Fuji Acros 100 and Neopan 400

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  1. david b

    david b Member

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    Anyone here using these films? If so what are you developing it in? And what is your opinion of the film? Just curious.
     
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    I had a two-year love affair with Neopan 400 after buying some "Presto" in Japan -- it weaned me off Delta. In the end I decided that what I really liked was Tri-X, and Neopan was just a transitional stage back to the film of my childhood :smile:

    I like Neopan in X-tol and Rodinal.

    Acros doesn't like Rodinal so much, but it's excellent in X-tol, crisp and somehow metallic-looking (steep part of the curve I guess). It's my favored low-speed B&W film, though I wish I could get it in bulk.
     
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    I use Neopan 400 120 developed in Rodinal. It looks great so I've never really tried another developer.
     
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    I use Acros 100 and develop it in Pyrocat-HD. I have also developed it in Rodinal, but prefer the results I get with Pyrocat.
     
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    I prefer acros over tmax100. In my soup of choice (Dixactol ULtra - pyro type dev) it is very sharp indeed and remains effectively grainless (5x4 sheet film). Gives fair speed in Dixactol - I rated it at 64 in constrasty spanish sun with reduced development, but would rate it at 80 on average. In contrast to what I have heaqrd about it being delicate in pyro, I have had only perfectly clean negs so far (5x4 dev'd in combitank)

    Tom
     
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    Hello Tom,

    How much less development time do you give it when you set it at 64 or 80 form the normal stated development time?

    Thanks,

    Kev
     
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    It's been a while since I last used it, but in general I think the Neopan films do quite well in Microdol.