Foma Creative Film 35mm B&W ISO 200
This is an excellent 35mm film that delivers great detail resolution even in difficult lighting conditions - its name will become obvious as you can stress it in a variety of creative situations without complaint or 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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Sample image (c) Jaroslav A. Polák
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 Creative Film 35mm B&W ISO 200 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
For the price it punches above it's weight. Good contrast but a little more grain than I anticipated though not bad at all. Developed at home in Rodinal, quick and easy to handle. For walking around on a sunny day it's an ideal roll to keep in the pocket.
I have used enough rolls of the 35mm version and have has no issues at all. This film is easy to shoot and produces beautiful negatives. I have developed all mine at home in Rodinal 1+100 using the semi stand method. I scan the news using a Canon 8800f scanner and Vuescan software. I get fine grain and good sharpness from the negative. Lovely film at a great price.
Despite the cheap packaging and price, this less common B&W ISO speed film is actually a great performer offering sharp results and wide exposure latitude. The emulsion of the 200 is apparently different from the 100 and 400 ISO variants - although I've just purchased some 100, I've not used it yet tested and compared it so can't confirm. That said, the results from the 200 are very impressive and have a nicely balanced contrast. I've used this film in a variety of situations and have stand developed in Rodinal (1+100 60mins). I read afterwards that this is a T-Grain film, a film grain which doesn't always respond well to stand developing but this seemed fine and I've read that others have had similar great results. I've only shot it at box speed but it apparently can be rated between 100-800 ISO. All-in-all this is a great film for what I shoot. I'd read up some more if your planning on doing some long exposures as the reciprocity failure isn't great but for everyday use at this price, you're laughing. Get some, develop it in cheap Rodinal and you've got a great budget set-up.
Fomapan 200 is currently my favourite 35mm Fomapan film. These photos were taken with a Nikon FE with Fomapan 200 film processed in IlfotecHC 1+31. I think it’s using similar T grain emulsion to Delta 100 and 400....but cheaper. Comes in 120 and 35mm. I’ve not tried the 120 yet.
This film met a number of needs of mine. Firstly, I have recently returned to film having been an early adopter of digital technology nearly 20 years ago. I needed something economic to play with, to both test out some cheap cameras I'd acquired and to knock the rust off my analogue photography and its processing. Foma has met all of those needs. I've had great fun taking and processing, trying different methods and chemicals finally settling on stand development, which works surprisingly well with this film. I've spoiled a few films but the cost has been relatively low. I've also produced some striking images, which can't be bad.
All of this is thanks to Analogue Wonderland. Their information is very helpful, informative without being too technical and I can't fault the speed and efficiency of their service. I will use them again.