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.)