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.
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.
A quick example of Delta 3200 at EI 800…
A. Processed in Diafine 5 minutes in A and 5 minutes in B at 70F.
B. PMK 1:2:100 at 9.5 min at 75F. 30 sec inital inversion followed by 1 inversion at each 15 sec till completed…. and YES I do do the after bath.
For more information on PMK just do a google search or search here on Figial… same for Diafine.
These are crops from a 42″ x 42″ file. The PMK has finer grain but the Diafine is def nice as well.
Viva la Revolution-
Note: Test image made with a Rolleiflex Wide TLR with #2 Rolleinar focused at 11″ @F4.