Fujifilm Neopan 400 Black and White Film

4.57/5 (14 Reviews)


  • Film Type35mm
    ColorBlack & White
    Film Speed400 ASA
    Positive / NegativeNegative
    Exposures36 Exposures/Pictures
    PackagingConsumer
    Units in Package1
    MPN02302405

Product Description

An ISO 400 black-and-white film offering extraordinary sharpness, fine grain, and wide exposure latitude. Fujifilm Neopan 400 Professional film is a black & white film capable of attaining superior image results from high-speed film characteristics. High-speed black and white film with superior image quality. Push processing capability to EI 1600. Available in 35mm and 120 formats. Extremely fine grain, excellent sharpness.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russ a Professional

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2011

Strengths:    
Beautiful range of tones and very fine grain.


Weaknesses:    
Seriously, there are none. If you need the speed of a 400 film, this it it!


Bottom Line:   

This is my second review of this film. And my opinion has not changed. It is by far, the best 400 speed B/W film made. I soup it in X-Tol, and get wonderful results. But, I've seen it souped in D-76, Rodinal, etc, with equally nice results. If you burn a roll of this film, you'll quickly abandon Tri-X and HP-5. Also, the grain structure is somewhat similar to IIford's Delta 400. With this film, you get wonderful and beautiful tonality, and fine grain!

Russ
Quiet Light Photgrahy

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   Tri-X, HP-5, etc.



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by truck a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2005

Strengths:    hmmm... as i said its not bad but fuji has better

Weaknesses:    a lot... could have been wrongly developped, i dont know

Bottom Line:   
used it only once, but i don't think i'll do it again. it's nothing bad, or anything it's just that i exoected something better. could have been sharper, less grainy and more contrasty. (maybe developping was screwed up) ill stick with ilford.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   fuji store, hungary



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NickTrop a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2005

Strengths:    Put away your critical grain focuser if using 120 version. This stuff is almost grainless.

Sharp!

Rich blacks. Black is black, not dark grey.

A unique aesthetic.

A little cheaper than other name-brands in 120. Good value.

Good latitude...

Laugh if you will, but this has a better spool "technology" than Iflord or Kodak 120s that my camera seems to like (more even frame spacing...)


Weaknesses:    Has a Tri-X-y look that might not be suited to all subjects...

This is a "cold" film that might not be to everyone's preference.

Negatives might be a little more prone to scratches, so be gentle with them.

HP5 might have a slightly better tonal range


Bottom Line:   
Very sharp film that gives dark, rich blacks and has a steeley coldness to it - a good thing. Grain is practically non-existent in medium format. Looks a bit like Tri-X, sans the grain, but has a look all of its own.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $2.00

Purchased At:   Freestyle

Similar Products Used:   HP5

Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ugi a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2004

Strengths:    sharpness
exposure latitude
strong blacks
PRICE


Weaknesses:    not all pro shops stock it

Bottom Line:   
This has quickly become my favorite black and white film. It really hits on all cylinders - sharpness, nice tonality, very forgiving, and a very affordable price.

I think of Neopan as having a very 'modern' look -- very black blacks and razor sharp. It is a contrast to, say, Ilford HP5 Plus, which has a more classical, creamy look to it.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   AIM Color

Similar Products Used:   Ilford Delta 100 and 400, HP5 Plus, Kodak T-Max 100 and 400, Tri-X, Plus-X, Fuji Acros 100



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreas Genz a Expert from Berlin

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2003

Strengths:    gray-tones, price, always on stock in Berlin

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I am using this film since more than 5 years. It is my favortie black and white film. The gray-tones are simular to Tri X, but the Neopan is sharper.I tried T Max but did not like the gray scale. I develop the Neopan in X Tol 1+1 and got very stable resuts over the years.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Berlin

Similar Products Used:   Tri X, T Max

Type of photography:   Fine Art



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