Ilford XP2 Super VS Fuji Neopan 400CN

So…. I did a film test recently that begs the question: is Fuji Neopan 400CN really just rebranded Ilford XP2 Super? This is my opinion, but it sure looks like it to me! Both films are best at EI 200 and have a very usable range from EI 50-640.

Look at the histogram- they are virtually identical! So very close, shot only a few minutes apart, any difference is attributable to the changing light outside. Hey- I still like XP2 Super… and it’s nice to know that when in the UK or Japan the 400CN is a go-to option as well.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Let The Film Testing Begin

I am heading to the Cotswolds (UK) in just over a week and running one last set of tests over the next few days…. looking at chromogenic B&W films (and converted Portra 400) compared to traditional B&W films processed in Pyro 510 (stand development)… all for the purposes of scanning.

Stay tuned!

PS- and yes that is Fuji Neopan 400CN… very hard to get here in the USA as it is not imported… made by Ilford for Fuji, based on XP2 Super but it is a different film made to Fuji Specs… time will tell.

Freezing Fuji FP 100C – One Year Later

And the Results are… Drum Roll Please…

FANTASTIC!!

Fuji FP 100 Compare Frozen to Fresh

How To:  https://figitalrevolution.com/2016/03/01/freezing-fuji-fp-100c-instant-film/

I also did shoot all the remaining film and EVERY single sheet was perfect!

No leaking anywhere!

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Have a great weekend and Viva la Revolution!

Stephen

Custom Instant Camera by Patrick Putze

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Shooting with the camera in NYC

One thing I forgot to mention in the video is just how SHARP the lens is— really makes a huge difference when working with Fuji Instax materials.

To contact Patrick visit: https://www.facebook.com/polaroidconversions

 

The End of Fuji 100c

F-You Fuji!

https://www.change.org/p/save-instant-film/u/16328075?tk=0Coo3JdjHsvtwgIOtFPhpmHJX4typsXfOYZl5HOA4U8&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

Not much more to add….  off to the cape to shoot for a few days. I’m not bringing ANY Fuji material—

Viva la Revolution- Steve

 

Saving Fuji FP-100C and Wet Plate Pack Film Shooting

A lot has changed in the last few years regarding the survival of film, photographers are now making direct appeals to manufacturers and gaining support from other shooters in a global effort to save our materials. Perfect examples of this success: Impossible Project instant materials, CineStill and their new successful Indiegogo campaign, New 55 instant material, Film Ferrania and now perhaps Fuji FP-100C, only time will tell.

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http://savepackfilm.net/

And then there is cool stuff like this video on how to shoot wet plate with your pack film camera!

Viva la Revolution- Steve