[PICS] Buzz meets Neopan 1600

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by jimkramer, Mar 21, 2008.

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    Helen Guest

    I also like #4. Those puppy eyes are heartbreakers. Were you duck
    hunting Jim? Or did Buzz nab a duck on his own?
    Helen, Mar 21, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    I also like #4. Those puppy eyes are heartbreakers. Were you duck
    hunting Jim? Or did Buzz nab a duck on his own?

    We were at a retriever practice day. It's a real duck. but frozen mostly
    solid. I like to shoot things with a camera and targets with a bow or a 22,
    but I never saw the sport in hunting, and I never haven't had enough money
    to buy what I needed to eat.
    jimkramer, Mar 21, 2008
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    Helen Guest

    Good for you Jim! You are a good man!
    I know I'll raise some issues with others but I could never see the
    sport in hunting. I shoot things with a camera.
    Helen, Mar 21, 2008
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    Nice. Not sure why you say "I wish I could say the same for
    the Neopan 1600". Hard to tell based on internet sized
    crops, but it looks to me that it has still maintained
    plenty of detail, and done a pretty good job of holding
    shadow and highlight detail. Can't say that I'd be confident
    of getting a result this good from any other similar speed
    B&W film, or by pushing a lower speed film.
    Out of curiosity - what developer and time? I assume these
    are scans of the negs (frontier?) - the grain looks
    different to what you get when you scan a print.
    Doug Jewell, Mar 22, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    The original scans were done with a Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED @ 4000DPI
    in 16 bit grayscale.

    In order, the crops you see were downsized sized

    Both Tmax 3200 and Delta 3200, shot at 1600, in my opinion, would have
    resolved better detail and maintained a wider latitude, These were
    comparable to HP5+ 400 pushed 2 stops. My personal experience is that the
    HP5+ would have not held the blacks as well, but there would be more detail
    in the highlights.

    Developed in D-76 at the recommended time.

    I admit this was my first roll of Neopan 1600 and that I have 3 more rolls
    to shoot before they "expire" in August. I intentionally shot this as a
    test roll and shot in as varied conditions as I could, but across the board
    I was somewhat disappointed with the results. But I now understand why Fuji
    doesn't make a 3200 speed film. :)

    There is a full sized scan under the Eno River post I did not too long ago
    if you want to see a full sized scan. There is an index page under
    "contact" in link above.

    jimkramer, Mar 22, 2008
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    Hmmm... I wonder if development is the issue here. I
    normally use Ilford LC29. I agree that HP5 pushed would give
    more highlight but not hold the blacks as well. IME pushed
    HP5 is grainier than Neopan1600 too. IME TMZ3200 has very
    soft contrast, and doesn't hold fine detail in the golf-ball
    sized grain (which is one thing I love about TMZ - but you
    have to pick the right subject). Haven't given Delta a go,
    so not sure what it is like.
    I'll see if I can dig out some of my Neopan 1600 shots and
    post a link to compare with.
    I've mainly used Neopan 1600 indoors at night. For that sort
    of thing I was very impressed with it's candid portrait
    ability - definitely better than pushed HP5. I like TMZ for
    high-key classical portraits because of the look the grain
    gives. Printed on low-contrast paper I've got some gorgeous
    results from TMZ. But then I guess it's all in your
    personal preference.
    Doug Jewell, Mar 23, 2008
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