Neopan 400.

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Darkroom17
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Neopan 400.

Postby Darkroom17 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:53 am

Is Xtol or ID11 a good choice for N400 or would Rodinal be better?
I want to take photos of outdoor sports this summer and want a fast, but sharp film with tight grain. Would Delta 400 or Tmax 400 be a better choice. :?:


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Postby Fotohuis » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:08 pm

All three developers are OK with Neoapn 400. But with Rodinal the E.I. must be around iso 250.
If you want full box speed for the Neopan 400 film: Use Xtol/Excel W27.
Neopan is more flexible with the E.I. compared with Delta or Tmax but gives slightly more grain.

If you're talking about 35mm you could also consider Neopan 1600 which is iso 640 in Rodinal and around iso 800 with most all other developers. It's a nice all round reportage film and has the same developing times as the Neopan 400. Due to that fact you can develop those films together.
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Re: Neopan 400.

Postby Ornello » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:27 am

Darkroom17 wrote:Is Xtol or ID11 a good choice for N400 or would Rodinal be better?
I want to take photos of outdoor sports this summer and want a fast, but sharp film with tight grain. Would Delta 400 or Tmax 400 be a better choice. :?:
Neopan 400 is an excellent film. I prefer it to Tri-X or HP5 Plus. The grain is ever so slightly finer than that of Tri-X (or at least more pleasing). The speed of Tri-X, HP5 Plus, and Neopan are all about the same, and I would suggest good ol' D-76 1:1. Try ISO 250-320 for best results. Try developing for about 7 minutes to start and run a number of test rolls. Print on grade 3 for best results.

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Re: Neopan 400.

Postby Darkroom17 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:14 pm

Ornello wrote:
Darkroom17 wrote:Is Xtol or ID11 a good choice for N400 or would Rodinal be better?
I want to take photos of outdoor sports this summer and want a fast, but sharp film with tight grain. Would Delta 400 or Tmax 400 be a better choice. :?:
Neopan 400 is an excellent film. I would suggest good ol' D-76 1:1. Try ISO 250-320 for best results. Try developing for about 7 minutes to start and run a number of test rolls. Print on grade 3 for best results.
Would that be for multigrade paper with a number 3 filter or actual grade 3 paper :?: Is is not supposed to be grade 2 :?:

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Re: Neopan 400.

Postby Ornello » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:45 pm

Darkroom17 wrote:
Ornello wrote:
Darkroom17 wrote:Is Xtol or ID11 a good choice for N400 or would Rodinal be better?
I want to take photos of outdoor sports this summer and want a fast, but sharp film with tight grain. Would Delta 400 or Tmax 400 be a better choice. :?:
Neopan 400 is an excellent film. I would suggest good ol' D-76 1:1. Try ISO 250-320 for best results. Try developing for about 7 minutes to start and run a number of test rolls. Print on grade 3 for best results.
Would that be for multigrade paper with a number 3 filter or actual grade 3 paper :?: Is is not supposed to be grade 2 :?:
Well you need to use some reference, such as Galerie #3. Then match the contrast of the VC paper to that.


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