Developing Foma 400

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  1. zinzin

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    Hello,
    Has anybody suggestions on developing time for Foma 400 rated 320, using Rodinal/R09 or Xtol? I have looked on www.digitaltruth.com and a couple of google searches but to no avail - unless I missed it completely.... :confused: Wondering if any of you has done it.... also with other developers.
    Many thanks for the help.
    Zinzin
     
  2. Fotohuis

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    You can look at our website: http://www.FotohuisRoVo.nl
    the NL-version --> assortiment --> foma (filmrolletjes) *ontwikkeltijden* (developing times)

    We certainly can NOT recommend Rodinal/R09 for this film.

    AM74 (Rollei high speed) on iso 320 OK.
    Xtol on iso 320 is also OK.

    Best regards,

    Robert
     
  3. Dr.Kollig

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    Taken from the Foma Dada sheet:

    Xtol 7-8 mins at 20°C
    Microphen 7-9

    In my opinion Foma 400 is on the slow side like 250 ASA

    Regards,

    Wolfram
     
  4. Tom Hoskinson

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    Take a look at this thread, started by Sandy King.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4985&highlight=classic+400

    It compares Fortepan 400 with J and C Classic 400 developed in Pyrocat-HD. J and C Classic 400 developed in Pyrocat-HD is one of my favorite combinations.
     
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    http://www.jandcphoto.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=2

    At the bottom of the page.
     
  6. Tom Hoskinson

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    I stuck my foot in my mouth and confused Fortepan with Foma. They are different films with different characteristics.

    To quote John of J and C:

    "Fortepan 400 is the same film as our Classic 400 and is not the same as Foma 400. Foma 400 comes on a gray base and is really a 200 or so speed film. The thread you quoted was not about Foma 400."
     
  7. modafoto

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    May I ask why. I have some rolls I bought in Czeck Republic and I like Rodinal so much. Why will Rodinal not work here?
     
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    Fomapan 400 is a great film. I expose it at 320 ISO and process the film in Rodinal 1+50 for 13 minutes (20C) or in D-76 1+1 for 8.5 minutes (20C). The D-76 combo is my favourite because of the fine grain.
    Attached is a scanned negative of fpan 400 developed in Rodinal.
     
  9. Fotohuis

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    The combination Fomapan 400 and Rodinal gives a quite big grain (clear visable on 35mm format) and the effective E.I. with this developer is rather low.

    best regards,

    Robert
     
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    Ok, thanks for the answer. I like big grain and will try to develop a roll try see if I like the result. I normally do Tri-X with Rodinal (metered @ 800 or 1600) for nice grain.

    Morten
     
  11. zinzin

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    Guys, thanks very much for your feedback, replies, info and opinions. Always good to take a look at this forum. I will see and follow some of your advises and experiment a bit too..... hope to get lucky. Cheers.
    Salvo