I don’t shoot Fuji Neopan Acros as much as I used to, probably because bulk orders of Agfaphoto’s APX100 fill my fridge with 100 ASA film. However, rummaging around there a week ago I found a forgotten roll from last year and decided to give it another try – glad I did!
All shots taken on an Olympus OM2N using the famous Zuiko 24mm f2.8 lens tested earlier, at 100ASA. The roll was developed in Ilford’s ID11 using stock solution.
Dev times are short in ID11 – 6 mins 45 seconds in stock solution making the process seem quite quick – I’m used to 12 minutes or more using my standard dilute 1+50 Rodinal.
The results show Acros to be a well-behaved, fine-grained film which handles strong lighting conditions nicely – definitely recommended. As a general purpose emulsion it’s perfect – I’ll be ordering a few more rolls to go with the much less contrasty APX100.
Next time I use it I’ll try to remember to use Rodinal as the developer, but I’m favouring ID11 more recently as it produces such clean negatives with no noticeable loss of sharpness.