Neopan 400 in Microphen 1+3 - time?

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Hello friends,

today I shot a roll of Neopan 400 at 640 ASA - a portrait work in studio, halogen light, developed in Diafine 4.5+4.5 min. This combo works perfectly - almost no grain, excellent compensation and skin halftones!! I wonder for how long should I develop Neo 400 in Microphen 1+3, when I want more contrast than Diafine gives me? Strangely enough, the Massive Dev Chart does not have this time... anyone using it, please? :smile:

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Ilford's pdf file called Powder Developers shows a time for Neopan400 at 400 for Microphen 1+3. They suggest 9 minutes at 20degC, for what it's worth.

Neopan does quite well in dilute developers, so it might be a good choice. Please let us know if you try it.

The pdf is at:

http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/pdf/powder_dev.pdf
 
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john_s said:
Neopan does quite well in dilute developers, so it might be a good choice. Please let us know if you try it.

Thanks, John!
I will post my results as soon as I get them :smile: I noticed that the Neopan should behave good in diluted developers like R09 1+60, so I wanted to develop it with 1+3 Microphen just to follow the trend :smile:

Diafine is a good choice for Neopan 400 - I didn't expect such results, really! I use my homebrew Diafine, however, so my results may be slightly different of those obtained with original product. I just had no opportunity to test it, bu tI'm quite happy with my version.

Regards from Moscow,
Zhenya
 
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