Fomopan 100 | Rollei 35 S

Looking at the undeveloped roll of Fomopan 400 sitting on my desk, I decided to check my archives and revisit some of my favorite black and white photos from a couple of years ago. I found some Fomopan 100.

Josh Soloman reviewed the film for Casual Photophile. His conclusion?

“Fomapan 100’s results for general photography leave me wanting. Every time I tried a casual snapshot, the film bit back with way too much contrast, not to mention that it featured a strange milky flatness in the midtones that makes skin look mannequin-esque. (Note: this quirk improves greatly in Fomapan 100’s 120 format – but that’s a review for another day). Unlike other slow black-and-white films like Fuji Acros, Ilford Delta 100, and Kodak T-max 100, Fomapan 100 can’t be used for every situation. In fact, I’d say that it’s one of the most inflexible films on the market. “

I like the inky blackness that comes with the Fomopan. It enhances the late winter chill; it empties the scene of color and warmth. -I’m probably not putting these photos on greeting cards, but I’ll definitely shoot some rolls this winter with my camera pointed at the dormant trees.

I’m never disappointed by the Rollei 35 S.

Ellensburg, Washington. March 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
Ellensburg, Washington. March 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
Elensburg, Washington. March 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
Seattle, Washington. Spring 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
King County Courthouse, Seattle, Washington. Spring 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
Ballard, Washington. Spring 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.

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