Foma Retropan 320 Film - 120 Film

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Description

A wonderfully soft emulsion now available in medium format: delivering low contrast in all your images, this 120 film will help you create beautiful portraits in gorgeous lighting.

It is also commonly used in technical photography to reproduce images without imposing harsh contrast constraints. A gentle final look.

 

Specification

Format: 120
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 320
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 Retropan 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) Antony Shepherd and Marketa

 

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 Retropan Film 120 B&W ISO 320 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

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Jim Graves
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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In the woods

I finally shot my last roll of Retropan for some woodland photography near my home. I'm not sure if this will ever be sold again, so I just wanted to put one last photo here to remind folks what Retropan was good at. Contrast. Spring has definitely arrived here in the north west of England and that means a lot of the footpaths in the local woodland are enclosed by the greenery above. This is where Retropan thrived, the ability to shoot slow speeds at small f stops in my Agfa Isolette 1 brought out the contrast as I made my way through the woods. Dark shadows mixed with the light filtering through the leaves to produce images I am rather pleased with. I could have sat on this film for years, keeping it frozen, but it deserved to be used and remembered for the fine film it truly was. If Foma were ever to bring out a new version of Retropan, I will be buying it.

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David Purton
Perfect for: Creative/Abstract
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Difficult to know...

Shot two rolls of retropan under studio conditions to obtain a retro film look.

Exposure was measured on a Sekonic and tested with a digital camera set to the same iso. The film camera was a C220 with both 80mm and 180mm lenses.

I had the films processed and scanned by a lab in B'ham..one I used with good results for years.

The results were awful. Thin negs (complete with drying marks and dust..irrelevant I know!) and the scans revealed little or no shadow or highlights rendition. Grain was more like what you would expect from pushed Kodak 3200.

So, in truth, I don't know. I suspect the response from most labs that it can be processed in standard jollop (id11/d76) is a myth and can only conclude it needs very careful processing in a dedicated developer to achieve its best.

The digital files (d700) were spot on at 320 iso, full of detail and full dr...(I've been shooting in studios for 36 years!)

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Chuck
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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lovely soft grain at a fantastic price

you cannot get better for your buck! so cheap, but such great results - many rich, creamy mids. unusual, but very versatile speed.

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Holly Gilman
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Another unique film stock

Similar to Bergger Pancro this gives a more muted image - no punchy blacks. I did love my results from it but I would say it wouldn't be my every day film stock of choice. I certainly recommend that you try it though!

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Jim Graves
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Great for street photography

My friend Keith asked me if I had tried Foma Retropan 320 and I hadn't. I was intrigued enough to load a roll of Retropan 320 in my Agfa Isolette 1 medium format folding camera and had a wander around town taking snapshots of local landmarks. I developed it in Kodak HC-110 dilution B and I am quite pleased with how the film performed in my 65 year old camera. I like Fomapan film for it's classic grain and Retropan 320 has plenty of it, but in a pleasing way. It has just the right contrast to give good separation between tones without looking like mush. I enjoyed trying this film out and have another roll for another sunny day that I am looking forward to using. That's all that matters with any film, if you look forward to using it again, buy some more. This is exactly what I am going to do next pay day so I can explore the capability of Retropan 320 some more.