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A few shots from my last roll of Ferrania P30 pulled 2/3 stop. All done with minimal post processing  beyond what the scanner puts into its raw files -- basically a tone curve adjustment to darken the mid tones a bit and resizing.

Bridge 92 on the Kennet & Avon canal:


A mill stream near Benson Lock on the Thames


And a rather unstable-looking way to travel on the river:


I think I'm getting the hang of P30 now -- so I really hope they do get production going properly this autumn, including 120 (and maybe even large format). I definitely prefer the results shot at 50 rather than the box speed of 80 where it's almost impossible to control the contrast, even at 50 I have to use multi-exposure in the scanner to cover the density range on the film.

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Correct bridge number
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I really like the second image James .... You must be  pleased with the results too..Keep us in the picture  about the future production of this film ....

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Great stuff James.....good to see someone still using film.....I could never afford it, or the processing, so didn’t take photography seriously until the early Digital Age. Then I waded in with a cheap Chinese Digital Bridge camera and struggled to get to grips with COREL SUITE COLOUR/DRAW.....I became pretty slick using that for my business and my photography eventually.

I like all of these, with the second being my favourite....I keep on wanting to add a little more contrast though.....might just be my iPad-pro screen though.


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Thanks Clicker & Fuji. 

I don't think there's much  room for more contrast, there are already absolute blacks & whites in the images so I think that the shadows in the foliage and the ripples on the bright water would be lost with any increase.

This film has something of a reputation for being contrasty and hard to control (especially when compared with the soft grey tones of my usual go-to film FP4+), but when exposed and processed right the results are superb. It was originally a black and white movie stock favoured by (inter alia) Federico Fellini.

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