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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan
    I don't know of a Canadian source for Fomapan either, but a friend and I recently had some Arista.EDU Ultra 200 (a.k.a. Fomapan 200) shipped to Toronto from L.A. The cost still works out pretty cheap, even taking shipping, exchange and taxes into account.
    Hey Jordan, was there any duty charged also ? Can I ask what your landed cost was, CAD ?

    thanks

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    Nextreme, I ordered it together with Jon (www.groundglass.ca) who posts here occasionally (but is pretty busy these days, so he may not notice this thread). We had it shipped to his workplace. Our order was about $75 Canadian in total (after shipping) -- we were assessed $24 Canadian at the border, but I don't know how much of this is taxes and how much is duty. It definitely adds up but it's still cheaper than buying locally.

    Alternatively, do you have any friends in Burlington VT who you could have it shipped to?

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    From what I've read foma 100 appears to be pretty average in sharpness and grain size plus has quality control problems. What is the fuss about this film, it's it just because it is cheap?

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    Oh no, that's wrong - the only right thing is an issue with bad 09256 emulsion in 120 format, all other thihngs are quite good. I reverse-process Fomapan 100 with excellent contrast, sharpness and grain, and that says much. I didn't use it in 135 format because I can't see for myself much reason for shooting "narrow" B&W film In 120 and 9x12 it's a good classic-style film. I can highly recommend it to anyone because of its pictorial qualities, not the price only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_liddell
    From what I've read foma 100 appears to be pretty average in sharpness and grain size plus has quality control problems. What is the fuss about this film, it's it just because it is cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_liddell
    From what I've read foma 100 appears to be pretty average in sharpness and grain size plus has quality control problems. What is the fuss about this film, it's it just because it is cheap?
    My main "goto" film has been APX100, easy to get and inexpensive, but the results I got from this Foma roll are far better, and I didn't change anything in my development. So, I' quite pleased with it.

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    My results with Rodinal are similar to what nextreme reported above: 1:50 9min 20.5°. I have to say I am not particularly fond of this film; I have had better results with Efke 100.

    See an example here: http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphot...00&ppuser=1297
    Last edited by sterioma; 11-11-2005 at 12:24 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_liddell
    From what I've read foma 100 appears to be pretty average in sharpness and grain size plus has quality control problems. What is the fuss about this film, it's it just because it is cheap?
    I very much like the grain pattern in Foma films (particularly the 100 and 400). I can't really describe it in precise terms, but there's something moody about it that helps with certain types of subjects. That said, I don't shoot much Fomapan 100, but Fomapan 400 is my standard 400 B&W film.

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    I like all the Foma films (100, 200 and 400) but I do think there are quality control issues. I have just used some rolls of the 400 in 35mm and had exactly the same problems as people here have described with the 100 - straight line scratches in parallel obviously caused by the machine making the film. The reference number of the films were 03115 8. I did contact the UK supplier about this issue a couple of weeks ago but have had no response. It is a shame because all the films are very good to my eye but I have lost some confidence in them because of the scratches.

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    Straight, parallel scratches along the length of the film can also come from dirt in the cassette velvet during rewind or if you pull the film out through the velvet (as opposed to popping the top off the cassette), or from a burr or foreign object inside the camera. If you've interspersed other films with the Fomapan and seen the scratches only on the Foma, then it's either a factory problem (likely at the cassette loading stage) or something related to the cassette. If not, try a roll of something else and check that film carefully.

    I've never seen scratches like you describe, but I've used Fomapan only in 9x12 cm sheet form.
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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