Pushing Fuji Neopan

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Has anyone tried to push Fuji neopan 1600 to 6400 ? What type of developer did you use and time ? I needed the extra stops becuase of conditions and no flash available . I was thinking T-max for 10 minutes @ 72 degrees. Any suggestion

-- luis (avatar@theriver.com), May 06, 1999


Response to film

Hi. I wouldn't dare to push Neopan to 6400. In my opinion, its real speed is around ISO 1000 ( based only on visual inspection). However if the film is allready exposed, your suggestion is probably good, but expect high contrast and large grain. Alternatively, try Microphen. You can visit Ilford's vebsite and check the times. Evgeni.

-- Evgeni Poptoshev (evgeni.poptoshev@surfchem.kth.se), May 07, 1999.

Response to film

If this film is important, you might try developing it with a dilute solution, such as Xtol 1:2. I have found that dilution to give nice results with Tmax 400 at ASA 1600 (30min, 68F). You could expose a couple of rolls of Neopan and run some tests before trying it with the important roll.

-- Brian C. Miller (brianm@ioconcepts.com), June 11, 1999.

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