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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    There is no guarantee that just because the name of the films are identical that the film is actually the same across the different formats. It is not suprising that the bases are different considering the different mechanical considerations required for the different formats.
    Sure. But where does the funny color come in? Was there a big sale on 70mm strips of blue polyester?

    Not only the film base may be different but the emulsions may also be different. Note the emphasis on the word may.
    It's always possible. Foma publishes a single datasheet covering all formats, though, so if there are differences they must not have much functional effect.

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    Yes, it is blue. Take the time to print it. It makes lovely final prints.
    That is all the matters.

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    Thanks for the replies. I have read that a color cast on the negs can indicate under-fixing. I hope this isn't the case since I have numerous rolls of Pan F+ have come out with the pinkish cast. I am using TF-4 for six minutes, agitation every 30 seconds and discarding after three rolls so I hope that I'm well within the safety zone of my fixer not anywhere near loaded up with silver. Being a rapid fixer, I would also think that my time of six minutes is also safe. After all, my film usually clears within 15 seconds.

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    To determine whether the color is in the film base or in the emulsion take a scrap of film and soak it in full strength Clorox. This will strip off the emulsion. Rinse the film and if it is colored then you know that the color is in the base.
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    Fomapan in 35mm: Tri-Acetate base.
    in 120 roll film: Blue Polyester base.
    In sheet film: Clear Polyester base.

    But these things you can find yourself back in the Fomapan film data sheets.
    My favorite store: http://www.fotohuisrovo.nl

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    6 minutes is a long fix time. Twice clearing time is all you need. Don't let any color cast be your guide. It may be just the color of the base as in Foma or just some AH dye as with Tmax. Both harmless. Consider using a fix remover instead of an hour long wash, that will clear any dye and save water. Ilford's wash sequence works great as a guide.

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    I just bought some Fomapan 100 in 120 size from freestyle. I had used a couple rolls of it a few years ago, and because I was shooting new stuff faster than I had time to print it, I didn't get around to doing anything with them until a couple weeks ago. I finally scanned some of the old negs, and was very pleased with the tonality, and so I bought more. I just developed one of the new rolls, and was surprised to see the base is now clear...no more blue. When did that change?
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    The change in 120 base has already been discussed here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/1...r-fomapan.html
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    Foma started with the Fomapan Creative 200 in April this year. The rest of their 120 roll films followed later. On their website (http://www.foma.cz) there are also the new data sheets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
    The change in 120 base has already been discussed here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/1...r-fomapan.html
    Thanks for the info, I hadn't seen that thread.
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