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2-Apr-2017, 13:39
Has anyone tried this FomaPan 320 Retro film on large format and if so whats your initial thoughts.

2-Apr-2017, 14:07
Has anyone tried this FomaPan 320 Retro film on large format and if so whats your initial thoughts.

I tried it...bought a box from Freestyle. Awful...excessive grain. Freestyle fortunately took the partial box back and gave me a full refund.

2-Apr-2017, 14:58
I somehow fail to 'get' this film. I haven't used it, and every time I come across it, I wonder why I should buy it. What's the appeal?

Daniel Unkefer
3-Apr-2017, 16:11
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5771/23481677001_271e9a9ce2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BLZJu2)Makiflex Retro 320 - 2 (https://flic.kr/p/BLZJu2) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

9x12cm Foma 320 Retro, approx 6x9cm image cropped from center of neg), Plaubel Makiflex, 360mm F11 Kern-Arau Process lens. Microdol-X.

I like this image and intend to produce more work with this film. I bought quite a bit of it.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5741/21602278434_1220403aec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yUVjLs)002 (https://flic.kr/p/yUVjLs) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

My stash of 300 sheets of 9x12cm, ordered from Germany. My Makiflex cameras put a 9x9cm image on 9x12 sheets.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7575/26963412436_813026f77e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H5Ex8j)Foma Retro Dev (https://flic.kr/p/H5Ex8j) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

This developer was hard to get in the USA. Have not tried it yet

4-Apr-2017, 02:12
I bought a box of Retropan 320 in 4X5 size and its dedicated developer too but I have not tried it yet. I read this film works better with dedicated developer. I will try to underexpose at 160 or 200. I hope I will post some shot here.

7-Apr-2017, 06:06
Long time ago, was testing lenses on medium format, used FP4+, used improper developer to emphasize sharpness, aside from lens comparison, results of film was not that good.
Lately, used it again but in a large format and in better developer, for landscape photography not for testing lenses, result is marvelous at least. Practically no grain at 10X enlargement, and sharpness is super beyond my expectations. Before that was using only TMX/TMY2, never get the same results.
Post#3: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?138388-Film-for-learning&p=1386203#post1386203

8-Apr-2017, 00:27
I have these two right now.
Managed to botch the last six shots I took in development. Still learning!


I like it, excessive grain matters not in 5x7, and the price is hard to beat!