Foma Action Film 120 B&W ISO 400
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.
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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!
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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!
First off, on another recommendation I shot this film at ISO 250 and developed as normal. I feel it gave a great look, but from the look of the negatives I might even expose at ISO 200 next time. I definitely don't think it's a true 400 speed film but please don't let that put you off.
The tones it gives are very rich, very tri-x-esque yet still unique. I used mine in 6x7 format so I can't comment on the grain (it's too hard to see without zooming in a lot), but I would imagine it would be more grainy on 35mm. In fact, I'm so happy with the medium format results that I intend to use some at ISO 250 on 35mm next time.
The overall final look that you get is definitely something timeless. Very happy with the results.
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.
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.
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.
Wanted to try this film but was worried with it being at the cheaper end of the film market.
Stuck a roll in my RB67 and shot a few snaps of my kids with it while playing in the garden.
I wasn't expecting much from it but after developing it I was quite pleased rith the results. I developed with Rodinal and gave it a gentle aggitation to reduce grain noise and all the shots came out just perfect.
Nice details in the shadow details and highlighs look pleasant
I would happily buy again