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

New Kodak Super 8 Camera

Very cool!

Screen shot 2016-01-05 at 3.35.28 PM

http://kodak.com/ek/us/en/consumer/products/super8/default.htm?cid=go&idhbx=super8#

“This is no longer the classic script of a war of digital versus analog,” Mr. Clarke said. “What it really is now is the complementary characteristics of both.” — Jeff Clarke, Kodak’s Chief Executive

 

The Spectacle and not the Art

After watching this video of U2 playing in disguise in Grand Central I was immediately upset that it was not until it was revealed that they were U2 that the crowd really cared about the music. It was the same music, but now the spectacle had a name and value… kinda like when you go to see the $40 million dollar Picasso at a museum– are you going to see a Picasso or the $40 million dollar painting? For most people I feel it is the latter. I also find Fallon’s remarks about supporting local artists to be right on— if you want art in your life and community you have to support it, whether it is U2, or a local painter, art enriches our lives and makes life worth living.