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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 D90x & 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 Kim Linford and Caroline Haycock, DIVE magazine, Seven Tenths dive wear and A.P. Valves. Locations below include the Red Sea, Bermuda, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

More of my underwater work examples can be found here.

Little Cayman safety stop © Julian Calverley 2013

End of day safety stop, Little Cayman.

Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, Red Sea © Julian Calverley 2013

Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, near Ras Muhammad, Red Sea.

Safety stop, Cayman Brac © Julian Calverley 2013

Safety stop, Cayman Brac.

Wreck of the Caraquet, Bermuda © Julian Calverley 2013

Wreck of the Caraquet, Bermuda.

Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman © Julian Calverley 2013

Just before the drop off, Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman.

Wreck of the Russian Frigate 356, Cayman Brac © Julian Calverley 2013

Wreck of the Russian Frigate 356, Cayman Brac.

Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman © Julian Calverley 2013

6000 feet straight down in to the blue, Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman.

Bloody Bay Wall Little Cayman © Julian Calverley 2013

Stunning visibility near Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman.

Bat Fish, Red Sea © Julian Calverley 2013

Shoal of Bat Fish, Red Sea.

Wreck of L'Herminie © Julian Calverley 2013

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

Diving for Lobster, Little Cayman © Julian Calverley 2013

Live aboard captain and ex US Navy Seal, captain Tom Talmadge, diving for Lobster, Little Cayman.

Wreck of L'Herminie © Julian Calverley 2013

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

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