This is film-stuff I was experimenting with some time before dedicating myself to my grad project and the Wet Plate Collodion issues. You might find the text somewhat dated simply because it is 😉 Below has been published before to Facebook about one and a half year ago.
Kodak Technical Pan is a film which is no longer in production. I was able to lay my hands on some stock with films almost as old as I am. The oldest one expired in 1985!
Regardless of that I decided to try them out and the results of the first 2 rolls were stunning! No fog or coloration visible. The film had hardly any mask at all.
So I experimented some more trying to fine-tune the development as I’m using HC110 which is not exactly the recommended developer for that type of film as it results in extremely contrasty negatives while still remaining amazingly detailed. One of the other features of this film is its red-sensitivity up to 700nm!
A thing worth mentioning as well is its grain. Hardly any. The sharpness is absolutely fabulous and comparable to mid-format. The examples you’re about to see have been taken on 35mm with a Nikon F100 & Sigma 24-70 f2.8.
I have ordered the RLC ( Rollei Low Contrast) developer which is said to be more suited for these type of films but I think it will kill what I love about it now. As I have not received it yet I’ll have to postpone my impressions of that developer and save it for later.
I’ll be experimenting some more in the future with the Rollei ATP-V1 and with the Gigabit TP film, said to be the successors of this Kodak film, the latter also available in sheet film.