FOMA films

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by piterengel, Dec 15, 2004.

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    piterengel Guest

    Hi, I've seen that it is now available by my favourite seller FOMA
    film, 100 and 400 ISO. I've red they are czeck products and I'm
    interesting on them expecially 100 ISO. What can be said on these
    products compared with Delta and Pan F+?

    Thanks all

    piterengel, Dec 15, 2004
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  2. Don't know much, but I can tell you that Foma isn't a T-grain (tabular grain)
    film like Delta (or TMax). Just regular old grain film.
    David Nebenzahl, Dec 15, 2004
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    Kokon Guest

    Don't expect too much from Foma films, they are old technology negatives,
    quite popular here in Poland because they are cheap(schools buy them for
    students). Foma 200(it was called even Foma T200) is said to be a T-grain
    emulsion and got some good reviews; I've shot one or two rolls, it's ok.
    Compared to Delta or PanF+, Foma100 and 400 are grainy and have low
    resolution, only Foma200 could be an exception.

    Kokon, Dec 15, 2004
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    marcin Guest

    Foma is a classic panchromatic black-and-white film (not T-grain);
    comparing to delta and f+, it's worse in all categories (res,
    contrast, tonal range)
    besides price. It`s more like Ilford PAN (still, PAN is better).
    Foma produces 135, 120 and sheets - (afair cheapest sheets)
    Forget about 35 mm foma films expect 100. There was foma t200, but now
    it's called
    "creative" and it's the same material as others - and who uses ISO200
    Foma 100 is interesting i.e in rodinal 1+100 (especially [email protected], very
    and in d-23/d-76 - giving something like "old-type-look and feeling".
    Foma 400 is a missunderstanding.
    IMHO best product is foma 100 classic in 120 roll. Cheap, good
    looking, classic.
    Foma also produces quite nice b&w reversal film and process set for
    what is an alternative for Agfa Scala (and it`s a good alternative).
    Besides negatives there is a range of papers, dev. and other
    chemistry -
    better or worse. You can check it on

    best regards
    former foma user ;-)
    marcin, Dec 15, 2004
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    Gilbert Guest

    I was told by the importer of Foma in Holland that Fomapan 100 is a
    conventional emulsion, but that Fomapan 200 is a T-grain/Delta kind of



    Voor fans van films
    Gilbert, Dec 15, 2004
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    Andrew Price Guest

    The Fotoimpex website:


    confirms that.
    Andrew Price, Dec 15, 2004
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    Tomik Guest

    I was buying FOMA films very often because they are very cheap here in Czech
    Republic. But it's very bad for good work. Now I use ILFORD PAN 400 and this
    is much more better than FOMA 100 (grain, flexibility etc.). FOMA is good
    for practice, not for final work to the exhibitions.
    Tomik, Dec 15, 2004
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    marcin Guest

    marcin, Dec 17, 2004
  9. David Nebenzahl, Dec 19, 2004
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    ArtKramr Guest

    Subject: Re: FOMA films

    Not exactly. Actually the Foma T-200 is a T grain film which is why Kodak had
    it banned from the US market.

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    ArtKramr, Dec 29, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    Of course we can still buy it in the US. So where is J&C Photo? Their domain
    is registered to someone in Kansas, but where is the real place?
    jjs, Dec 29, 2004
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    Rich Shepard Guest

    Rich Shepard, Jan 9, 2005
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