Reading some of my postings, it doesn't take too long to realize that I'm a fan of slow speed films. I rarely shoot 400 speed film, and actually like to stick below 100 if at all possible.
Still, there are times when even Rollei RPX 25 is too fast for me: when I'd like to open up the lens fully on a sunlit day and get some fun shots with limited depth of field. I've managed to try a few super slow speed films with speeds near 1 and 3, but there are times when these are admittedly just a bit too slow. I lamented that there was nothing in that middle ground between 6 and 12 speed. Sure I could shoot 25 speed film with a polarizer to slow it down, but shooting with a quaint old camera that would require hand-holding an SLR-designed polarizer in front of the lens is admittedly something of a hassle.
So when I saw the Film Photography Project offering an affordable limited edition film with a speed of ISO 6, I just HAD to snap some up to try!
Mr. Brown Low ISO film comes in a 24 exposure roll for just under $3.00 a roll. It is listed as being a thin based, high contrast film that develops well in most typical developers. I had no idea just what to expect from this film, but elected to put it to work in one of my favorite "adapted" cameras: my Kodak Bantam RF with the 24mm square mask.
I took the camera along with me on a couple of errands, stopping for photos at the Rose Hill Manor in Frederick, as well as a few other locations around town. I kept my expectations minimal, and they were exceeded. GREATLY exceeded!