Neopan

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The Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros B/W film 35mm
Neopan 100 Acros
MakerFujifilm
Speed100/21°
TypeB&W print
ProcessGelatin-silver
Format135, 120, Sheet film
Exposure
latitude
±2½ stops
ApplicationGeneral purpose, Sports, Daylight
DiscontinuedOctober 2018[1]
Neopan 100 SS
MakerFujifilm
Speed100/21°
TypeB&W print
ProcessGelatin-silver
Format135
ApplicationGeneral purpose
Discontinued2011
Fujifilm Neopan 400 black and white film for 35mm cameras
Neopan 400
MakerFujifilm
Speed400/27°
TypeB&W print
ProcessGelatin-silver
Format135, 120
Exposure
latitude
±2½ stops
ApplicationGeneral purpose, Sports, Low light
Discontinued2013[2]
Picture taken with the Fuji Neopan 400
The Fujifilm Neopan 1600 B/W film for 35mm cameras
Neopan 1600
MakerFujifilm
Speed1600/33°
TypeB&W print
ProcessGelatin-silver
Format135
Exposure
latitude
±2 stops
ApplicationGeneral purpose, Sports, Low light, Night
Discontinued2010
Neopan 400CN
MakerFujifilm
Speed400/27°
TypeB&W print
ProcessC-41
Format135, 120
ApplicationGeneral purpose, chromogenic

Neopan is a family of black-and-white films from Japanese manufacturer Fujifilm. Only one emulsion remains in production in 2018; Neopan 400CN, a C-41 process chromogenic film which is only sold in the UK in 135 and 120 formats. Neopan 100 Acros, the last traditional black and white film produced by Fujifilm, was discontinued in April 2018 with stock expected to last to October 2018. In December 2018 only 135 format stock remains on sale.[1]

Neopan 100 Acros[edit]

Acros is a brandname for an ISO 100 speed professional ortho-panchromatic black-and-white photographic film for portraits, landscape, architectural subjects and product photography. It uses fuji color film technology to give high sharpness and fine grain. The film is particularly suited for night and long exposure photography due to its reciprocity characteristics: it does not require adjustments for exposures shorter than 120 seconds, and only requires a ½ stop of compensation for exposures between 120 and 1000 seconds.[3] The film was produced in 135, 120 and Sheet film formats.

Sheet film (4x5" & 8x10") was discontinued in October 2017 with stock expected to last to May 18.[4] Discontinuation of the remaining 135 and 120 formats was announced in April 2018 with effect from October 2018 [1] together with all Fujifilm black and white photopapers. However 120 format was already widely sold out by June 2018.

Neopan 100 SS[edit]

Neopan 100 SS was an easy to use 100 ISO medium speed, fine grain, ortho-panchromatic film with a wide exposure latitude. Sold in Asian and selected markets, parallel import elsewhere. It was produced for 35mm cameras and discontinued in 2011[5]

Neopan 400 Professional (Presto)[edit]

Neopan 400 Professional ('Presto' in Japan) was a high speed, black and white negative film with an ISO speed of 400 for action and press photography. It was produced for 35mm and medium format cameras and discontinued in 2013. [6]

Neopan 1600 Professional (Super Presto)[edit]

Neopan 1600 Professional ('Super Presto' in Japan) was an ultra high speed panchromatic film with E.I. 1600 for sports, journalism, stage shows and low light situations. It offers the same development time as Neopan 400 to enable the films to be processed together. It was produced for 35mm cameras and discontinued in 2009.

Neopan 400CN[edit]

Neopan 400CN is a ISO 400 General purpose C-41 process chromogenic B&W film on a triacetate base. Ilford were Fujis partners for this film which has therefore similar characteristics to Ilford XP2 plus. Only sold in UK as at 2018. Formats: 135, 120.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c https://www.casualphotophile.com/2018/03/30/fujifilm-to-discontinue-acros-100-film-in-october-2018/
  2. ^ "Fujifilm Discontinues Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X Slide Film". PetaPixel. 2013. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  3. ^ "Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros Datasheet" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  4. ^ https://petapixel.com/2017/10/27/fujifilm-killing-off-films-2018-things-look-grim/
  5. ^ http://fujifilm.jp/support/filmandcamera/download/pack/pdf/datasheet/ff_neopanss135_001e.pdf
  6. ^ https://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/07/20/bad-news-fujifilm-discontinues-neopan-400-and-provia-400x/
  7. ^ https://www.silverprint.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Fuji-Neopan-400-CN1.pdf

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