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Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print (Negative) Film

B&H # FOPA40024 Mfr # 420424
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Fomapan Action 400 is a panchromatically sensitized, black-and-white negative film designed for taking photographs under unfavourable light conditions or using short exposure times.

Meets high requirements for low granularity, good resolving power and good contour sharpness.
Due to its wide exposure latitude the film gives good results even when overexposed by 1 EV (exposure value) (as ISO 200/24o) or underexposed by 2 EV (as ISO 1600/33o) without any change in processing, i.e. without lengthening the development time or increasing the temperature of the developer used.
To make prints or enlargements, Extrabrom- and Fomaspeed-type enlarging papers are recommended; however, all sorts of black-and-white enlargement papers can be used.
Type 35mm black and white negative film
Speed ISO 400
Applications Corporate/industrial, Editorial, Fine art, General Law enforcement, Military/instrumentation, Photojournalism/Sports
Process All common negative developers
Color Saturation Not applicable
Grain Fine
Sharpness High
Exposure Latitude Wide
Push/Pull + or - 1 EV

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Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print Film
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Reliable tonal range (5)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Sharp (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork (4)
    • Travel (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Great film for specific look

    By COKevin

    from Bend, OR

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print Film:

          If you are looking for that grunge grain then this is the film for you. I do a lot of landscapes and the results on the sky really emphasizes this point. I use it as a change of pace film from Tri-x or when I know that I really want that grainy look

          One annoyance for me is that the plastic film canisters that the actual film comes in are very hard to open. May not be a huge problem in general, but when its sub zero temps outside I don't want those canisters around!

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          4.0

          excellent

          By Gazebo

          from Estes Park

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Reliable Tonal Range

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print Film:

            Arrived Quickly. Marvelous quality.

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            3.0

            Fomapan 400 b/w

            By ghostrider2012

            from Holyoke, MA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Reliable Tonal Range
            • Sharp

            Cons

            • Tracks Poorly in Camera

            Best Uses

            • Artwork

            Comments about Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print Film:

            Not really terrible, it tracked weirdly in the camera and ripped easily, but the exposures look good

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            5.0

            Foma Good for overall shooting

            By Tony

            from Sylvania, Ohio

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Sharp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Artwork
              • Portraits
              • Travel

              Comments about Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print Film:

              Used for portraits, landscapes and still lifes.
              Consistant and scratch resistent.
              No flaws for type of shooting I do.

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              4.0

              Nice old fashioned look

              By Nesster

              from Montclair, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable Tonal Range

              Cons

              • Scratches Easily

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Artwork
              • Home
              • Photojournalism
              • Travel

              Comments about Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print Film:

              Foma 400 I think of as giving an old fashioned high speed film look. That's a good thing!

              I would rate the film as barely ISO 400, it really is happier a exposed a bit more, and does not do well when pushed. Or rather, one gets a high contrast and grainy look, which again, depending on what you are looking for, may be just the right thing.

              Overall, this is an interesting film at an excellent price.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              will be buying more and more

              By Blues Stu

              from Northern, Ky

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Reliable Tonal Range
              • Sharp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork

                Comments about Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print Film:

                I used this film outside on a sunny day in a k1000 and a x370 both manual, When I printed the pictures I was suprised, I though that such a low prices b/w film would be grainy but no it is honestly some of the best film that has run through these cameras.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                It wasn't to bad...

                By Smalls

                from HARRISBURG, PA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable Tonal Range

                Cons

                • Scratches Easily

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fomapan Action 400 135-24 Black and White Print Film:

                  I took photos in a small room with only 2 desk lamps for a portrait, it came out well but nothing really stood out about the film. I did like that it had a little different color to the film, almost a tint of brown. There were times when the film would scratch easy, it I had to be very careful

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