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Thread: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

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    Goldman
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    Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    Is anybody use this Black and White film (Fomapan Classic 4x5)? Is it fit in 4x5 film holders?
    I bought arista Ortho litho film two months ago and it didn't fit in the holder. It was exactly 4inch x 5 inches. I have to trim it.
    I hope that Fomapan will fit in the holder without modification.

    Thanks
    Bill

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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    Never been a issue for me.
    Cheers Shane

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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    I've used Foma 100 4x5 in both regular double-sided holders and grafmatics; fitting properly has never been an issue.

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    Lachlan 717
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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    Check the holder is 4x5", and not 9x12cm.
    Lachlan.

    You miss 100% of the shots you never take. -- Wayne Gretzky

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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    I've used boxes of this stuff, and it's actually a great film, but the reciprocal failure is really bad. Expose it on iso 50 and Dev in rodinal 1:50 for 6:45 gives awesome tonality for me. I guess the holder is your problem, not the film.


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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    Fits here as well. And in 4x5, it's a nice film, save for the horrible reciprocity characteristics. Those are a pain in the butt to deal with.

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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldman View Post
    Is anybody use this Black and White film (Fomapan Classic 4x5)? Is it fit in 4x5 film holders?
    I bought arista Ortho litho film two months ago and it didn't fit in the holder. It was exactly 4inch x 5 inches. I have to trim it.
    I hope that Fomapan will fit in the holder without modification.

    Thanks
    Bill
    The Arista lith film is exact 4x5 inches which is too big for 4x5 film holders (confusing I know).
    What we call '4x5' film is actually a tiny bit smaller than 4x5 inches.
    I recall that freestyle used to sell two versions of the lith film - the one that was exact 4x5 and another that would fit film holders.

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    Goldman
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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    Thank you very much to everybody.
    I appreciate your help. I will go ahead and order a box of 50 sheets Fomapan Classic 100 4x5 from argentix.ca
    I found out that Arista comes with two packages: Arista 2 and Arista 3. The film size of Arista 3 is 3.9x 4.9 (inches).

    Thanks again. I love this forum!!!
    Bill

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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    I believe most ortho/lith films are intended for different uses than using in 4x5 view camera film holders. I use a rotary trimmer to slice off a sliver so that it will fit in my holders. I do the same with 4x5 paper. Someone I think used to sell paper already trimmed, but I haven't seen that advertised for a while.

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    Re: Fomapan 100 Classic 4x5

    I've had no problems using this sheet film in any of my dds holder
    regards

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