Foma Fomapan Action 400 135-36 Black and White Print Film

Foma Fomapan Action 400 135-36 Black and White Print (Negative) Film

Foma Fomapan Action 400 135-36 Black and White Print (Negative) Film

B&H # FOPA40036 MFR # 420436

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Foma 400 Action overview

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Fomapan 400 Action 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.
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Foma 400 Action specs

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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5"

Foma 400 Action reviews

Fomapan Action 400 135-36 Black and White Print Film is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fomapan is great I have used this film several times for both indoor and outdoor shoots. I like it just fine-- it's as to be expected with nice grain and range. Oh, I did notice that the ISO seemed to be more expansive than Ilford 400 films-- I was able to shoot outside on a cloudy day at F11, 1/60. I thought my meter was messed up, but nope, the exposure was just fine. Normally I would have shot a wider aperture. One strange thing, there are really only 29 shots. The numbering system is foreign on the negatives with about 3 times as many numbers as there are negatives.
Date published: 2009-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from you have to try this. I bought this film to shoot with my M2. Fantastic tonality with landscapes, portraits, whatever. It has larger grain than the 100 version, but not so chunky as tri-x or some others I've tried. And the price is so good, you HAVE to try this. You won't be sorry.
Date published: 2008-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I will use this product again! I am taking another dark room class. I have always used Kodak film and paper, but this film is almost if not as good as Kodak brand any type film. It takes a little longer to develope but the quality is wonderful. I have even had old pros tell me the same thing. For the price it can not be beat.
Date published: 2009-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good stuff this is a good all around film good latitude fine grain I use it as my only film because I shoot in a wide variety of situations from the street to the studio. I chose it because of my worries that the great yellow father in Rochester would discontinue making film.
Date published: 2008-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great looking Prints and Enlargments As the head line says, I've been very happy with the prints and enlargements I've been getting from this film. And the price was right. So far, I still have no complaints about this film.
Date published: 2009-10-05
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