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Fomaspeed Variant III Medium-Weight, Variable Contrast Resin Coated Black & White Paper Glossy 5x7" - 25 Sheets

B&H # FOSV3M5725G Mfr # 41152
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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Foma Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper is a neutral-tone, medium-weight, variable contrast black & white paper on a pure white, resin coated base.

Fomaspeed is made using silver chlorobromide emulsion that gives a silver image tone shading from neutral to mildly warm. The paper features a very rich halftone scale from a shining white to a saturated black.

This paper features short exposure and developing times, due to the built in developing substances in the emulsion to ensure fast and consistent results.
Its high speed enables to use large lens diaphragm values even at enlarging on large sheet sizes.
Nice cold to warm image tone. Very good grey tonalities in the range of skin tones.
A very uncomplicated portrait-photography paper. Easy to process and easy to dry.
Quality black & white paper manufactured in the Czech Republic and available for the first time in U.S. sizes
Widely used in over 50 countries around the world
Process Type Fomaspeed can be processed with usual developers by hand in trays or in developing machines that are suitable for the papers on fiber base. The resulting image tone can be influenced using various types of developers. For a neutral image tone the Fomatol LQN or Fomatol P developers are recommended. Other developers are also recommended such as Polymax (Kodak), Variospeed (Tetenal), PQ Universal (Ilford) or Dektol (Kodak).
Base Type Resin coated base
Tone Neutral-tone, on a pure white base
Weight Medium weight
Contrast Variable contrast, multi-grade (0-5).
Surface Finish Glossy surface
Safelight Compatibility Fomaspeed Variant III is a material with orthochromatic sensitizing and therefore suitable safelights shall be used. Dark red filter for orthochromatic materials (such as Kodak 1, Ilford 906) and a 15 W bulb are quite suitable. The paper should be exposed to the safelight only for a necessary short time.

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Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 5x7/25 Sheets
 
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5.0

A new favorite!

By Darkroom Guy

from Southeastern, Massachusetts

About Me Pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Consistent Reactions
  • Fine detals

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commercial
    • Developing
    • Enlarging
    • Fine art
    • Photography
    • Portrature
    • Printing

    Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 5x7/25 Sheets:

    I have been using ILFORD Mulitgrade VC RC and this beats it out in terms of contrast, tone, and representation of the fine detal of a negative. I HIGHLY reccoment using this paper!

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    3.0

    good darks - lacks clear detail

    By Sam

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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        Best Uses

        • Printing

        Comments about Fomaspeed Variant III VC RC Paper 5x7/25 Sheets:

        I compared the Foma to Ilford multigrade and found the Foma to yield less detail. It's fairly fast paper and good for general work - but not for better prits.

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