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Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)

B&H # FOPC10036 MFR # 420136
Foma Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)

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Product Highlights

  • Panchromatic B&W Negative Film
  • ISO 100/21° in Standard Process
  • Fine Grain Structure
  • High Sharpness and Resolving Power
  • Wide Exposure Latitude, +1 EV to -2EV
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Fomapan 100 Classic from Foma is a panchromatic black and white negative film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 100/21°. Its wide exposure latitude permits rating the film at +1 EV to -2EV with no change needed when processing in standard chemistry, making it suitable for working in a wide variety of lighting conditions. It has a fine grain structure, good resolving power, and high sharpness.

This item is one 36-exposure roll of 35mm film.

Film Type Panchromatic black and white negative film
Film Format 35 mm (36 exposures)
Sensitivity ISO 100/21°
Process Standard black and white chemistry
Resolving Power 110 lines per mm
Granularity RMS = 13.5
Base 135 µm-thick; gray or gray-blue cellulose triacetate base

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Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable tonal range (11)
  • Accurate (10)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Scans well (8)
  • Sharp (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork (10)
    • Travel (8)
    • Home (5)
    • Photojournalism (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I have a new "regular"

    Purchased to shoot with my M2, after spotty luck with Ilford Pan F+. It is just a fantastic film. The range of available tones flatters even the most mundane subject matter. It...Read complete review

    Purchased to shoot with my M2, after spotty luck with Ilford Pan F+. It is just a fantastic film. The range of available tones flatters even the most mundane subject matter. It has a very fine grain (kind of like TMax, but not so clinical). I bought some others to try with it, (Efke, Forte, Agfa) and they were all nice, but the Foma really jumped out at me. I have a new "regular".

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Incredibly sensitive film

    I used the Fomapan 100 speed film for several selective focus projects, and found that it is incredibly sensitive. Although the majority of my images turned out alright at higher shutter speeds the blow...Read complete review

    I used the Fomapan 100 speed film for several selective focus projects, and found that it is incredibly sensitive. Although the majority of my images turned out alright at higher shutter speeds the blow out was very intense. So I wouldn't recomend it for anything over 350. Under however is perfectly fine. Also It says its a 36 exposure but allows 37 on each roll which can become annoying when trying to fill negative sleeves, and make contact sheets.

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    4.0

    Foma 100

    By N & B

    from canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

      Although I normally use Ilford, I've this brand to be my second favorite. Great reliable results,especially when shooting in bright light. It's also granier than other 100 films I've used, but much less than 400 films - which in my view is a good balance.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great deal

      By Chris

      from Michigan

      Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

      No complains. A great film.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good for my uses

      By Z

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable Tonal Range
      • Scans Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Home

        Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

        I use this for snapshots and landscapes. It works well for me. A little too grainy for my taste, but I imagine that could be taken advantage of in other uses. Overall, the benefit of cost outweighed any risk to not buying it. Lastly, it scans well on my Epson V500.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent film for vintage appearances

        By Daryl J.

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Reliable Tonal Range

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Home
          • Office
          • Travel

          Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

          Should one wish for a vintage-appearing film image, this film may be just the ticket.
          It's one of my films of choice to use with vintage Leica gear.

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          • No

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          (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Incredibly sensitive film

          By Allie

          from Mobile, Al

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Inconsistent
            • Very Limiting

            Best Uses

            • Selective Focus

            Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

            I used the Fomapan 100 speed film for several selective focus projects, and found that it is incredibly sensitive. Although the majority of my images turned out alright at higher shutter speeds the blow out was very intense. So I wouldn't recomend it for anything over 350. Under however is perfectly fine. Also It says its a 36 exposure but allows 37 on each roll which can become annoying when trying to fill negative sleeves, and make contact sheets.

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My Go To Film!

            By Joe

            from NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Low Grain
            • Reliable Tonal Range
            • Scans Well
            • Sharp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Artwork
              • Home
              • Office
              • Photojournalism
              • Sports Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

              Love this film! Great tonal range, low grain and scans great. More red sensitive than other films I've used. It's like using a yellow filter without actually using one. The film also develops really nice using caffenol-c!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow, great clean sharp BW film!

              By PeteSake

              from Alexandria, Va

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Scans Well
              • Sharp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork
                • Photojournalism
                • Travel

                Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                Very clean and sharp lines. Little to no grain. Scans well. Love it in my Nikon F3 for daylight and night time shooting on a tripod.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great B+W film

                By Gary

                from NB, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                      I heard good things about Fomapan, so I gave it a try. Great quality....good contrast, sharp images. I am anxious to try iso 400. I use this in my Konica Auto Reflex T.

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                      5.0

                      my personal favorite

                      By earl

                      from chicago, il

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Consistent
                      • Reliable Tonal Range
                      • Scans Well
                      • Sharp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Home
                        • Photojournalism

                        Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                        I love this film. I don't know what it is about it, but I'd choose this film over a lot of other brands. If you're developing with caffenol like I do, this film handles it VERY well. Came out with perfect pictures developing for 15 min and fixing for 5.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Contrast B&W film

                        By blanquitaflora

                        from Tracyton, WA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                        • Scans Well
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork

                          Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                          This is my favorite artistic B&W film. Comparable to the discontinued Kodak Tech Pan film. Sharp images with little gray tone, stark contrast images. I prefer to develop this a little hot to boost the contrast even more. Best option for creative images.

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                          (2 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Interesting, not great

                          By Jacob the Student Photographer

                          from Indiana

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Reliable Tonal Range

                          Cons

                          • Scratches Easily

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                          -I used this on a vacation out west to five different national parks
                          -It has 36 frames, so that's great
                          -The isolated feeling I get from looking at the prints is like I'm set back from the scene, not as if I were actually there. It's like there is a barrier between me and the image, and I feel that makes it more artistic in a way. This is artistic film, in my opinion, not film to capture the memories.
                          -I got a lot of scratching and a couple spots of white and also some specks of white on my negatives. I don't know if it was done during development, or the fact that this is a foreign film...but those imperfections are there.
                          -It wasn't as sharp as I was hoping, but I had them scanned at a fairly low DPI, so I think they could look great if you spend the extra money for higher resolution photos.

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                          5.0

                          Great Black and White

                          By Brooklyn Kid

                          from Mount Laurel, New Jersey

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Consistent
                          • Reliable Tonal Range
                          • Scans Well
                          • Sharp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                            Excellent film with great grain caharacteristics. I use it for 35mm and 120. Works well with Xtol stock solution.

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                            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Czech out this film!

                            By disco1986

                            from Des Moines, IA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                            • Sharp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                              i love this film. i discovered it when i was on holiday in czech republic. it is extremely forgiving for over and under exposure, and will give good results even under poor shooting conditions. photos come out crisp and well defined. if you let it expire before shooting it it gives good effect of either huge grain, striations, or an odd sepia tone. but warning after expiration it does have a tendency to break when advancing.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent medium speed film

                              By cornet

                              from Saint John, NB, Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                              • Scans Well
                              • Sharp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork
                                • Photojournalism

                                Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                I use this film for portrait and general use. I used to develop it in D76 1+1 but after a few yrs. switched to Xtol 1+1. The Xtol/Fomapan combo is the best film/developer mix I found after about 15yrs of BW photography. It prints well on diffuser or condenser enlarger and scans well too. It has beautiful silver rich tones, great highlights & shadows. I love the grain structure. This film is also quite easy on under/over exposure or development. One thing I always make sure is that all my solutions are same temp. Also, do not squeegee, just shake& let it airdry.

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                                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                I have a new "regular"

                                By uncle scar

                                from missoula, MT

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Reliable Tonal Range
                                • Scans Well
                                • Sharp

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Landscape
                                  • Nature
                                  • Still life
                                  • Street shooting
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                  Purchased to shoot with my M2, after spotty luck with Ilford Pan F+. It is just a fantastic film. The range of available tones flatters even the most mundane subject matter. It has a very fine grain (kind of like TMax, but not so clinical). I bought some others to try with it, (Efke, Forte, Agfa) and they were all nice, but the Foma really jumped out at me. I have a new "regular".

                                  Share this review

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