Fomapan 200 in in sheet films

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  1. Aurelien

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    It seems that this film is unavailable worldwide, due to coating defects. Do somebody have more informations?
     
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    From Maco who state this to be a message from Foma:

    "I regaret it very much, but we don´t have Fomapan 200 at our disposal still.
    The problem with the replacement materials in the Emulsion ist very difficult and we hope
    that we will be able to produce this product till the End of this Year or on Beginning of the
    next Year. In any case - when we will have it I will inform you immediatelly! I regret it very
    much and thank you for your understanding!"
     
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    So we have to expect changes in the emulsion?
     
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    Aurelien,

    I remember Silverprint had Fomapan 200 in sheet format listed last year, but this year only Fomapan 100 in sheets listed.

    Tom
     
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    Yes, and?
     
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    Meaning that the film may not have been available for some time.

    Tom
     
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    Yes, maybe... but it was available at fomafoto since I bought the last one yesterday.
     
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    Aurélien, c'est le film que j'utilise en 4x5 et 8x10 : je le prends chez Thierry Pinte. Vous m'appelez ?
     
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    At this moment we've got 4 boxes of 8x10" Fomapan 200 left, but no 4x5".
     
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    I got one recently from Fomafoto.

    Stefano
     
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    Dude, why don't you contact somebody at Foma, who would be the only entity to know the answer to your question?

     
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    Why? because each time I wrote to them, I never got any answer...

    They are not very... communicative
     
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    What about asking Maco?

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    The Foma statements makes clear that there will be changes, as they talk about replacement elements for the manufacture of this film.
    Whether these changes will be detectable is a different issue.
     
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    Foma is testing a new emulsion. They told me not to expect the films before next year. I have the film only 4x in 5x7" and 2x in 8x10" now.
     
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    Freestlye doesn't have any EDU.Ultra 200 either, and the last box of EDU.Ultra 100 I bought had a hole in one of the sheets' emulsion.
     
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    As you told me I asked Dana Hojna from Foma. No answer, as usual. But Hartumth Schroeder from Maco/Rollei confirmed the AgX and Slavomir statements :"They have a problem to substitute one important ingredient of the formula. This is the daily business in all photo production plants.
    Because the raw material producers are killing important products.Because of the shrinking demand."
     
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    There where times the big manufacturers made all elements themselves.
     
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    Well this is the answer from Zuzana Manova:
    "Dear Mr. Aurelien LE DUC,
    thank you for your e-mail as well as interest in our product.

    I am sorry, but the information was right. Since we were forced to change
    supplier of the raw material we have to eliminate some manufacture
    complication first. Anyway, we hope to continue with production of FOMAPAN
    200 as soon as possible. When the films are available again we will
    immediately supply our official distributor in France - BARYFILM, where you
    will be able to get the films.

    Till the time please give us your patience and stay with us. Thank you in
    advance.

    Best regards,
    Zuzana

    Zuzana Manova (Mrs.)"
     
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    This is how the actual situation is. It's already a problem for several months and therefore Fomapan Creative 200 film is running low in stocks for all distributors.

    Best regards,

    Robert
     
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    Well, I'm glad I got five rolls of 120 Arista.EDU Ultra 200 to try, now that they have to change the emulsion... :smile: Oh well, at least my staple in 100 speed doesn't seem to be suffering.

    Thanks for the update. Good to get real information directly from Foma.

    - Thomas
     
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    So that's why I can't find any of this stuff. Dangit, hope it gets sorted.
     
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    My informations: will be available again in the beginning of february.