Foma Retropan Film 120 B&W ISO 320
Our Price: £5.00 GBP100182
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.
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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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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!
I'm amazed at the amount of detail this film captures, particularly in the shadows. It makes slightly soft pictures, and therefore really excels at taking subjects with a shallow depth of field. I can see why this would be a great choice for portraits. I tested it on landscapes. It's not ideal if you want everything to be sharp in focus and it's not very contrasty, but like I said, for subjects where the background is allowed to melt away it looks great. I think the ideal pairing for this film would be a vintage lens that will complement its softness. I shot mine on a Lubitel 166B and am delighted with how it looks. My sample photos were developed in Rodinal 1:25 for 20 minutes and I'm really happy with the uniform grain.
I used the Retropan 320 on a test shoot on location and the pictures came out very soft with little contrast and faded. Just wanted to test it for portrait work and it isn't my style of B&W film. The images have a retro style that might suit other type of portraiture. Perhaps I made the wrong choice of film for the type of shoot.
I've loved Retropan 320 in 35mm, and now I love it in 120. It has a strange quality that I can't get enough of. Added to that, it's very cheap. I always make sure I have a couple of rolls of this in either format. Try it at least once.
Love this cheap trick. I use it to give my pictures a retro mood without spending a fortune. The visible grain structure mixes with the subject, hence is very suitable for portrait work or architecture.
It is pretty forgiving ISO rating, used it from bright sunlight to dull/dark days, beware however that in low light, i.e. large aperture, the results are going to be very soft. Embrace it :-)
Probably my second or third favourite black and white film to use, after Bergger Pancro 400 and maybe Ilford HP5 400, aside from those films those this film is better than I'd thought it would be and the grain gave it a sort of cloudy haze creating a ominous look to some photos which some people might like light but i certainly did.