Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/07

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Subject: [Leica] Neopan
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 07:42:58 -0500

on 7/1/01 12:11 am, Jesse Hellman at wrote:

> While many on the LUG use Neopan 1600, I found years ago that it gave
> much bigger grain than I got with Tri-X. Now I use TMZ at 1600 in Xtol
> and the grain is less Why is Neopan preferred?

Neopan 1600 is a true 1600, unlike most other high speed films which are
around 1000 or 1200 and have to be pushed to reach their nominal speeds. In
other words you get more shadow detail. Plus it has excellent tonality as
it's an old-fashioned thick emulsion. Grain is very sharp and not at all
objectionable. Try it... you might like it! I did.
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Johnny Deadman