neopan ss? : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

i recently included a roll of this with a film order but have heard nothing about it (it's iso 100 b&w film)

i'm wondering what kind of personality it has to help me in deciding when to shoot it, is it very contrasty, grainy, how the acutance, etc...? what do yall use it for? special purposes or general shooting?

at $2 a roll (b&h) i'm hoping this could be a hidden treasure...


ps- is d76 good with this?

-- Joe H (, February 28, 2001


I bought several rolls of "SS" to try, and after the first, I gave the rest away. I found it very unexceptional and fairly contrasty. If you want to use D-76, I'd dilute it as least 1:1 to try to give SS some tonal scale.

-- Brian Hinther (, February 28, 2001.

Unless you are REALLY short of cash, FP4+ at $2.69 a roll is a much better bet. I've shot SS a few times and never really liked the results.

Maybe it could be good (or at least better) with the right processing, but since it's no longer made as far as I know, it doesn't seem worth experimenting with.

-- Bob Atkins (, February 28, 2001.

Neopan 100 SS is an older techology film very much like Kodak's Plus- X. It doesn't incorporate very much new technology from the T-grain films like FP4+ does. I suspect it's scarcity in the US & it's low price reflects it's value.



-- Duane K (, March 01, 2001.

Treat Fuji SS 100 like Agfa 100. I estimate that it's true speed is more like 80 than 100. I've not bothered to test it. Ilford materials are so much better that I rarely test a film unless it shows promise (which SS plainly does not.)

-- Michael D Fraser (, March 09, 2001.

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