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30 year old Neopan 400 on Zorki 3M
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:51 am    Post subject: 30 year old Neopan 400 on Zorki 3M Reply with quote

I was given a few rolls of 30 year old neopan 400 the other day.
Here are a few shots from Zorki 3M and Jupiter 8.
Tom


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WoooooW the third one is really terrific. Like 1 Like 1 Like 1


PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the kind words.
First time I have used Neopan 400 and maybe its age is against it, but it finished much grainier than I thought it would.
I have a little more and will try it again.
Tom


PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have excellent results, the film has gotten granier as it ages seems. I really miss Neopan 400, it used to be my favorite film and I still have some stashed away


PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Jussi.
Here are a couple more.
Tom

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Klaus.
I have concluded that the mono conversion in NIK is causing most of the grain.
Here is a shot from LR without NIK.
Much smoother
Tom


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's actually amazing how stable negative film is, especially when frozen. I guess we don't have to be worried about the availability of film 30 years from now.
Did you expose these at 400? Any change to development to compensate for age?


PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teemō wrote:
It's actually amazing how stable negative film is, especially when frozen. I guess we don't have to be worried about the availability of film 30 years from now.
Did you expose these at 400? Any change to development to compensate for age?


No, Teemo, I exposed at box speed and used Ilford Peceptol developer.
Development was 20minutes at 3:1 and 20 degrees C
The negatives came out quite thin and needed help after scanning from LR and NIK to bring out the tones that I wanted.
I should have perhaps used a different developer or given a longer development time. This was my first roll of Neopan so it was a suck it and see exercise for me.
Also, I am unsure of the accuracy of the shutter on my old Zorki 3M. The images definitely look underexposed.
I have a couple more rolls and will use a different camera whose speeds I trust.
All good fun
Tom


PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more from this roll - taken in extremely low light at f2 and the film was still underexposed.
This is the best I can get out of it
Tom


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. A usable result, all things considered!