Camera: Ilford Titan Pinhole Camera
Film: Fomapan 200
Developed in ID11 (Stock) for 6 minutes
For my birthday last month I bought a box of Fomapan 200, 50 sheets, for €30 from www.fomafoto.com.
I ordered it on my birthday, it was despatched the next day and arrived barely a week later from Oslo, Norway. That’s quicker than some domestic suppliers.
I’ve only shot and developed two sheets so far so this is purely on first impressions.
Either the film either suffers reciprocity issues or I underexposed and/or under developed.
The leaflet that came with the film said 5-6 minutes at 20º for ID11/D76 stock and I chose 6 minutes.
Each exposure was for 20 seconds with a pinhole rated at f206 on a slightly overcast early morning but nothing a 200 rated film would have trouble with. Still, they looked a little underexposed.
Let me make this clear: I’m not terribly cut up about it, they look fine enough to print from and I’d read about possible reciprocity problems or variations in quality with the film. I like that could be a little random. It makes it fun.
I’ll shoot a couple through the Crown Graphic this weekend to get a better picture.
Still, €30 or £25 for 50 5×4 sheets of any film including postage in about a week is amazing.