Well it’s been a while since I blogged anything, I’ve been distracted. Firstly there was a wedding shoot that I’d rather not talk about and then a holiday in Cornwall. It’s the latter that concerns us today. By chance quite some time ago I was given some out of date discontinued Kodak T400CN film, the forerunner to BW400CN. It was only on holiday that I finally got to try it out!
Well I’m impressed! It has a vintage feel to it, a lot like Adox, but the grain is fantastic, I’d almost go as far to say as it’d give Ektar a run for it’s money, certainly on my scanner I’d say there’s very little difference between the two. It does come with a downside, shoot in dull light and you will struggle for contrast unlike XP2 and BW400CN. I reckon that outdoor portraiture with it would be great though.
Still, I think I will be keeping my eyes on ebay for some more – why did I have to find it too late?
Incidentally I shot only film the whole trip, mostly Ektar, some B&W and some Infra Red. Strangely all the shots I thought would be the winners were eclipsed by grab shots I had no expectaions of!