I don’t know exactly when it happened but it seems that Fomapan’s Retropan 320 has been discontinued in its 35mm variety. I hope I am wrong but I can find no store that has it in stock, B&H lists it as discontinued and the Fomapan website no longer lists it among their products. The 120 and large format varieties remain but the 35 seems to have been silently pulled.
I’m shocked to say that it’s not even been 2 months since my first article was published on 35mmc (at the time of writing this, that is). I think it feels like longer because I have gained so much from being part of this community.
One of the benefits of sharing my work, whether I consider it a success or not, is that it makes me look at said work differently and inspires me to do things that I wouldn’t have thought of. One such instance of this has been the desire to pick up my Exa 1C again.
I have been shooting film exclusively for 2 years, but recently I decided to try some experiments. It was after watching a video on youtube that I wanted to get into the adventure of making black and white slides. I knew that it was possible with almost any film – I just needed to choose a good film for the job, and have a go at the process.
This roll of bulk rolled Fomapan 100 started its life as a wannabe participant to Jason Avery’s last August #Camerachallenge on Twitter. Each day had a theme, and at the end of the roll you were expected to have 31 themed shots and the extra frames were bonus ones to e.g. try again some of the themes if needed.