Tetenal Neofin Blue

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sirmy

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I received an order from a weel known UK mail order firm the other day. Part of the order was for Neofin Blue but a note on the invoice said it had been discontinued. Tetenal's web site makes no mention that I noticed that the developer was no longer available. Does anyone know if the developer has been discontinued or was this just a badly worded note from the mail order house?
 

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I do know that Tetenal have discontinued a number of their products. I'll speak to a couple of people in the trade to see what I can find out and report back. As a matter of interest I see you live in Sunderland, that's only about 80 miles away from me in ther borders so why don't we get together sometime.
 

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Silverprint are still listing Neofin Blue, dosn't mean they have any left of course, may be worth asking them. It will be a shame if it has been discontinued, it's a good brew.
 
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AFAIK there were two Neofins - the blue and the red.
One of them, for sure, was discontinued. never heard about both.

Do a google for Tetenal and take a look at their site.

Jorge O
 

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J&C in the banner above is also listing it.

You can also mix it yourself with this formula for the original Beutler's developer:

http://jackspcs.com/fdnb.htm

The link also contains another link to Photographer's Formulary, which sells a kit.
 

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That's a shame. I just tried Neofin Blue last year for the first time. Produced excellent results on Efke R100. High acutance with finer grain than Rodinal. Overall tonality with this film/developer combo is reminiscent of APX 100 in Rodinal.

Glad I still have a few vials left to enjoy before kissing Neofin "Blau" goodbye.

As David said, plenty of recipes for Beutler and acutance developers around.
 
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If someone want the 'Real McCoy' Edward Zimmermann posted it, directly from Beutler's book at photo.net.

Do a search for Beutler developer formulae

Jorge O

Note: I've taken a look at Tetenal's site (btw, they may be good on devs, but lousy in site design) and it's still listed.
 

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I E-mailed Tetenak UK and asked about this thread. I received the answer today as follows-- :lol:

Dear Mr Lewis,

Thank you for your recent email regarding the availability of Neofin Blue and Neofin Red developers.

Neofin Red developer was discontinued over a year ago but Neofin Blue is still available. The article number for Neofin Blue is 100126.

Kind regards,

Geoff Giles
Technical Administrator
 
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Thank heavens for that, I've just started using it and I really like the results.

How many from the north of England/Southern Scotland use this forum, perhaps we could meet up somewhere sometime.
 

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Retro Photographic also sell Neofin Blue in the UK-they advertise in B&W Photography among other places.
 
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