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    Can anyone compare it with Tri-x for me? Anyone shot it side by side, same developer etc? The Arista Edu Ultra is about the same price as the Arista Premium, which we all understand to be re-packaged Tri-x. There would have to be some real differences, advantages to the Foma for me to try it, but I'm very interested.

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    Have to agree it's not grainy, I used it in Pyrocat at 100 EI, I also tested it's reciprocity with some practical low light level tests last Spring and found it was nothing like as bad as Foma's suggested figures, I think I've run out of 120 but still have two boxes of 5x4 left.

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    "Can anyone compare it with Tri-x for me? Anyone shot it side by side, same developer etc? The Arista Edu Ultra is about the same price as the Arista Premium, which we all understand to be re-packaged Tri-x. There would have to be some real differences, advantages to the Foma for me to try it, but I'm very interested."

    I have heard people say that Foma 200 felt somewhat like the old Tri-X 400 to them.

    I'm not sure about that comparison. If I were you, and I wanted to find out, I would try for myself by comparing them side by side, as that is the only opinion that really matters to you anyway.

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    Since this seems like there may be no new information here, and the original poster's source is MACO, a redistributor, rather than Foma, the manufacturer, I've updated the title of this thread. If anyone can get more information from Foma, that would be useful.
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    Thank you David.

    There was a post recently stating that Foma had stopped production of Fomapan 200 some time ago and hoped to resume with a reformulated emulsion this Spring. That would need testing so it wasn't a quick fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Since this seems like there may be no new information here, and the original poster's source is MACO, a redistributor, rather than Foma, the manufacturer, I've updated the title of this thread. If anyone can get more information from Foma, that would be useful.
    I am waiting for their answer, as I was connected with them because of the scratches problem...
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    Just received this email form Dana Hojna, Foma:

    Dear Aurelien,
    thank you for the sending the films.
    We will analyze it and will inform you!

    Regarding to the Fomapan 200 - as you are informed from Maco soon:
    Our supplier of a raw material which is necessary for the production the
    Fomapan 200 emulsion finished production.
    Foma after very intensive negotiations and testing, unfortunately, could not
    replace this element so that we can´t supply Fomapan 200 in high quality as
    is required.
    This is the reason why we are forced to close production Fomapan 200 at
    present.
    We regret it very much.

    I will await the samples from you,
    kind regards
    Dana
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    Thanks for posting.
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    Which again adds nothing new at all as it's the same cut & paste data.

    Note the "This is the reason why we are forced to close production Fomapan 200 at present." Which does not mean it's discontinued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Which again adds nothing new at all as it's the same cut & paste data.

    Note the "This is the reason why we are forced to close production Fomapan 200 at present." Which does not mean it's discontinued.

    Ian
    I agree with you Ian, they have a ready to post answer concerning this issue. We don't know if yes or not they keep trying to continue it.

    You are so right ...

    If I have more news, I will tell you
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