Foma Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures)

Foma Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures)

Foma Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures)

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Foma Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures)

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  • 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 24-exposure roll of 35mm film.

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Foma 100 Classic specs

Film Format 35mm
Number of Exposures 24
Film Type Panchromatic B&W Negative
Film Speed ISO 100
Film Processing Standard Black and White Chemistry
Film Base Cellulose Triacetate
Number of Rolls 1
Layer Thickness 125.0 µm
Resolution 110 lines/mm (At Contrast 1000:1)
Granularity RMS = 13.5
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.441 x 1.575 x 1.339"

Foma 100 Classic reviews

Fomapan 100 Classic Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent medium speed film 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.
Date published: 2009-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Utterly amazing Once I saw how BH rated this film for 2 stops pushed and 1 stop pulled, I put it to the test. It did marvelously pushed, although at 3 stops pushed the contrast was extremely high. Due to the high degree of latitude I'd recommend this film as a general purpose film for beginner level users to advanced users. You really have to try hard to get poor results from this film. I shot a long exposure and just guessed at the time about 8 seconds and it turned out just fine. Overall, just an awesome film to use
Date published: 2008-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2008-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go To Film! 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!
Date published: 2011-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent film for the price! First, a little about me: I first started shooting and developing film in 1985. I've used numerous films through the years -- mostly Kodak, Fuji, etc. I started buying Fomapan 100 a couple of years ago out of curiosity. Fast forward to today, and Fomapan 100 is one of my favorite films. I absolutely love it. It's my go to film when I want a classic, pleasing, and dramatic tonal quality. Fomapan 100 produces images with strong blacks and nicely graduated greys. Grain is present but well-controlled. The film responds well to classic developers (D-76, XTOL, HC-110 etc.) but I strongly recommend trying this film with Kodak XTOL. The combination of Fomapan 100 + XTOL produces images with amazing tonality. For people who scan film, you'll find Fomapan 100 very easy to use. The film dries completely flat and scans well. It's one of the best films I've ever used for scanning. My only advice with this film is to be careful with metering. In my experience Fomapan 100 is ideal at ISO 100, but in some conditions (like bright sunlight) you might get blown highlights -- the film doesn't seem to be very forgiving of exposure errors. In summary, this is a superb film especially considering the price. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, great clean sharp BW film! 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.
Date published: 2011-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Contrast B&W film 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.
Date published: 2010-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Czech out this film! 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.
Date published: 2010-03-23
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