Which current emulsion is most like Fuji Neopan 400?
Old 07-13-2019   #1
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Which current emulsion is most like Fuji Neopan 400?

I just loved the grain structure of Fuji Neopan 400. Call me crazy, but it just did it for me. I know it has been out of production for a little while now, but I am getting ready to dip my toe back in the film development pool . . .

Any thoughts on this? I may just start rolling ILFORD Delta 400 again . . .
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It is still possible to get fresh Neopan on Ebay.
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I was pretty gutted when they announced that Neopan 400 was going away. I loved that stuff. Second favorite film after Agfa APX 400. I think I might have cried when Agfa went out of business, I ain't gonna lie.

Tri-X would be the obvious choice. Eastman 5222 is a touch slower and you have to give it generous development because it is pretty flat, but it is a contender too. HP5 is a little cleaner than Neopan. In Rodinal Neopan and 5222 are really close.

I have never been a fan of Tri-X. Not sure why. I have used a ton of Eastman 5222 over the years and I get along with that pretty well. Currently I am using 5222 because I have a ton of it and got it cheap, but when i run out of that I am planning on just using HP5. That will always be around.

Foma isn't really the same. Much grainier and has a glow. I haven't tried the other ones like Bergger and Orwo.

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Neopan 400 wasn't T-grained was it? Perhaps Kentmere 400 would come close.
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The ORWO N74 seems pretty similar, tho I never shot a lot of Neopan 400. Slightly flat, but generous detail. Likely to be a bit grainier
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It is still possible to get fresh Neopan on Ebay.
I'm sure all Neopan 400 has expired by now.
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I was pretty gutted when they announced that Neopan 400 was going away.
Same here...absolutely gutted when Fujifilm backstabbed customers by discontinuing this great film. I shoot HP5+ now as a replacement.
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I still have quite a few rolls (even in 120) in my freezer.
I landed on Tri-X as the alternative.


They are very close as far as I remember the discussions at the time.
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