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    Fomapan 120 film. First lot numbers / expiration dates with new clear base.

    I know that Foam has changed from a blue to a clear base for coating their Fomapan 120 films sometime in 2012. I just got a test roll of the 100 and 200 speed film to try out. They were both with the clear base. Now it is time to buy some more. Does anyone know the Lot numbers / expiration dates of the first batched of this film to be coated on the clear base for the 100, 200 or 400 speed films? I do not see anything on the box to indicate that it is on a clear base now?

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    Thanks; From that link I go this.

    Fotohuis (Robert) Pro User says:

    FP200 120 roll film Batchnr. 010656 4 expiration date 1/2015 has clear Polyester layer and smooth backing paper. Films ok.

    FP200 Batchnr. 010156 3 exp. date 2/2015 has light blue polyester layer and smooth backing paper. Films ok.


    So the way I read it is the film with the LONGEST EXP date is BLUE and the "OLDER" stuff is CLEAR.
    Maybe they think their new film will age faster / go bad quicker?
    Looks like stuff with a date of 2014 or earlier will be blue. At least that is my guess.

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    Sorry Brian, I have no other info. I only use 35mm and my latest Fomapan 200 is batch 010915 to expire on 10/2015. I have yet to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmquinn View Post
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    the first batched of this film to be coated on the clear base for the 100, 200 or 400 speed films?
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    as far as I now, Foma did not manufacture Fomapan 400 anymore.
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    It is still listed on their web site and they have a data sheet for it that was updated in July of 2012.
    http://www.foma.cz/en/fomapan-400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo A. Siliceo View Post
    as far as I now, Foma did not manufacture Fomapan 400 anymore.
    What facts do you base that statement on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmquinn View Post
    Maybe they think their new film will age faster / go bad quicker?
    No.
    The expiration date is only dependent on when the film it's actually cut from the refrigerated master roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    What facts do you base that statement on?
    Fomafoto dixit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo A. Siliceo View Post
    Fomafoto dixit.
    Can you show us the source? I can't see any news regarding this on Foma's web site.
    Last edited by Thomas Bertilsson; 05-01-2013 at 11:19 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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