Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fomapan 400 Action

Today I developed my first roll of Fomapan 400 which I shot in my Minolta X-700. The general consensus on the web seems to be that the film should be shot and developed at ISO 200 - I didn't listen to that though and shot it at the box speed of 400. Why buy my first roll of a 400 film and shoot it at 200 just because a bunch of web-nerds say too? Anyways - I shot the film the same way I shoot Tri-X 400 and developed in to the time specified in the Massive Development Chart(7 minutes). I was really happy with the contrast - I liked it as much if not more than what I can get with Tri-X, but this film is grainier and less sharp in my opinion. Some people say to steer clear of this stuff but I would shoot it again - maybe even try it out at ISO 200....cuz ya know - a lot of those nerds know what they are talking about. This was also the first time I used a wetting agent(Kodak Photo-Flo 200) in the final rinse of my film - and it worked like a charm - no water marks at all! I'm sold - I'll never do without this dream liquid again...now what to do about that dust.... Big JohnWild Flowers VI
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Riley riding on the back of the truck - I shot this through the window.

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