Fujicolor Neopan 400CN is a fast, fine grain black & white film designed
for general use, but particularly the wedding and portrait market. As it is
a chromogenic film, the dyes that arise during development are formed in exactly
the same way as those in colour negative film. This means that both colour and
black & white film can be processed through the same chemistry at the same
Fuji claim the film offers an unobtrusive grain level and has a wide exposure
latitude which allows the user to select the film speed appropriate to the job
without any significant loss in quality and without altering the processing
times. It is recommended that the film be rated between ISO 100 and ISO 800
to achieve optimum results. However, regardless of the film speed chosen, standard
C41 processing is recommended.
As the film is designed with the needs of the social photographer in mind,
Fuji say it produces excellent highlight and shadow detail giving enhanced contrast
for optimum black & white print quality. The film produces superb final
results when printed on either black & white or colour paper.
Neopan 400CN will be available in the summer 2003 in 35mm and 120 formats.