Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,540   Posts: 1,572,772   Online: 881
      
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    tbm
    tbm is offline
    tbm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Southern California
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    365

    Best ISO setting for Neopan 400

    I need recommendations for setting Neopan 400 for less than 400 so as to get less apparent grain although not diminish it completely. I will be shooting it both outside and inside. I have Microdol-X, XTOL, Rodinal, and Formulary's TD-16 (improved D-76) in my darkroom and would like suggestions on dilutions and development times and reasons for suggesting same. Thanks, everybody!

    Terry

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    29
    Here is how I use Neopan 400 in 120 format:
    EI roughly 300, develop in xtol 1+1 with Jobo for 8.5 min at 20C, print on Oriental G3 with extremely fine grains.
    EI roughly 600, develop in xtol 1+1 with Jobo for 13 min at 20C, print on Oriental G2 with beautiful grains.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6
    I've been using it (Neopan 400, 120) exclusively for the past 2.5 years. I get the best results shooting it at 200, developing in D76 and taking 30% off the published times. I found that to control contrast minimum agitation is required. I agitate 5 inversions in 15 seconds, once a minute. If you have more questions email me at gene@gfarley.com.

    Gene Farley

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    141
    Images
    3
    Neopan 400 is my current favorite film. It is intermediate between Tri-X and HP5 in its curve shape, and finer-grained than either. I use Acutol developer 1+14 for 8 minutes @ 20C/68F. EI is about 320.

  5. #5
    titrisol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Rotterdam
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,671
    Images
    8
    Mr Beckert do you have any examples of Neopan in Acutol?
    Where do you buy Acutol? Can't find it locally so I'm reluctant to try it (I'd rather patronizae my local photo store)
    Mama took my APX away.....

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    141
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by titrisol
    Mr Beckert do you have any examples of Neopan in Acutol?
    Where do you buy Acutol? Can't find it locally so I'm reluctant to try it (I'd rather patronizae my local photo store)

    Any dealer can get it. Paterson is in the US again. I have to special-order it, but it's cheap, so I buy it by the case (4).

    http://www.patersonphotographic.com/index.html

    Paterson Photographic Inc (USA)
    4680-A Industrial Access Road
    DOUGLASVILLE
    GA30134 USA

    Telephone: 1-770-947-9796
    Facsimile: 1-770-949-5917

    E-mail: paterphoto@aol.com


    http://www.patersonphotographic.com/...USdealers.html



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin