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Fuji Neopan SS (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

Neopan SS expired in 1998: I got a few rolls and tried it using with my LC-A camera. From what I've heard, this is considered as the "school film" in Japan. Even the clumsiest of students could produce an image with it.

Neopan SS expired in 1998: I got a few rolls and tried it using with my LC-A camera. From what I’ve heard, this is considered as the “school film” in Japan. Even the clumsiest of students could produce an image with it.

It turns out that this film is very forgiving, quite similar to the old Verichrome Pan. I got a fair amount of grain on my photos maybe because of it being expired but I quite like the effect it made on my shots.

One thing though, it needs more fixing time to clear than any other films I’ve used with. This doesn’t bother me, and the film looks pretty good otherwise, so I’d still love to find some bulk rolls of this stuff.

I’ve come to use this film quite regularly, initially being curious about it because it was used by some of my favorite photographers. There’s no shortage of people who dislike SS for one reason or another, but I’m glad I didn’t walk away from it, as it’s flexible, unique, and quite affordable. It’s a charming film that’s been around for ages, but i’ve found it to be very picky about developers.

written by eastmoe

2 comments

  1. thaiseb

    thaiseb

    Nice, but it doesn't seem expired.

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. magali

    magali

    Nice. I a hold of 10 of these expiring soon & haven't used them yet, pretty excited!!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam