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

    Jim MacKenzie, Sep 27, 2004
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  3. Mark Fohl

    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
  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
  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 MacKenzie, Sep 28, 2004
  6. It's Road Kill. Don't bother.
    Uranium Committee, Sep 28, 2004
  7. Foma films are available in the US under the Foma name from -- 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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  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 Sonnleitner, Oct 2, 2004
  9. Foma is a film made in Czech for many years.


    Maciek Lesniak, Oct 8, 2004
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