Mourning the passing of a great film ._. RIP Fuji Neopan Presto 400 120

Mourning the passing of a great film ._. RIP Fuji Neopan Presto 400 120

I went to Yodobashi Camera in Hakata the other weekend after visiting a beautiful Buddhist temple and shooting some photos with my vintage Ricohflex TLR.  I was deeply saddened when I went to buy some Fujifilm Neopan Presto 400 120-format and was told that it was discontinued!

WTF is Fujifilm thinking!  Presto 400 was an amazing film that was pretty popular among film shooters.  It had nice grain, nice accutance, nice contrast, was flexible (could easily be pushed and pulled), plus the film base and coatings were WONDERFUL making it go onto spools easily and dry flat compared to the sticky and curly nature of Kodak Tri-X (another film that I use.)  I am so sad that I haven’t been shooting more film recently and didn’t know that it was discontinued (so I didn’t have a chance to stock up.)  I only have 2 or 3 rolls laying around  of this ;-(

This photo was on the afore mentioned film.  This photo is very subtle and if you don’t have a well calibrated monitor, you may think it is a bit dark (I assure you it isn’t.)

3 thoughts on “Mourning the passing of a great film ._. RIP Fuji Neopan Presto 400 120

  1. I’m pretty sure I saw some boxes of bulk (5 rolls per box) of 120 Neopan in Yodobashi camera just recently. If you’re not in the area I’m happy to check it out for you.
    Nice photo.

    1. Simon, I appreciate the offer to check, however I suspect that you saw 5 packs of Fujifilm Acros 100 in 120 format. Neopan 400 in 120 format sold out a long time ago.

      I have a pretty good stock of film currently and usually try to ween myself off of discontinued films so I spend time learning how to make the most of the films that are still available.

      Thanks anyway.

      -Will

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