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    faster film similar to across 100

    Hi,
    I am looking for a faster film alternative to Acros 100. I am looking for a film with similar characteristics in probably 400 speed. I always thought there is an Acros 400, but I can not find it anywhere and in a local store I was told it is no longer made ... So anything you can recommend? Currently I develop Acros 100 in D-76.

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    Acros 100 is Neopan Acros 100, and there is a Neopan 400, but I believe the Neopan 400 is being phased out in some formats. Also, the 400 does not necessarily have similar characteristics to the Acros 100. It is a bit similar, but maybe there are other 400 speed films which are closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield View Post
    Acros 100 is Neopan Acros 100, and there is a Neopan 400, but I believe the Neopan 400 is being phased out in some formats. Also, the 400 does not necessarily have similar characteristics to the Acros 100. It is a bit similar, but maybe there are other 400 speed films which are closer.
    Thank you Kevin, I will definitely look into Neopan 400 if it is still available in 120
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    What is it specifically about Acros that appeals to you? If you like the fine grain, I would think that T-Max 400 is a good film, also Delta 400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rince View Post
    Thank you Kevin, I will definitely look into Neopan 400 if it is still available in 120
    Neopan 400/120 is gone. You'll have a tough time finding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rince View Post
    Thank you Kevin, I will definitely look into Neopan 400 if it is still available in 120
    I can't remember what got discontinued, but I think it was single rolls of Neopan 400 in 120, and I'm pretty sure you can still get pro-packs (5) in 120.

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    Nope, all Neopan 400/120 is DC.

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    The closest I've found is Tmax400 in Xtol. I usually use Acros in Rodinal, but I couldn't get anywhere near 400 speed with TMY so I use xtol for it instead.

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    Thank you everyone. I looked for Neopan 400 online but did not have much luck. I guess I will try the Delta and Tmax 400 then. I love Acros for it's tonal range, the fain grain and the 'richness'. I am sorry that I can not describe it better. I really like how the tones blend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rince View Post
    I love Acros for it's tonal range, the fain grain and the 'richness'. I am sorry that I can not describe it better. I really like how the tones blend.
    I think you've described it well. I love Acros 100 because of the 'richness'. It's quite creamy and 'soft' whilst still being sharp... gee I can't explain it either ;-) I think TMAX 400 would be a good option as already suggested.

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