Fomadon Excel W27 - Film Developer 1Ltr - Powder

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Description

Foma's FOMADON EXCEL developing powder is an excellent entry-level B&W developer. It has good stability and is forgiving on temperature control but will still provide fine grain and excellent sharpness for your developed negatives.

One set includes two packs of powder to make 1L of developing liquid: this is enough to process 10 rolls of B&W film at standard dilutions.

 

Specification:

Form: Powder
Size: 1L
Capacity: 10 rolls (35mm or 120)
Perfect for: Beginners; good all-rounder

 

 

For developing times across different films please check the MassiveDevChart here

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 Fomadon Excel W27 B&W Film Developer Kit 1Ltr today and dive back into the fun of B&W film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

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Matthew Deacon
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Accreditation Handles: Matthew Deacon
Best Value when used with Foma films-especially low ISO in medium and large format

This is a very good and economical developer if you are just starting out in photography or even if you are long standing. It produces (though I've never tried it for this long) about 10 films to my knowledge.
I would like to thank and recommend Analogue Wonderland, as this is the cheapest you can buy Fomadon Excel anywhere in the UK - I've checked! £4.50 a bag plus postage is great- even if you only develop 5 or 6 rolls you've still made a massive saving.
The only problem I've found is that the images are fairly grainy compared to some developers, so a low speed film shot in open daylight is very much preferred. I shot this on some 9x12cm large format Foma film last summer (ISO 100) and it produced stunning portraits, capable of big enlargements- even at 8x10 the grain is scarcely noticeable.

P.S. Forgive the marks on the image- it's just my scanner.

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David Whenham
Great with Fomapan

I use Fomapan in 5x4 and I’ve tried several developers before settling on Fomadon Excel as my preferred developer for Fomapan 100, 200 and 400. It gives me good looking negatives with a full range of tones and has proven to be very reliable with all three film stocks.

Don’t be put off by the “beginner” tag, this is a very capable developer in my experience and used as stock I get 12 rolls of film developed with a single packet of powder which represents very good value for money too.

In short, a reliable and well-priced developer which in my experience works particularly well with Fomapan emulsions in both 120 and 5x4.

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Matthew Deacon
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Travel
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Accreditation Handles: Matthew Deacon (Kent, UK)
Fomadon Excel

Although I had misgivings about this developer when I first brought some last year, I've since come to really appreciate it. Especially when buying from Analogue Wonderland it's the cheapest powder developer available anywhere in the UK or anywhere else to my knowledge.

I didn't like it when I first tried it last year as I was using Adox film, which probably requires a longer development time in Foma developers. But when you use Fomadon with Foma brand films (also cheapest from AW by the way) you get a very decent result. Here's a few tips.

I always do a prewash for a couple of minutes, making absolutely sure I get rid of the antihalation layer before I start development.

I have found that overdeveloping a fraction brings out the best in this film.

ToI personally have stopped using stop bath with Foma films as they tend to scratch very easily. A healthy few doses of room temperature water will do, which also leaves a bit more time for the film to be affected by the developer, as mentioned above.

Overall a good developer from a great website.