Am I the only one who remembers when Fomapan films had an electric blue base? I miss those days. Ultimately I know the blue base didn’t have any effect what-so-ever on your final print but it was just kind of fun to process film and marvel at the unique color. It was especially fun to bring this stuff with me to community darkrooms and have a million people ask me why my film was blue.
I don’t work with Fomapan films nearly as much as I used to. Not because I don’t like the film, I still very much do, but more because it isn’t priced as competitively as it used to be. Fomapan used to be as much as 50% cheaper than Kodak or Ilford films and now days they are roughy the same price. Add to this the fact that Ilford and Kodak films being much easier to find without having to buy online. I don’t see Fomapan products much in the brick and mortar stores whereas Kodak and Ilford films are plentiful.
I’ll post some scans of this roll in the coming weeks but one thing I really do not miss about Fomapan, especially the ISO 400 film, is the curl. You can see in this image that the only think keeping my film from curling up into a tight little roll is the fact that I put the magnifier on top of the negative sheet.