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Perfect Combination: Pentax P30t and Ilford HP5+ / Neopan 400

Even if you have a ton of cameras and films to experiment with, we all have a perfect combo of camera/film to love. Here's mine!

The Pentax P30t is my favourite camera. I started shooting film with it many years ago and it still makes me feel excited.

It has a wonderful sound when the shutter opens, the exposimeter is a little wider then spot, really accurate, the winding lever lets film advance in a simple and fast movement. This camera, with my beloved 50mm f2 lens, looks like a 60s fotoreporter camera!

Actually my black & white film of choice is Ilford HP5+ because it’s 400 ISO. So, with this ISO speed, it’s perfectly flexible for any situation, from bright sun (matches perfectly with the Sunny 16 rule) to dark street lights.

Recently, I came up with a deal, some Neopan 400 films at a really good price ,so I grabbed some and made a test. I really had no idea how this would came out because early I shot a 120 roll and got some terrible shots. Well, I made some test shooting indoors and some night shots and WOW!

Here is my perfect combination, what have I to add? Look at the images and leave a comment if you appreciate it!

written by yayoboy

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