Foma Action Film 35mm B&W ISO 400
Our Price: £4.00 GBP100096
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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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!
I've found Fomapan 400 to be a bit of an odd one.
I've loved using Foma 200 in the past but every time I used the 400 variation I didn't feel overly impressed with the results. I always felt the grain was a bit too apparent and slightly... 'clumsy' is the best way I can put it.
However, I've recently been revisiting some of the images I've made with it and I've re-evaluated it. Because I actually find the grain quite appealing. And the tonality really is very nice in places. I can see nice deep blacks and good highlights, with some nice midtones throughout. In fact, I'd now go to say that I like it as much as the 200.
After a year of not using it because I'd convinced myself that it wasn't that great... I think I've been missing out! Best get some more to have another go....
For a budget film Fomapan 400 is great with a classic grain structure it has a great film look. It doesn't resolve detail in the shadows as well as Ilford HP5, but is still has a good dynamic range. The biggest downside to all Fomapan films though is they are essentially fixed speed and can't be pushed or pulled (you can push slightly if you dilute the developer, but not with the range of Ilford or Kodak B&W films).
I shot at box speed and I missed some contrast in this film: the whites are light grey, the blacks are grey. It was good to practice with a new camera. Use it if you need to play with something and needs a cheap film.
I was persuaded to try this film having seen the results from other photographers - and I don't regret it one bit.
It has a classical graininess that one would expect of an ISO 400 cubic film but processing in a solvent developer will knock back the grain somewhat. It gives very nice results in D76 and Caffenol.
Super for lower light / street / urban work where a faster shutter speed is required. It pushes to ISO 800 - maybe further, but I've not tried. At box speed, Fomapan 400 gives detailed even-tempered negatives with good blacks and ample tonal gradation.
Give it a try alongside your current favourite ISO 400 film, I'm confident that you'll be very happy with the results - and at this price you have little to lose.
Had never tried this film before but has already become one of my favourites after ordering this batch. Not only affordable but results I was really happy with. Use recently both in an SLR and a really cheap compact I was happy with the results across the board. Developed at home, the negatives stayed nice and flat and scanned really well. Lovely!