This is the cheapest film on the market by a large margin, but it's also probably the worst in quality. I shot several rolls using different cameras and lenses and developed them with various developers inclusing Rodinal, Fomadon LQN, Fomadon LQR, Paterson FX-39 and Kodak Microdol-X. The results were always sub-standard and ranged from awful (with Rodinal) to mediocre (with 1:3 Microdol-X).
The emulsion appears to be very thin which I think is why the tonality is so poor and possibly why it scratches so easily. Every roll, regardless of camera came out with fine thin scratches across them. I managed to get fairly nice tonality using Microdol-X at 1:3, but still sub-standard comapred to good films. The name has been chosen to allude to Ilford Pan F 50, and some claim it is the same emulsion on a thin polyester backing, but I can categorically state this is not the case and this film is vastly inferior to Pan F 50.
ASA 50 black and white neg film.
I didn't like it in Rodinal, a bit grainy for such a slow film. In Diafine (EI 50) it looks a bit better.
I think the best match for it would be normal metol/phenidone/hydroquinone developers, like D-23, D-76 or Microphen.
(Reviewed by Ian Greenhalgh)