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Foma Action Film 120 B&W ISO 400

Our Price: £4.00 GBP



Perfect for sports: with the Action film loaded in your medium format camera, you will not have to worry about low-light situations or fast-moving subjects. Rated at 400 but with the ability to deliver great results at 3200, this is a fantastic black and white emulsion.


Format: 120
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 12
Pack size: 1

To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Foma Action over on EMULSIVE.

Foma traces its origins back to Prague in 1919. They have remained in the Czech Rupublic ever since, working throughout the past century on different films, papers and chemicals for use by medical schools and the military - as well as ordinary photographers in Eastern Europe. Their black and white films are the result of decades of expertise - you will not be disappointed!

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Foma

Sample images (c) Trojan_Llama

Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Foma Action Film 120 B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Solid general-purpose 120 B&W film

This is my go-to film for general-purpose medium format use, over many years. It's reasonably tolerant (though isn't quite as flexible as claimed with regard to how you can rate it - shoot at 400 IME) and in 120 the grain is pretty much irrelevant. It allows you to shoot reasonably fast at fairly small apertures, which is essential for medium format street photography. I find it particularly well suited to the Holga.

Recommended for both casual and street photography as well as more serious applications that prioritise speed over super fine detail. I would recommend this for beginners in medium format, too.

Perfect for: Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography, Studio work
Great intro to B&W

As someone who traditionally shoot colour negative film stocks, this was a great introduction to Black and White. You get beautifully clean shots, the grain is practically non-existent.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Travel
Great all around!

Easy to expose, forgiving I most situations, it gives stunning results at most light conditions. If shoot in bright sunlight, e.g. f22 expect lots of contrast , however if shoot indoors or with less harsh lights expect nice gradations.

Great film at a great price

Fomapan is a secret little film which is a great price and yields brilliant results.

I always get nice clean photos with a great contrast and you get excellent grain as well.

I love the style of the images and have always had a great results. Highly recommended this film.

400 Speed, 50 Grain?

Foma must be pulling the wool over our eyes with this one, because the (lack of) grain on this 400 speed stock is comparable to most other manufacturers 50-100 speed stocks. Simply outstanding.
The granular resolution on this stock is easily up to par with other major manufacturers' offerings, I'd be entirely comfortable recommending this stock for technical and high resolution/print scale projects.
Having used all three of Foma's standard stocks (100, 200, and this 400), I'd say choose this stock as standard for all situations, unless you want absolute granular perfection and aren't concerned with slow speed. At 400, hand-held shots are usually possible in overcast conditions in the f/4 to 5.6 range.
The negatives produced are at the lower end of contrast but show excellent dynamic range overall. With proper zone metering technique you can expect to fit zones II to VIII into your shots, with a little help from your editing method of choice.