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    fomapan v the rest of the world

    i have been convinced that fomapan was as good as it gets or better, is this a hoodwink?

    what 8x10 black and white do you prefer?

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    Re: fomapan v the rest of the world

    TMY-2, or anything else by Kodak, or Ilford, or Fuji.

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    My favorite film is Ilford HP5+. I did get some very nice photos with the Arista.Edu version of 5x7 Fomapan 200 (since discontinued and resurrected I think).

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    jay i think thats just about every one else...

    mmm interesting, there is only one full time black and white lab here in oz called blanco negro, and they only sell and use fomopan.

    they told me it was a better product, so before i crack this new 50sheet box i am keen to be put off.

    then again, the last 50 was pretty much wasted trying to learn.
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    Re: fomapan v the rest of the world

    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicexplosion View Post
    jay i think thats just about every one else...

    mmm interesting, there is only one full time black and white lab here in oz called blanco negro, and they only sell and use fomopan.

    they told me it was a better product, so before i crack this new 50sheet box i am keen to be put off.

    then again, the last 50 was pretty much wasted trying to learn.
    There's Efke/Adox, and the Chinese stuff, which I haven't tried. I've seen very nice images made on Fomapan, so don't let my opinion sway you. Give it a go!

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    Re: fomapan v the rest of the world

    Fomapan is excellent but not the very best. Tmax, Delta and Acros all have finer grain, better speed and better reciprocity but at 8x10, do you care?

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    TMAX is crazy film. Just used it recently and I was blown away. I can't imagine anything could be any better.

    But Foma is a lot cheaper. My goal is to get great results from it. I've had some successes and some failures. Still working.

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    Re: fomapan v the rest of the world

    having trouble finding tmax, seams it is discontinued?

    thanks william, can i ask what the main difference is between hp4 hp5

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    Re: fomapan v the rest of the world

    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicexplosion View Post
    having trouble finding tmax, seams it is discontinued?

    thanks william, can i ask what the main difference is between hp4 hp5

    thanks
    HP4 was replaced in the late 1980s with HP5. Did you mean FP4?

    HP5+ is 400asa whilst FP4 is 125.
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    Re: fomapan v the rest of the world

    Ok thanks every one I will give ilford a good Ozzie go.
    Rollie seem to have made some 8x10 film, looks expensive and interesting.
    I think I read; 6400asa made in three layers like colour film?

    But didn't I read a while back that t max was dead and something else took its place ... I spent a while searching only there was a million old posts on t max.
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