Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/09

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Subject: [Leica] Fuji Neopan 400
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Sat Sep 9 05:59:33 2006
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I don't think so.  I purchased some expired Neopan 400 (6/04) and processed
it yesterday, it looks very much like the stuff that doesn't expire until
07.  Many similar scenes and the same camera and lens.  Both rolls processed
at the same time in the same chemistry.  The only apparant difference is a
slightly higher fog level on the older film, and that is truly slight.

I did this experiment as I think that film availabiltiy is going to get very
spotty very soon and wanted to know how expired film would work if it was
stored in reasonable conditions.  What I purchased had been in an
airconditioned store it's whole life so it had not been baked or frozen.


On 9/9/06, Peter Dzwig <> wrote:
> All,
> I got some shots back the other day (some of which I will put up) taken on
> Neopan 400 rather than BW400CN. I was suprised the images, much deeper
> with less
> gradation between shadows and a deeper black, much more so than I
> remember. Is
> this something that others have noticed of late? has the base/recipe
> changed
> recently.
> I have another roll or two so will be interested to see what I get but I'd
> like
> your comments before I blast away!
> Peter Dzwig
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