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Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II shipping November 22nd in 35mm and 120

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Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II shipping November 22nd in 35mm and 120 formats

https://emulsive.org/articles/fujifilm-neopan-100-acros-ii-shipping-november-22nd-in-35mm-and-120-formats

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Ok. I have never shot Acros and I would like to know what to expect (I have shot Tmax100 and other Kodak BW films)?

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  "The new Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II will reportedly feature “super fine” grain, excellent sharpness, and three-dimensional tone reproduction. It will also reportedly be improved over the original Acros in that it will provide sharper highlights.

Though it’s not mentioned directly in the press release, there’s hope that Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II will share the original Acros’ incredible reciprocity characteristics. Not only does Fuji mention that this new 100 ISO film will be suitable for the standard “wide range of fields,” (architectural shots, landscapes, etc.,) but they also mention night photography and long exposure astrophotography, the last of which requires excellent reciprocity characteristics."

Link:  https://www.casualphotophile.com/2019/06/10/fujifilm-neopan-acros-100-ii/

What's not not like??  

Here is an exhaustive list of 341 different developer recipes in which to develop 100 Acros II, most with examples of the resulting images:  https://filmdev.org/film/show/1016?page=1

IMHO, Acros II is a film that deserves the care and attention  of by hand developing at home, not the wham bam thank you ma'am developing routine of a commercial lab.  Here is another web page that addresses developing Fuji Acros 100 version 1.  I would expect this information to be applicable to Acros 100 version 2 also:  https://monochromnights.com/blog/2015/03/1100-rodinal-development

It's starting to sound like it's time to get out the M4-P and dust off my changing bag, developing reels and tanks! 😀

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