Foma Action Film 35mm 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.
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 pic (c) Ryo FUKAsawa
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 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
If a nostalgic look with a good dose of grain but with all the advantages of a modern film is your thing, then this film is for you. It is such great value at this price and I will definitely be returning to it again and again.
Love the contrast this film gives without any post processing. Would recommend for beginners.
Having used Foma 100 and 200 I decided to complete the set and give Foma 400 a try. I wasn't disappointed, it's a great all rounder for not a lot of cash. Ideal for beginners, students and the perennially skint, Foma 400 gives you an inexpensive way of enjoying B&W film. Where's that darn thumbs up smiley?
Bought this film to test films I hadn’t tried before and was developed and shot at the same time as the more expensive Tmax 400, it held up well and worked brilliant against different lighting situations and subjects. Had a good grain and tonal range with good depth in the greys. Is a brilliant affordable alternative to hp5+ or Tmax. These in particular were developed in Ilfosol3 at dilution 1+9 and scanned on an Epson v370
This is a lovely B&W film that is very classic in look and differs from the other Foma emulsions in having an extended red sensitivity. Due to the latter it may not be every ones no1 choice for portraiture due to the way it renders skin tones but is very nice for architectural, landscape, abstract etc especially when used with say a deep red filter. I would tend to disagree that this is a film for beginners or just a cheap film. To get the best out of it I greatly recommended reading Foma's data sheet and understanding the speed of the film with your given developer and also looking at the contrast curves. I have no idea how it scans but it prints very nicely and depending on how you exposed and developed the film you can go from a very contrasty classic photo reportage look to something lower in contrast but still retains that "old" look.
It you want something modern, bit of an all rounder with a wide exposure latitude and that is easy to process.. This probs isn't for you, look at something like Delta or HP5
On the other hand if you want something a little different...