Agreed, I liked the Legacy and Arista Premium (fuji and kodak relabels) a lot, but the only experience I've ever had with Foma films has resulted in short striated scratches in the emulsion (it was Foma 200 Creative in 120), and swore I'd never use Foma film again. That said, I LOVE the Foma papers, especially the Fomatone MG.
Foma had some particular QC issues with the 200. They still aren't Kodak or Ilford, but I've not had any QC problems with their film. 120 curls pretty badly but is certainly manageable.
Ilford has made it very clear that they will no longer sell re-branded versions of any of their products, including Ilford and Kentmere products. They will, however manufacture to specification.
So it isn't Kentmere, although it may have some similarities to other products, including Kentmere.
How many manufacturers are there in the United Kingdom who make film and paper? Has there been any movements of photographic equipment machinery into the United Kingdom? If and I say if it is an existing manufacturer then do they have the capability for increasing production to supply an entirely new comprehensive line of photographic supplies? What defines "popular sheet film sizes"? What could be better than being able to buy at any time a ULF film? The only 11x14 that's available for immediate purchase is not entirely suitable for Carbon Transfer without extreme development measures. This announcement comes at a time when many are sizing up resources for the yearly Ilford Harmon run. What's the most expensive part of any business or endeavor, time.
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