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    ASA 400 film

    Has anyone tried Arista/Foma 400 film in 120 lately? What are your thoughts on this film?

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    Grainy and for the most part not a 400 speed film. I had to go below ISO 200 for decent results. But some people do get good results with it. So like any film, if you put the effort in you can get the results. But overall Inferior (unless you love the look) to other 400 films. My opinion of course.

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    What was your developer? I shot at box speed, developed in Pyrocat and had very nice results. It responds a lot better to filters than Acros, which I find interesting.
    K.S. Klain

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraigm View Post
    Grainy and for the most part not a 400 speed film. I had to go below ISO 200 for decent results. But some people do get good results with it. So like any film, if you put the effort in you can get the results. But overall Inferior (unless you love the look) to other 400 films. My opinion of course.
    Thanks for your input. I will probably stick with 100 & 200.

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    Now Foma 200 (at least in 35mm) is a very nice film... Need to try in 120

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraigm View Post
    Now Foma 200 (at least in 35mm) is a very nice film... Need to try in 120
    I really like it in 120. Also their ASA 100. Maybe as well as ACROS.

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    The 100 is lovely, but I get very high contrast with a yellow filter attached. Acros is second to none and just as cheap. Highly, highly recommended.
    K.S. Klain

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    The Foma 400 is wonderful film, and depending on what developer you use, it's either somewhat grainy, or very grainy. It isn't very sharp, though, and from that standpoint it reminds me a lot of the old Agfa APX 400.

    I personally like the tonality I get, and it prints very well in the darkroom. I don't use it because of the backing paper; it feels as though it wouldn't be as easy on the film back and transport as that of Kodak, Ilford, or Fuji film would be.

    It's not a bad film, just not a favorite.
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    I shot a little bit of it and found it to be fine, but with nothing that jumped out and made it special. As far as I remember I got box speed in HC-110, though.

    The 400-speed field is pretty strongly occupied by TX and HP5---to my mind a film would have to offer something pretty striking for me to choose it over one of those.

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    I love Foma 400 in 120. I use D-76 or HC-110 and really like it. I shoot it at 400.

    I use it in box cameras, Diana, Minolta TLR, Mamiya 645 and sometimes in 35mm. But I like it more in 120.
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