Old films: Fomapan F17 & Fotopan HL.

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by stefantveye, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. A friend of mine has some old film that he gave me, that I hope to just experiment with and see what I
    get. Some rolls of Fomapan F17 from Czechoslovakia and Fotopan HL from Poland. Both expired in the
    early 1990s. I've been searching the internet to see if any processing instructions exist for Kodak or Ilford
    chemicals but haven't found any. Does anyone have their own time tables or know of some on the internet
    that I wasn't able to find???

  2. I might have for the Fotopan but in Poland not in the US. I will be
    there in April.
  3. I assume these are rolls of films, not sheets. Expose a bracket at EI 25, 50, 100, 200 & 400; soup in D-76 for 5:30 @ 68F (20C); then evaluate the results and adjust accordingly.

    When I get an unknown film (usually in a used film holder or Grafmatic), I simply "f/8 and be there" then soup in Diafine, since I now scan, not print my sheet film negs. Even if the mystery film is color neg or color slide film, I'll get a useable image. :)
  4. Thanks, both of you for responding. I fogot to mention that, yes, these are rolls. 35mm film
    to be exact. The ISO is pretty low on these, I think one of them is 40. Dan, I should have
    thought of the bracketing myself...I overlooked bracketing and then doing a clip test on
    those exposures.

    Wieslaw, most likely I won't get around to shooting this film until early April, if you can find
    any information it would be much appreciated.
  5. Stefan,

    There's your answer: Bracket.

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