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Thread: ASA 400 film

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    Foma 400 is my main goto film in both 120 and 35mm, I love the tonality of the film, as far as grain goes yes, the 35mm can be very grainy, but bI rather like the grain , the 120 is not to bad, grainier than ilford/kodak films, but at the degree of enlargement I don't notice it on 120. I develop it in stock D76 for 8 minutes and get lovely sharp negatives that print well, and I have printed up to 20/24 with it, although normally my standard paper is 9 1/2 by 12, I also develop it in Rodinal 1/50 and it is even better tonality and very sharp indeed, as far as speed I have shot at box speed, but prefer 320,
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    Here's an example of it in 35mm. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Here's an example of it in 35mm. Click image for larger version. 

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    Thomas,
    Thanks for posting the image. That looks great to me. It would make me happy. After seeing some positive input, I will give it a try. Both 120 & 35mm.

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    I have had really good luck with this film in both 35mm and 120 and I use it quite frequently. This example was taken in the fall of last year on 35mm with my Pentax LX, developed in Rodinal 1:25, and printed on Arista EDU Ultra RC VC. This was an early print (one of my first) and I do want to go back and try again but I wasn't terribly disappointed. Any faults certainly are not the film's doing.


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    Pioneer,
    Thanks for posting the image. I would be pleased with that.

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    Like the rest said. It is not the "best" film but how do you define the best. Try it out and see for yourself. Also you really must process and print your own film and give it a chance to see what it can do. I like this film a lot but it is not my "favorite" film for general use but there are times when it is the BEST. However that is just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmquinn View Post
    Like the rest said. It is not the "best" film but how do you define the best. Try it out and see for yourself. Also you really must process and print your own film and give it a chance to see what it can do. I like this film a lot but it is not my "favorite" film for general use but there are times when it is the BEST. However that is just my opinion.
    Brian,
    I ordered some from Freestyle today. I do process my own, so will jump in and see where it goes. I don't expect it to be a favorite, as I generally prefer 100 & 200 ASA film. Still, I wanted to try a faster film for hand holding a Fuji 645.

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    For a variety of reasons, Fomapan 400 is one of my go-to films these days. Part of its charm is its low tech retro look. I'm mostly shooting it in 135, but I've also tried it in 120, it so happens handheld in a Fuji 645.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leighgion View Post
    For a variety of reasons, Fomapan 400 is one of my go-to films these days. Part of its charm is its low tech retro look. I'm mostly shooting it in 135, but I've also tried it in 120, it so happens handheld in a Fuji 645.


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    Super images on Flickr. And... it makes me happy that some were with the GA645 and Foma/Arista 400. Very well done.

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