Acros is a beautiful film with superb (lack of) reciprocity failure characteristics, but I can get by just fine with FP4+ (since my beloved Plus-X and APX 100 are gone - yes I know you can get APX 100 in 35mm in Europe, but I shoot little 35mm black and white anyway, almost all 120 and 4x5.)
I've never shot Neopan 400. Between HP5+, Delta 400, Tri-X, TMY-2, and even XP 2 Super we have plenty of choices of 400 speed black and white films though I'm sure Neopan 400 is a great film.
But Provia 400X - we must save this film. The last remaining E6 film faster than 100, and a great film it is too. If you can live with the grain, it's almost an alternative to Astia/E100G in having somewhat subdued contrast compared to Provia 100. I like it a LOT.
I've discovered I can make Kodak XX look similar to Neopan400 enough that for 35mm I'm covered, but still searching for the perfect medium speed 120 film.
I'm also sort of on to 4x5 film now and all the films I like in 120 or 35mm aren't available in 4x5 except HP5+ and Acros100.
Acros is expensive and HP5+ isn't perfect, but it is what it is. Does FP4+ push to 200 well?
Not sure I want to go delta...
Why are all the good films the ones that are always discontinued or too expensive...
Why is Acros in 4x5 so expensive when 120 is dirt cheap? Anyone know?
Did they make Neopan400 in 4x5 ever?
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Why can't you find it in 120? It shows still on stock at B&H and you're in New York. Just head on over!
I understand about stocking up, and this is expensive film. I'm thinking of buying about $200 worth, and that will only be 10 rolls of 35mm and 5 of 120.
But it's not fair to say "wish I could find some 120" when it's easy to find for now. If you want it, it's there.