fomapan 100+DDX

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  1. mann61

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    Hi could anyone suggest the development times for Fomapan 100 in DDX(1-4)
    Someome has suggested 11 minutes,could this be right?
    Ta DM
     
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    Foma should be able to provide this information for their own products. You could look up the times for FP4 Plus and Plus-X films and average them as a starting point. Make a test before taking any important photographs.
     
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    Thanks.Good points you made.I will give Forma a buzz in the new year.You see the film is so cheap I thought I'd give it a punt!Ilford are closed until Monday so I will call both companies next week.
    Ta DM
     
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    Please post the info once you get it - I'd be very interested, too. - Thanks.

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    Generally Foma films take about 30% less developing time than Tri-X, FP4+, Plus-X, etc.

    For instance, my developing time for Delta 100, and Tri-X film in HC-110 rotary development at 1+100 dilution from syrup is 11 minutes. For Foma 200 and 100 it's 8 minutes for the same density.

    - Thomas
     
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    Hi all.I just got an Email from Foma.They say that 8-8.30 minutes @20c in DDX will give medium contrast negs.They were really helpful and I will be buying more Foma products when I return to the UK.
    DM
     
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    Thanks so much for posting the info.
     
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    Thanks for the post. My first roll was over-developed, and many photos had a distinctive look to them that I didn't like and found many fomapan 100 photos online that with that same look. I suspect that because fomapan needs less time, it is commonly over-developed.

    If you look in the data sheet, you can see the explanation. The photos show medium highlights being too bright, and the listed response curve for the longest development reflects that.
     
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    Please could you tell me who you are mailing at Foma? Cause each time, my mails are answerless...
     
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