Here is our Fomapan 400 Film Review. We shot a roll on our Contax G2. 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, the Czech Republic-made
We were pleasantly surprised by the results. The negatives had a nice contrast. There is a visible amount of grain, but this is not excessive. This has also been accentuated by the use of Tetenal Paranol S developer which will emphasise grain. What is noticeable is the slight loss of shadow and highlight detail. It is possible this could be altered with the use of a different developer.
Based on the difference in cost between Ilford HP5 and Kodak Tri-X, Fomapan 400 stands up relatively well. So, it is well worth considering if you are on a budget.