Foma films?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Mark Fohl, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. Mark Fohl

    Mark Fohl Guest

    Hello Good Netsters, I see that a film brand called Foma is available.
    Does anyone know if this film is available in the United States under a
    different name?

    Thanks in advance,

    -- Mark
     
    Mark Fohl, Sep 27, 2004
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  2. Not to my knowledge, but it's available as Foma from J&C Photo
    (http://www.jandcphotography.com).

    Jim
     
    Jim MacKenzie, Sep 27, 2004
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    Alecj Guest

    And I think it is a great film. J&C will special order 100 ft. 35mm rolls
    for about $34.
     
    Alecj, Sep 27, 2004
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  4. I've heard a rumor that the Patterson branded B&W film is actually Foma.
    Remember that this is just a rumor.
     
    steven.sawyer, Sep 28, 2004
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  5. I've only shot and developed one roll of the 100 speed film so far, but I
    really like it. It is slightly grainy for its speed, but it has really nice
    tonality. I can get very nice 11x14s (full frame, so not quite 11 I guess
    :) ) from the 35mm emulsion. I plan to play with this film some more.

    I find the 200 is fussy. My first roll had blocked up highlights. I intend
    to increase exposure and reduce development to reduce contrast, but this
    will probably eliminate any advantage it has over the 100-speed film.

    Jim
     
    Jim MacKenzie, Sep 28, 2004
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  6. It's Road Kill. Don't bother.
     
    Uranium Committee, Sep 28, 2004
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  7. Foma films are available in the US under the Foma name from
    www.jandcphotography.com -- along with Efke and their own rebranded
    films made by various companies and sold as J&C Classic 200 or 400 and
    Pro 100 (this last, made by Lucky in China, is *the* least expensive new
    stock 120 B&W I've ever seen, $1.29/roll in singles and discounted at
    ten rolls).

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    Donald Qualls, Sep 29, 2004
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  8. I don't know of any relabeled versions of Foma (relabeled house-brands
    usually contain Ilford, Efke or Forte).
    BTW, the Fomapan 100 is great stuff, it is virtually indistinguishable
    from Agfa APX100 (esp. if developed in Rodinal 1+50).
    Fomapan 400 is also OK, with rather fine grain for a traditional 400
    ASA film - which may be due to the fact that its real speed seems to
    be closer to 200 ASA...
    I'don't have a lot of experience with Fomapan 200, which is a
    T-crystal film.

    Roman
     
    Roman Sonnleitner, Oct 2, 2004
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  9. Foma is a film made in Czech for many years.

    Greetings

    Maciek
     
    Maciek Lesniak, Oct 8, 2004
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