Looking for a developer for Neopan 400

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  1. david b

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    I am looking for a liquid concentrate developer to use with Neopan 400.

    Is anyone using Zonal Pro Gamma Plus?

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    DDX gave me the most impressive results. Creamy tonality and nice grain
     
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    Rodinal. Liquid. Highly concentrated. Keeps forever. Makes all films look, at the very least, decent. With care and personal testing, Rodinal can make any film look great.
     
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    I use HC-110 Dil B. Especially good for pushing Neopan, but good all around.
     
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    some of the nicest negatives i have processed in caffenol c + ansco 130 are neopan 400.
    they look perfect.
     
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    dektol 1+9 (edit: oh...but wait. Dektol is powder! Oooops! ) :0
     
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    I like Rodinal also. Just tried it with Neopan 400 rated at 200. Havent printed it yet, but the negs look nice.
     
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    Another vote for DD-X. Also had great results with Rodinal, although the grain is emphasised.

    Mike
     
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    I have had good luck with Clayton F-76+ 1:15. I used D-76 1:1 times for this.

    Leo
     
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    I like Rodinal too, but it may be a bit grainy with Neo 400, but then again...

    I just did two rolls with P'cat HD with times off the MDC and the negs look great. I haven't printed yet, but FWIW, that combo (so far) is a winner.
     
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    David, I'll second using Pyrocat HD 1:1:100 with neopan-400. Expose it at ISO 200 and go through the usual presoak for 3 minutes at 70 Deg F.

    Throw in your pyro (also at 70 deg F) and start the timer for a countdown from 14 minutes. Agitate for the first two minutes, then again for 10 seconds at 9 minutes, repeat at 6 minutes, and repeat at 3 minutes. Stop and fix as usual. This is my standard 400 speed film and process for pretty much everything I do.

    Negs produced will print really well!
     
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    David,

    I have used Ilfotec HC to develop Neopan 400 @ E.I. 400 (645 format) with good shadow detail, low grain, and reasonably high sharpness.

    Tom.
     
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    I think that ID11 1+1 and XTOL 1+1 work very well with Neopan 400. I will send out my postcard in the next days, then you will have an example of Neopan 400 in ID11 1+1. I will add an enlarged part of it as another postcard so that you can see how it performs. Postcards are a bit small.

    Ah, too bad, now I see that you are looking for a liquid concentrate ...

    Cheers
    Ruediger
     
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    I love Rodinal 1+50 for Neopan, it's my favourite combination at the moment.
     
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    In 35mm, I like Neopan in DD-X and Clayton F76+. I have almost entirely switched to F76+ because it gives very good film speed and small grain.
     
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    I have two mystery rolls sitting here that I am going to try with rodinal 1+100 for 20 minutes.

    Sound about right?
     
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    Yeah, that sounds right, but look it up to be sure.
     
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    Neopan 400 is my main film in medium format. I soup it in X-tol 1:1 for 8 min @ 70 degrees for most lighting situations. My other combo, which is great for overcast days (low contrast) is Rodinal 1:50 for 12 min. agitate first minute then once at 9 min mark, 6 min mark, and 3 min mark. Excellent sharpness and great tonality!
     
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    HC-110

    Its cheap, its liquid, it works miracles, it makes my nipples perky.
     
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    I'm going to run out and buy some right now! :D
     
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    I've tried it with Super-Prodol, HC-110 and ID-11. All are good, though only HC-110 is in liquid form (at least, where I live.)
     
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    PCAT, PMK and Perceptol all work great!
     
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    I forgot to ask earlier, is a video of this available on Youtube?
     
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    Makes hair grow on my palms...
     
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    Rodinal 1:25

    Sharp as razors.