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BCG PHC-50 Black & White Panchromatic High Contrast 135-36 - Greenwich Cameras and Film
BCG PHC-50 Black & White Panchromatic High Contrast 135-36 - Greenwich Cameras and Film

ISO50 Black & White film
High Contrast
35mm, 36 exposures

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  • BCG PHC-50 Black & White
  • ISO 50 Panchromatic(Isochromatic) Film
  • 35mm – 36 Exposures
  • High-Contrast
  • Exceptional Sharpness
  • Anti-Halation Undercoat Layer
  • 2 x Antistatic Layers

New film! We are delighted to introduce to you this film from the legendary Brownie Camera Guy.

BCG PHC-50 135-36 is a high-contrast ISO 50/18° black & white “panchromatic” film. It is labeled “panchromatic” so that it is handled in complete darkness. It can be considered an isochromatic film because of the film’s sensitivity. This sensitivity includes parts of both the ortho and pan spectrum.

PHC-50 is highly sensitive to violet and blue, has average sensitivity to yellow, slightly lower sensitivity to green, and even less sensitivity to deep red colors. An orange or yellow filter can be used to correct the film’s response to the orange/red end of the spectrum. Though BCG PHC-50 film can be handled in the darkroom with relative safety under a dark red safelight, we recommend handling the film in total darkness.

The best possible degree of sharpness is guaranteed by the introduction of a new AHU layer located between the film’s clear base and its emulsion. This AHU layer clarifies to neutral during processing. A permanent anti static layer between the base and the AHU layer and an anti-static backing to the film supplies protection from dust and static discharge while improving film transport efficiency.

Suggested Developers
D-76: 1:1 @ 20°C for 9 1/2 minutes.
ID-11: 1:1 @ 20°C for 9 1/2 minutes.
Ilfosol 3: 1:9 @ 20°C for 7 1/2 minutes.
Ilfotec LC29: 1:19 @ 20°C for 12 minutes.
PMK: 1:2:100 @ 20°C for 14 minutes.
Rodinal/Adonal: 1:25 dilution @ 20°C for 11 minutes.
Xtol: stock @ 20°C for 7 minutes.
PHC-50 a high-contrast film that can be controlled by what developer is used.

PHC-50 is manufactured in Germany for the motion picture industry, originally as a special sound recording film. We have been authorized to make this film available under the BCG Film Company brand umbrella.

BCG PHC-50 135-36 film is hand spooled into recycled cartridges and comes in a plastic canister. The 35mm film cassette is not DX coded.

So who is the Brownie Camera Guy? His name is Chuck Baker and he loves photography. He is a wonderful guy, a professional photographer who will surprise you with the wit and poetry of his work, he is an artist, founder/owner of BCG Film & Photography and The Brownie Camera Page.

"The BCG Film Company has been a dream of mine for many years and I’m very excited about making these films available to the analogue photography world." Chuck Baker, aka The Brownie Camera Guy