|Photo by Michael Raso|
It's apparently a Cinecopy film that has little or no anti-halation layer and which imparts a Leica-like glow to the highlights. It's not going to be good for every scene but it might well be quite special for the right ones. Michael Raso's portrait above is a nice example. Grainy and gritty appear to be the film's other qualities.
The FPP admits that it doesn't know the origin of the film. There has been much speculation that it could be anything from Ilford Pan F to a cine film from the Russian Shostka Film Company. There's no DX coding on the cassettes but the film speed is in the 50-100 ISO range, depending on developer.
Since it's highly unlikely there will be any more Polypan F made in future - this stock seems to be quite old - it's not going to be on sale forever but it's still nice to have an alternative emulsion around at least for a while.