FomaPan 200 And Pyrocat HD

Testing FomaPan 200

I’ve been using FomaPan for many years, in both 35mm and 5×4 sheet form.

Online, I have seen people argue about Fomapan. Some say it’s not up to the job because it’s cheaper than big-name brands. But you know what? I’ve always been thrilled with the results it gives me

From the Czech Republic, Foma are by no means the new kid on the block. In-fact hey have been around since 1921 and have been producing rolled film since 1933.

FomaPan 200 Latitude

Reading the Fomapan Creative data sheet, about its latitude it says that…

Creative has a nominal speed rating of ISO 200/24o, but due to its wide exposure latitude the film gives good results even when being overexposed by 1 EV (exposure value) (as ISO 100/21o) or underexposed by 2 EV (as ISO 800/30o) without any change in processing, i.e. without lengthening the development time or increasing the temperature of the developer used.

I ran this test to check out how Fomapan 200 holds up at various ISO settings, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400 and ISO 800 within my workflow.

This is not some super-detailed analysis with graphs and density readings galore. Nope, just a quick run-through to wrap up the last of my 35mm bulk roll of FomaPan 200.

Pyrocat HD Developer

The developer I chose to develop the film in was Pyrocat HD mixed at 1+1+100 and developed for 12 minutes at 20 degrees centigrade using the inversion method in a Paterson tank.

The image below shows straight scans of each of the four frames. The only adjustment made in Photoshop was to correct both the black and white point.

Clicking on the image will give a slightly larger view.

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