I thought its uses c-41 process like normal negative film :sweat:
Do u hv any idea which shop got provide service to develop fuji neopan 400?
Jus went to 2 photo shops at west side for processing, but was told dat they dun provide black n white film processing
So there's a big difference between 'neopan 400' n 'neopan 400cn'
Dats the problem when i didnt catch the important word ''CN'' while reading AP magazine on topic black n white
N thought dat kodak n ilford r the only B/W company
Glad to see that people are still shooting film these days
I have tried using different types of films for some of my works, especially for weddings. The Kodak B&W TCN tends to scan better than the Ilford Xp2 super, but if you're planning to print on silver halide paper, Ilford is the way to go because it doesn't have the orange mask which makes it damn hard to print (imagine, setting contrast to 4 - 4.5 and still look flat).
With the quantum leap in ink jet technology, there are many folks that scans their B&W negatives and have them printed on machines like the Epson pro series... many have choosen this path even for exhibition prints or prints sold to collectors... I personally know it because I've been printing B&W for photographers who are selling these prints to hotels and collectors for $500 a piece.
Compared to colour lab prints, the ink jet paper is gives DEAD neutral blacks and unless you put it next to a fibre-based silver halide print, you can't tell
Jeff Ascough is one of the best wedding photographers in the world. But he mostly shoots with a Canon 1DMkII nowadays, though he has said he is hanging on to his Noctilux in anticipation of the Digital M.
LSKC: true that he shoots with a 1D2 these days, but his portfolio that consists mainly of B&W were shot on film... Kodak pro website has some of his shots done on the Kodak 400CN BW and his noct and 35lux (one of those spokesperson thingy lah).
I have used the kodak 400 Cn and the Neopan 400, and the kodak seems to be much finer and the grains for the Neopan is quite apparent even for bright daylight shots. I am no pro so did not ask the lady in the shop in Peninsula when I collect my prints, thought i have underexposed my shots and she was just trying to boost it up.
Is grains the characterisitcs of bw films other then C41 types?
It's not just limited to Neopan 400. Typically, when you send in your film for developing (normally HP5, FP4 & PANF+ for me) or for printing, it takes abt a week to be ready. Ruby send out the films/negs for developing and printing, so the Uncle probably drops by once or twice a week.