Just to open an old wound, wasn't the official reason from Fujifilm for Neopan 400's discontinuance in 120 that there was an environmentally unfriendly component in the backing paper? Well, being no chemist myself, I have just noticed (and I don't know why it took me so long) that on appearance the backing papers for Neopan 400 and Acros 100 are exactly the same. There is nothing printed on either of them to identify which film it is. The only identification of film type is on the packaging and on the sticky tab at the end of the film. Have Fujifilm conned us?
The chromogenic 400( allegedly made by Ilford) continues so there is a demand for 400 Fuji film.
I hope the issue, whatever it is, can be solved and it will re-appear.
What chromogenic 400? Do you mean Fuji has a chromogenic B&W film? I didn't know that. I do know that Fuji is still selling the Acros as well as color films in 120, so the backing paper thing never made sense to me. The chemical I heard blamed was PFOS.
In some parts of Europe they sell something called Neopan 400CN, and it's C-41
Just remind me. What is PFOS and where is this found in Neopan 400 that makes it unique to Neopan 400 120?
Clearly it isn't in Acros or any of Kodak's or Ilford's range of 120s. I cannot get my head around what it is that is banned and unique to Neopan 400 120 only.