Foma Creative Film 120 B&W ISO 200
Our Price: £4.00 GBP100092
This is an excellent 120 film that delivers great detail resolution even in difficult lighting conditions - its name will become obvious as you can take your medium format camera and stress it in a variety of creative situations without worrying about loss of contrast.
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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 Creative Film 120 B&W ISO 200 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
I feel Foma 200 sometimes gets a bit looked down upon compared with its 100 and 400 counterparts. Which is unfair. It's an awesome emulsion with great tones and a nice vintage feel. Yes, it has a bit of grain to it but it has a great feel, and for the price you certainly can't knock it. I've loved it in 35mm for a while and in 120 it is just has good.
I bought some rolls of this to experiment with. I'm fairly happy with results. Has the typical vintage aesthetic Foma's emulsions give. Exposure latitude could be Bette but isn't awful. Grain is quite strong but I personally don't mind it. The price of the film does it for me though! Very cheap for decent medium format b&w film. I prefer the 100 iso Foma stock though since it has finer grain and is more contrasty. Photos shot on a Pentax 6x7 with an adapted 1800's Petzval.
Used for a test roll for a 90 odd year old box camera.
Due to the unpredictable shutter speed and just general of the camera I used I wasn't expecting too much.
Lens was probably very dirty internally, so I strongly suspect the spots are due to that and not the film itself
Still pretty happy with how these images came out when considering all of the aforementioned.
I chose this as a cheap option and also as it is 200 ISO rather than the ubiquitous 400 ISO which is a little fast for my vintage camera. Overall I am really pleased with the images and was impressed with the all round performance, from low light in a cathedral, to moody seascapes, to bright sunlit outdoor shots.
I did notice one of the frames appears to have some numbers in the actual picture, which may need some further investigation once I get the actual negatives back, and there is just a hint of possible fat roll syndrome going on.
I exposed my first roll of the 120 format on a Mamiya 645 1000s with an 80mm Sekor C 1.9 lens. I rated it at 160 ISO and took shots bracketed from -1 stop, through indicated exposure to + 1 stop. I personally liked the under-exposed shot best with its rich blacks, so this equated to ISO 120. It was developed in Ilfotec DD-X at 1:9 for 9 minutes at 20 deg C. With this combination grain was very fine and very pleasing.
The negs dried flat and showed a great range of tones, with an almost contrast free appearance.
I photographed the negs with a macro lens, and converted them to a positive in Lightroom. At this stage they looked extremely flat but Lightroom post processing revealed a wealth of tonal range and detail which were easily expanded to good blacks, and lots of headroom for setting the highest tones.
No quality issues.
This film because of its long tonal range gives lots of opportunity for both a high contrast approach through to much flatter more pictorial interpretations.