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Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by sperera, Aug 10, 2009.
what does Fuji recommend as developer for Fuji Acros 100????
Fuji Yes, Fuji also has black and white films. Neopan 100 Across is an ultra-high quality ISO 100 film. Recommended developers are Microfine, Fujidol, and Super Fujidol-L.
Neopan 400 is a high quality ISO 400 film. Recommended developers are Super Prodol or Fujidol.
Neopan 1600 is a 1600 ISO film. Recommended developers are Super Prodol, Fujidol, or Microfine.
I believe that fuji recommends either microfine or super prodol. Unfortunately, these two developers (fuji products) are hard to come by outside of Japan.
In my opinion, Acros is quite a versatile film and Ive gotten excellent results with both Ilford ID-11 and Kodak XTOL.
I've got great results with my Across 100 in Rodinal 1+50....
I've gotten nice results in Ilford DDX.
For grainless smooth tones Fab for portrait, try perceptol Stock 12mins 30" at 20'C
Ilford also list ID11 Stock 6 mins 45" @ 20'C
The eaisest film to process. A fine quality product.
Back a year or so ago when this site was Megaperls, I bought 10 packets of Microfine from them. It took a couple of weeks to arrive in the United States, but I was very pleased with the results with Acros 100. You can find them now at:
I recently developed a roll of Acros in 120 format in Xtol 1+1 and I liked how it turned out.
I've never had an issue with D-76, give it all a try!
Anyone develop fuji fillms in D23?
I'm in love with Neopan 400 and Acros in 120. I just switched to D23 and have my 35mm film speeds all dialed in with it. Since my medium format cameras don't have meters, arriving at a desired developing time is a bit of a long process.
sounds good to me im gonna try this out and get back here with results........i have a roll with a particularly important shoot i want to make look great.....
I used ID11 which is the opposite side of the same coin. It worked well.
I like Acros 100 in simple box cameras as it has bags of latitude, and can cope with mega overexposure as well and still get a printable decent negative.
I think its an often overlooked film that surprises people with its versatility. You have to do something really stupid to get a duff result
I used XTOL undiluted at 74ºF for 5 minutes and 15 seconds based on 68ºF [20ºC] for 8 minutes.
Maybe where you live, but I find myself surrounded by Acros lovers who like it more than I do.
I tried to follow Fuji's recommendations, but as previously mentioned you just can't find Fuji developer easily outside of Japan. Not being keen on breaking into yet another chemical anyway, I used D-76 and was very happy with my results. I generally favor higher contrast negatives, but I keep Acros around for the occasions that call for its mellowness.
FX39 for me. I'm still fairly new to Fuji BW films, but am loving them.
A lot of the Fuji materials are available in the UK, and my personal feeling is that as a country the range we get is only second to Japan. Certainly the C41 neopan has been here a lot longer officially than in the US market.
However, you do have to specifically plan to obtain it, even if that is just ordering it online, and waiting a few days for the post
If I want a couple of rolls of B&W from the nearest camera store, and I'm not too concerned about brand, the default choice is Ilford, as that is stocked everywhere
If you can get Super-Prodol it's quite nice: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/65097-acros-thoughts-7.html#post846389
I've done it in SP, Microfine, D-76, ID-11 & HC-110 and it's been nice in all of them.
I've developed the sheet film (4x5 & 8x10) in Pyrocat-HD and liked what I got.
Two extreme counterparts for developing Fuji Acros 100:
Rodinal 1+50 (iso 64)
CG-512 (RLS) 1+4 (iso 50)
In CG-512 you can't find any grain of the film. It's like an iso 25 film, amazing but iso 50 only.
In Rodinal the film has high acutance and sharpness. When using it in medium format the grain is also neglectible.
When you like the sharpness you can also try Beutler A+B, 1+1+10 on box speed. Also a very good combination.