Neopan SS vs Acros

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by UC, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. UC

    UC Guest

    Anyone have any experience with both of the Fuji 100 ISO films?
    Apparently Fuji is still making the older SS emulsion. I picked some up
    yesterday with dating of 9-2007!
     
    UC, Oct 9, 2005
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  2. The Neopan ss is a good old school film, and the Acros is similar to
    D100 or Tmax. What sets Acros apart from most other films is it's
    reciprocity characteristics requiring much less exposure compensation
    for long exposures.

    Regards.

    Bob McCarthy
     
    theyankeesnapper, Oct 16, 2005
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  3. UC

    UC Guest

    I ran a test yesterday using Neopan SS against FP4 Plus.

    The FP4 Plus is just a bit finer-grained, but about a stop faster. The
    correct exposure for the SS was 1/125 sec @ f/8. The FP4 negative that
    gave a virtually identical print was exposed at 1/250 sec. Both films
    were developed together in the same tank, in Paterson FX-39 developer.
    The contrast is, for all intents and purposes, identical.
     
    UC, Oct 17, 2005
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  4. UC

    UC Guest

    I saw some SS in a local shop for $3.99/roll. FP4 sells for about $5.
    It seems that the FP4 is indeed the better film, and well worth the
    difference.
     
    UC, Oct 27, 2005
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