A few weeks ago I published some images using Bergger Pancro 400 in 35mm. You can find that post by clicking here. Over the weekend I finally had a chance to use Pancro 400 in medium format (120) and I have to say my initial impressions are quite good.
Much like the 35mm version the 120 stock seems to be very low contrast. This is quite nice when working outside in conditions with heavy shadows. Keeping details in the shadows is quite easy. The film is also incredibly sharp, though I'll admit, a bit on the grainy side. This seems to be diminished a bit when using medium format over 35mm, but still, if you are not a grain junky like I am then this might be a deal breaker for you.
Keep in mind, I developed this roll in Rodinal at a ratio of 1:50. With this combination Bergger recommends a development time of a whopping 22 minutes for Pancro 400!! With that much agitation over such a long period of time it is no surprise the film comes out pretty grainy. I'm willing to bet developing at a ratio of 1:25 would probably come out a bit smoother.
Overall I am still very impressed with the tonal range, sharpness, and the ease in which I am able to maintain details in extreme lighting conditions. I can very easily see myself using this film for some time to come provided availability stays consistent and the price point does not change.