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Fujifilm Neopan 1600 Black and White Film
A high-speed, ISO 1600 black-and-white film. Designed for rapid auto-processing, processing time is equal to that of Neopan 400, allowing the two films to be processed simultaneously. Ultra-high speed black and white film. Push processing capability to EI 3200. Available in 135-36 exposure rolls. Adaptable to a wide range of speeds with excellent push/pull characteristics.
Submitted by Daniel Metts a Expert
Date Reviewed: April 10, 2011
Strengths: verry sharp, very contrasty, very nice grain. This film is great.
Weaknesses: It is no longer being made, It has no weakness for a 1600 35mm black and white flim.
The first time I used this film I was blown away by the sharpness, the grain, and the contras. This film in 35mm zsize is much better that Ilford 3200 in 120 size. It has better grain structures, it is grainy but much more pleaseing than the Ilford 3200 120. I have no idea why fuji stoped making this film. But for my money I will use it over the ilford 3200 or kodak 3200 as long as I can get it.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $10.00
Purchased At: internet seller
Similar Products Used: Ilford 3200, Kodak 3200, tir-x pushed to 1600 (good also).
Type of photography: Fine Art
Submitted by minoltalover89 a Expert
Date Reviewed: July 12, 2009
Strengths: Low Grain for ISO 1600, Makes good prints at even 11x14, has that wonderful Neopan look
Weaknesses: None that I have experienced
This film is amazing. I've never seen a 1600 ISO film like this! I bought it originally thinking it was going to have a lot of grain but upon printing I discovered that it had amazingly low grain for its speed, even comparible to the 400 Neopan! It looks great when printed at 8x10 and even at 11x14! Of course, it also has the wonderful look of Fujifilm Neopan film.
Since that first roll I have used this film many times and wouldn't use anything else in low light situations. Go forth and try it out, you will not be dissapointed!
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Submitted by agp a Expert
Date Reviewed: June 15, 2005
Strengths: Great sharpness. Obviously the speed.
This is the first film review I have written. I have just developed my third roll of this film, always using XTOL neat for 5.75 minutes. I remember first using films of ISO 400 in the 1960s. This is at least equivalent quality - probably better. No-one expects a film of this speed to be perfect, and such an expectation woul;d be unrealistic. The negs out of the developed almost make me gasp (how sad is that?), and they scan really well.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Similar Products Used: None of this speed. Used to uprate Tri-X. No competition!
Type of photography: Outdoor
Submitted by Heinz Anderle a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: February 26, 2005
Strengths: True 1000 ASA with low grain and excellent sharpness. Well scannable, if properly exposed.
Weaknesses: High contrast in general; low sensitivity in the far red. Susceptible to overdevelopment (as may be done at a commercial lab).
Although not perfect due to high contrast, the only real choice for b/w available light photography without push processing since true sensitivity is ~ 1000 ASA. For daylight outdoor photography, Neopan 400 or Delta 400 give smoother tonality. Superior to T-Max 400 for indoor photography because of the higher sensitivity at same graininess.
Duration Product Used: 11-20 years
Price Paid: $5.00
Purchased At: (price in Euros)
Similar Products Used: Neopan 400, T-Max 400 (old), Delta 400, Superia 1600
Type of photography: People
Submitted by Ruben Bittermann a Professional from Jerusalem
Date Reviewed: July 23, 2003
Strengths: I have not tested pulling Neopan 1600 to 800, or pushing it to 3200. So far.
I did a nice test for the ISO 1600 territory that may interest the reader. I printed 4 prints by the size of 24 x 30 cm from 4 different films rated by me as 1600: Tri-X, Tmax400, Tmax3200 (i.e. "pulling), and Neopan 1600.
All films where processed accurately (my own times) with Tmax developer.
Then I glued all 4 prints on a white board for straightforward comparison. Most of the photographers that have seen my test, me including, agree that the Neopan print is the best.
The following best is controversial: Tri-X for its rich tones and contrast, or Tmax 400 film (pushed to 1600) for its finer grain.
No controversy that Tmax3200 pushed to 1600 is the worst far and large.
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Purchased At: Jerusalem
Type of photography: Other
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