool inside. I haven’t seen the film advertised anywhere but on eBay where the description said…EXETER PAN ml X 100 iso MULTI LATITUDE (50iso-250iso).

I got about 5 rolls of 27-ish exposures from the tin, which wasn’t bad for £18. I also had enough left for a very short test roll to figure out the development times.

I loaded the short roll into the Rollei B35 I fixed and wandered off to Cannon Hall. I just went to the park area and a local village, I didn’t pay to go inside the farm.

I shot the film at 100asa and once finished I wandered home and tried to figure out how to develop it. Again, the eBay listing said…

“STANDARD DEVELOPING TIMES DEVELOP AS FOMAPAN 100 PLEASE USE EITHER KODAK/ILFORD  CHEMISTRY FOR BEST RESULTS. IF IN DOUBT DEVELOP AS DOUBLE X OR ILFORD HP5”

I used the Fomapan times and Fomadon at 1:50 dilution, 23degrees, agitating every minute. That gave a development time of 7:45 minutes.

Here are the results.

They came out ok, I will definitely buy some more of this film at some point.

10 thoughts on “Photo Post: Rollei B35 and Exeter Pan bulk film.

  1. Darrell Meekcom says:

    What great value for money! Nice rich blacks/greys and sharp whites with pleasant grain. I will look out for this film, thank you Peggy.

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    1. Peggy says:

      I was looking for information on it and didn’t find anything. There werent any hashtags on Instagram either. So a nice experiment that work out.

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  2. Roger B. says:

    A quick eBay search reveals that there’s also an ISO400 version of this film, called Pan XX. Both are available, in tins just as you bought, from UK-based shippers

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      1. arhphotographic says:

        🧐 Nice images. I’d be very interested in how you get on with the 400. I’ve been using Fomapan 400 for the last year and I have to say your images are very ‘Fomapanish’ even at 100ISO . You can get 100ft for £39 which gets you around 20 rolls. Keep us posted on how you get on.
        Andrew

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