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New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 am
by Keith Tapscott.

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:31 pm
by Ornello
I'm hoping for a 400-speed Neopan resurrection....

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:27 pm
by pirateoversixty
Didn't use a lot of it, but never could get a handle on it. Did use a lot of Neopan 400. Would certainly welcome its return rather than Acros.

Jim

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:43 pm
by Ornello
pirateoversixty wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Didn't use a lot of it, but never could get a handle on it. Did use a lot of Neopan 400. Would certainly welcome its return rather than Acros.

Jim
Yep, me too!

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:47 pm
by pirateoversixty
Granted, Acros did have some favorable characteristics going for it, probably the one most appreciated was its reciprocity, favored by low-lite shooters. Also, fine grain. Many 400-speed films today, including Neopan 400, if handled correctly, could almost equal Acros in apparent grain. There are quite a few 400 films available today, some good, some very good, and I doubt if there is much room left for another one.
Jim

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 pm
by Ornello
pirateoversixty wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Granted, Acros did have some favorable characteristics going for it, probably the one most appreciated was its reciprocity, favored by low-lite shooters. Also, fine grain. Many 400-speed films today, including Neopan 400, if handled correctly, could almost equal Acros in apparent grain. There are quite a few 400 films available today, some good, some very good, and I doubt if there is much room left for another one.
Jim

Yeah, but the tones are fantastic!

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:24 am
by Keith Tapscott.
Perhaps Fuji will reintroduce Neopan 400 if there is enough interest. Kodak recently began producing T-MAX 3200 again.

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:11 am
by pirateoversixty
Don't really understand why 3200 was brought back. By my estimation, that is really really a niche film. Have not read very much about the new incarnation, but would hope that it is significantly changed from the old. Anyway, I doubt that I will ever get to try as my photography has drastically tapered off in the last seven years, and I have turned into a care-giver for my wife who is battling cancer. I would like to get my Rollei 2.8f cla'd, but I couldn't justify the expense, considering how little I would use it.

It is encouraging that some manufacturers are (re)introducing product back into the mix. Hope springs eternal for some of us who have kept the faith.
Jim

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:20 pm
by Ornello
pirateoversixty wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:11 am
Don't really understand why 3200 was brought back. By my estimation, that is really really a niche film. Have not read very much about the new incarnation, but would hope that it is significantly changed from the old. Anyway, I doubt that I will ever get to try as my photography has drastically tapered off in the last seven years, and I have turned into a care-giver for my wife who is battling cancer. I would like to get my Rollei 2.8f cla'd, but I couldn't justify the expense, considering how little I would use it.

It is encouraging that some manufacturers are (re)introducing product back into the mix. Hope springs eternal for some of us who have kept the faith.
Jim
I have shot some of it; it's quite good, true speed is about ISO 800. It's finer-grained and sharper than Ilford's Delta.

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:43 pm
by pirateoversixty
Never tested Neopan 400 for true speed, but exposed at 400, both 35 and 120, it always met my needs. If exposed at true 800, wouldn't a Neopan, UFX 400, Pancro 400, or HP5+ give a finer grain, if appropriately processed? I know the "pushed film drill," but an approximate one stop under isn't that much, unless you are hypercritical.
jim

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:16 pm
by Ornello
pirateoversixty wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Never tested Neopan 400 for true speed, but exposed at 400, both 35 and 120, it always met my needs. If exposed at true 800, wouldn't a Neopan, UFX 400, Pancro 400, or HP5+ give a finer grain, if appropriately processed? I know the "pushed film drill," but an approximate one stop under isn't that much, unless you are hypercritical.
jim
I don't understand your question.

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:11 am
by pirateoversixty
wouldn't a 400 speed film underexposed by one stop give finer grain than 3200 exposed at 800?

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:33 pm
by Ornello
pirateoversixty wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:11 am
wouldn't a 400 speed film underexposed by one stop give finer grain than 3200 exposed at 800?
No, but but grain is not the only issue. Underexposure looks like crap.