I have shot Fomapan in both 100 and 400 iso in the past on 35mm and have tried different developers but have never been all that impressed with the results I have achieved.
I have seen lovely images shot using this film so I bought some Fomapan 100 and 400 in 120 format to give that a go.
I also bought some ilfotech LC29 developer at the same time so I loaded my Mamiya C330 with a roll of 400 and on a really cloudy overcast afternoon I went out and shot the roll at my local haunts where I have had nice results in this type of weather/lighting before.
Even though it was not the brightest of days I still managed to shoot most of the frames at between f5.6 and f11 hoping to test how sharp Fomapan 400 is.
After development the negatives looked pretty contrasty so I was excited to scan and see what I had.
The initial scans using my Epson v500 and Epson scan were promising and once in Lightroom/Photoshop the images blew me away … really nice contrast, not too punchy and sharpness in spades.
The C330 always gives me contrasty sharp images on most film stocks and didn’t fail here either.
Fomapan in 120 is like chalk and cheese compared to 35mm, I never got anything like this even from Fomapan 100 yet alone 400.
Suffice to say I immediately bought more Fomapan 400 and will be shooting it much more in future.
Here is the whole roll .. comments most welcome
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