Ferrania P30 in the Beaches on a Bright August Day
To date I've only shot Ferrania P30 during its Alpha run which to lay people is a test run to get the formula right. I loved the results I got. Here, I shot with the core run and I found the results not quite what I was looking for. Ferrrania P30 is an 80 ISO black and white motion picture stock made famous by Frederico Fellini in films like 8-1/2. It's not a forgiving film with very little latitude, and I found that out today when I shot it. Thing is I've shot in similar light environment a year ago and loved what I got. You have to be careful in two areas, metering, the film has a really shallow tonality, almost the polar opposite compared to Fuji Acros 100, and two developing. I was sloppy in both. Why do I stick with this film, you get it right the results look glorious.
From my experince, I would use P30 for landscape, architecture, I want it with portraiture and still life. Street photography, maybe not the best choice, where you are going to need a lot more latitude. That said I shot another roll of P30 in my Nikon F2SB to try out a Pre Ai Nikkor NC 28 F2 lens, you will have to stay tuned for that.
Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko lenses.
Film: Ferrania P30 80 ISO film, HC110 B.