So I started thinking, maybe that's because at 50ASA it's push processing.
Well, that gave me an idea, and so I tried it, and that was "pulling" Polypan 1 stop down to 25ASA instead.
Having done that, I noticed something very interesting with the pull. For one, I was now in more normal developing times for the majority of films out there shot at box. Such as using Rodinal 1+50 coming in at 8:30s instead of near on 11:00! I also found the grain to be exceptionally smaller, and much finer, even using Rodinal, than when I shot it at 50ASA.
Don't get me wrong, I honestly am not saying with utmost certainty that it is a 25ASA film, but seeing the differences between 25ASA and 50ASA, being as minor as they are, there is actually a much more controlled contrast at 25ASA.
I can go on and on making assumptions, and speaking about it, so I'll just let the photos tell the tale. I'll post first 50ASA photos, followed by 25ASA photos..
These will have been developed in the same developer.
So, what do you think? 25ASA or 50ASA film?