The Sad Demise of Fuji’s NeoPan 400 B&W Film

I was sad to see the demise of Fuji’s NeoPan 400 B&W film stock recently.

All of my underwater work was shot using NeoPan 400, in a Subal housed Nikon F90x and Nikkor 16mm ƒ2.8 lens, and for those who are wondering.. I rated the stock at 1600asa, and later colour graded the work on system. This approach allowed me to shoot using natural light, and at depth. 

Thanks to dive buddies Caroline Haycock and Kim Linford, DIVE magazine, Seven Tenths Dive Wear and A.P. Diving

Locations below include the Red Sea, Bermuda, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. More of my underwater work examples can be found here.

 End of day safety stop, Little Cayman.

End of day safety stop, Little Cayman.

 Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, near Res Muhammad, Red Sea

Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, near Res Muhammad, Red Sea

 Safety Stop, Cayman Brac

Safety Stop, Cayman Brac

 Wreck of the Caraquet, Bermuda

Wreck of the Caraquet, Bermuda

 The drop off at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

The drop off at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

 Wreck of the Russian Frigate 356, Cayman Brac

Wreck of the Russian Frigate 356, Cayman Brac

 6000 feet drop off at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

6000 feet drop off at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

 Stunning visibility near Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

Stunning visibility near Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

 Shoal of Bat Fish, Red Sea

Shoal of Bat Fish, Red Sea

 The huge fluted anchor from the wreck of L'Herminie, Bermuda

The huge fluted anchor from the wreck of L'Herminie, Bermuda

 Live abroad captain and ex US Navy Seal Captain Tom Talmadge, diving for Lobster, Little Cayman

Live abroad captain and ex US Navy Seal Captain Tom Talmadge, diving for Lobster, Little Cayman

 Cement bags litter the wreck of the Constellation, the inspiration for Peter Benchley's film The Deep, Bermuda

Cement bags litter the wreck of the Constellation, the inspiration for Peter Benchley's film The Deep, Bermuda