Here is our Fomapan 400 120 Film Review. We shot a roll on our Bronica RF645. So, have a look at our film test and see what you think.
Fomapan is known for being the budget option when it comes to black and white film. Often overlooked, this Czech Republic made film is a good alternative to its more popular rivals. It comes in three speeds; 100, 200 and 400. Interested in its potential, we wanted to see how well it would stand up to being pushed to 1600 ISO. So, we put a roll of Fompan 400 in the Bronica RF645 and took it out around Peckham.
We were pleasantly surprised at how the images turned out. Pushing it to 1600 gave a healthy contrast to the images. This is good to know, as lack of contrast is something some people find when using Fomapan. There is also a noticeable about of grain, but this is not excessive when taking into account the push processing.
Based on the relative difference in cost to Ilford HP5 or Kodak Tri-X, Fomapan 400 stands up well. Additionally, the push processing helps deliver results closer to those iconic film stocks at up to half the cost.
Film: Fomapan 400
Rated at: 1600 ISO
Shot on: Bronica RF645
Location: Peckham, South London
Developed: Home developed in Fomadon LQR