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Old 23rd May 2023, 06:56 PM
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This is a new film in 120 only at the moment from Foma which has just been announced so may not make it to our shores for a month or so but can be ordered direct from Foma I believe

I have seen pics on the Foma site which demonstrate its effects. The pics are of the same woman with red hair taken with panchro and then ortho and the effect of ortho is quite striking. It appears "more" ortho than Ilford's in that reds are truly black in a way I haven't noticed in pics taken on Ilford and both orange and yellow are very dark

It may be no more a 400 speed than Foma 400 is a genuine 400 speed film but even allowing for this it may still be faster than Ilford's Ortho 80 Plus.

If we have anyone here interested in Ortho then this may be worth a look

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Old 24th May 2023, 02:12 PM
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I have seen pics on the Foma site which demonstrate its effects. The pics are of the same woman with red hair taken with panchro and then ortho and the effect of ortho is quite striking. It appears "more" ortho than Ilford's in that reds are truly black in a way I haven't noticed in pics taken on Ilford and both orange and yellow are very dark

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Thanks for sharing this news Mike.

Can you give a link to the pics that you mention on the Foma site, as I can't seem to find the bits you mention.

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Old 24th May 2023, 04:45 PM
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Sorry Terry, I can't. I saw these on Photrio and while the respondent said he has got them from the Foma site I don't know where

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Old 24th May 2023, 06:00 PM
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Old 24th May 2023, 06:41 PM
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Thanks, Michael. Those are the two examples, Terry, I was referring to

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Old 25th May 2023, 11:39 AM
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Thanks to you both, Michael and Mike, for the info and the link.

I have some Ilford Ortho film that I'm ready to try, so it will be interesting to compare my effort to the ones on the Foma site.

And wow, what a difference some of the colours have in the two different film pictures.

As for the mention of the ISO of 400 being a bit off, it seems to work at that speed and the last two pictures shot at higher ISO's of 1250 and 3200 look good too.

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Old 25th May 2023, 04:09 PM
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As for the mention of the ISO of 400 being a bit off, it seems to work at that speed and the last two pictures shot at higher ISO's of 1250 and 3200 look good too.

Terry S
The last two sets of pics are recent additions which I hadn't seen before

In my opinion the two at 1250 and especially at 3200 look like "last resort" ones in the sense of only to be used if the light conditions demand it

A comparison with Ilford ortho will be interesting Terry

Purely subjective but from what I have seen the Foma ortho looks to be a more extreme ortho than Ilford and I can see situations, albeit in a minority of occasions only where the Foma might give a more powerful look

Back in the old days of b&w pics of football matches this would not have been a film to use at the derby match of Newcastle v Sunderland

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Just developed my first roll of Fomapan Ortho which I exposed at the recent FADU meet-up in Dartmoor. I rated it at 200 based on previous experience of Foma films. I developed it in ID11 1:1 for 15 minutes at 20 degC. The results look interesting! The flare due to the lack of an anti-halation layer looks pretty wild! A rough scan of the neg attached. I'm looking forward to printing from these over the next few days.
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Just developed my first roll of Fomapan Ortho which I exposed at the recent FADU meet-up in Dartmoor. The results look interesting! A rough scan of the neg attached. I'm looking forward to printing from these over the next few days.
Thanks for posting that Rob. Even if it is a 'rough scan', it looks good when inverted in PS.


I look forward to seeing a print scan and reading what you think of it.

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And wow, what a difference some of the colours have in the two different film pictures.

...and the last two pictures shot at higher ISO's of 1250 and 3200 look good too.

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In my opinion the two at 1250 and especially at 3200 look like "last resort" ones in the sense of only to be used if the light conditions demand it

Mike
Just had another look at the Foma pictures and again, wow, what a difference in the first few pictures at ISO 400, with certain colours looking very different on the new film.

And Mike, I must have been in a very forgiving mood when I last looked at the higher ISO pics and then leaving comments. For I have to agree that the high ISO pics at the end are a bit rubbish, especially the ISO 3200 picture. But then again, someone, somewhere will like the effect and so up the ISO on their camera / meter.

And as a final point, on the Foma site at least, it's a good price, especially if that is the price we get charged in the UK, to try it out at least.

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