Quote Originally Posted by Nicole Boenig-McGrade
Pamela, Neopan 1600 in Xtol can produce beautiful fine grain.
Yep ! Exactly true. And both Neopan 1600 AND 400 make long scale negatives that have superb mid tone separation, and fine highlights.

Xtol, especially 1+2, ( with reduced agitation) can 'push' a couple stops without building contrast. Really. Really.

Sooner or later, though, you'll run out of light. A neat little 35 comes in handy...