Fomapan 400 is a film of questionable quality but indisputable photographic interest. It has an old-fashioned look that I quite like and, despite what some reviewers have written about the film, I’ve never had any bad experiences with it. There were only a couple of keepers from this roll but that’s my fault, not the film’s. The problem was I used a Zeiss Ikon rangefinder and did a lot of cat chasing in low light. That’s something better done with an autofocus digital camera, frankly. Anyway, here are the two I can show you.
The reflection of the apartments in the polished granite outside the window is overexposed but doesn’t look bad. When digital goes over its highlight limit it often looks awful, though this is improving with each new advance in sensor technology.
Amice likes to take strolls in the hallway of our building and on this day I took the camera out with me to make some photos. I gave up chasing him after a few ruined frames, deciding instead to frame this scene and wait for him to walk into it. Low light meant a blurry cat, but it doesn’t detract from the photo.
This is my last film post for a while. Eventually the film bug will bite again and I’ll be loading a camera with some film. Actually, I’ll be loading the F6 with film and enjoying its autofocus and matrix metering. And chasing the cat less . . . .