Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/05/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] another new kid - reply
From: "Gareth Jolly" <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 20:06:06 +1000

If you like Tri-X, try Fuji Neopan 1600.  It has a finer grain than Delta
3200 and a feel to the prints I'd associate more with a traditional (i.e
older) 400 film, like Tri-X.  I'm told it has a similar response curve to
Tri-X.  Not as good to print as Tri-X, though, in my limited experience of
it.  Better than TMax 3200, though.

I'd develop in Xtol, probably rating the film at a little less than 1600.
I've had good results rating it at 1200, diluted 1:1, developing for around
7 minutes.

Gareth Jolly

Sydney, Australia

>>I love D3200, finding that it gives me nice printable (scannable)
>that I was unable to obtain with TMZ. I rate it at 1200 and develop in XTOL
>stock for 7 to 71/2 minutes at 20C/68F. Bob Bedwell (also here on the
>prefers a shorter development time of 61/2 minutes.
>NASEN Dave Purchase wrote:
>> Folks,
>> Long to Leica, new to the list, and recently returned to photography
>> several years, I have a few questions if you have the time.
>> 1.  My standard film has been tri x at EI 250 in HC 110 dil b, I now need
>> b&w at EI 800-1000.  I suspect that Delta 3200 would be a good first
>> but my copy of Anchell and Troop's Cookbook does not list it.  Any
>> film/developer/time suggestions?