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Fomapan 400 120

Peter Todd , Nov 15, 2005; 06:53 a.m.

I am about to use some rolls of this film in 120.

Can anyone make useful suggestions as to how to get the best out of it.

What ISO should I use and what will be the best developer, HC110 Dil B or Rodinal @ 1:25 or even 1:50?

Thanks in advance.

Peter

Responses

Frank Schifano , Nov 15, 2005; 10:31 a.m.

Freestyle has a development chart and more importantly, the data sheet for this film which you can find here: http://www.freestylephoto.biz/pdf/Fomapan_400.pdf . The Massive Dev Chart says 6 minutes for an EI or 320 in HC-110 dilution B.

Roman Sonnleitner , Nov 15, 2005; 04:50 p.m.

Fomapan 400 is quite nice film, but it's downside is that it has a real speed of 250 at most (and even less in Rodinal - I'd try EI 160); works well with Rodinal, haven't tried it with HC110, my best results were with Calbe A49.

Bill Clermont , Nov 15, 2005; 05:10 p.m.

Well, I don't know about sheet film but with 35 mm film the Arista premium liquid developer works great.

Robert Vonk , Nov 16, 2005; 03:24 a.m.

>> Fomapan 400 is quite nice film, but it's downside is that it has a real speed of 250 at most (and even less in Rodinal - I'd try EI 160); works well with Rodinal, haven't tried it with HC110, my best results were with Calbe A49.<<

Well, this is very close to my tested results. Rodinal just near E.I. 200. Not really advisable for a iso 400 film. A49 yes it's OK, same like AM74 which brings in combination with Fomapan 400 around E.I. 320 very good results. AM74 = R.H.S., maybe much better available in the USA. Best overall results with 1+9 dilution. Specially on 120 rolfilm a nice large gray scale and the grain is regular and not disturbing at all on the larger format.

Robert

Marek Sramek , Nov 16, 2005; 10:20 a.m.

I use Foma 400 only in 35 mm format. In Xtol you get back its 400 ASA speed.


Fomapan 400 in Xtol (1:1) @ 400 ASA

Jordan W. , Nov 16, 2005; 10:21 p.m.

Great photo, Marek.

Eric Demolli , Nov 17, 2005; 05:09 p.m.

Fomapan 400 + Aculux 2 Paterson rated at 400 ISO.


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gary gumanow , Apr 15, 2007; 04:17 p.m.

I'm using FomaPan 400 for 35mm, and FomaPan 100 for 120, and can say that I probably won't buy it again. Not worth it to use this cheap film. The 120 rolls had a blue tint to them even after rinsing prior to developing, and a longer fixing time. The 35mm FomaPan 400 didn't have frame numbers, and layed flat after drying. I'm trying out Ilford HP5+ next. For 120 I like Neopan. I'm going to be sticking with that for 120 going forward.

Konrad SQ6GIT , Aug 26, 2008; 09:57 a.m.

Hello. I have Fomapan 120/400 already loaded in the tank. I got surprised that Massive Dev Chart (http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.html) would give only times for 35mm film. Does anyone know the time I shall use in Rodinal 1:25? Unfortunately I threw leaflet of Rodinal away.

Thanks for your help.

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