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My flatmate went film shopping for me and, in turn, I ended up with a new batch of large photo paper which I had run out of in the middle of a series of prints. For added drama, it seems that they stopped producing that kind of photo paper and it stopped being available. Which sucks if you want all photos in the series to have the same look. Luckily the place where I originally bought the paper still had a few packs in stock and I got one of them. Along with that a collection of films spanning the world from the Czech Republic to the USA and the ISO range from 20 to 3200.

Three wildly different films.

My complete ignorance of the Czech language does make the Černobily on the Foma film package look a bit scary…

February 12, 2008, 0:05

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Comment by Chris: User icon

Being a Pole, I would also associate ‘Černobily’ with Chernobyl easily, but it just means ‘black & white’ (similar in Polish, that’s why I know).

I did use the Fomapan negatives, too, mostly the middle format 120 rolls. Way cheaper than Fuji or Kodak, with a decent quality.

February 12, 2008, 12:44

Comment by ssp: User icon

I’m looking forward to try the Fomapan and got myself a ten-pack of it. Should be good film for playing around without worrying about the cost (too much).

Thanks for the correct translation. I had guessed something along those lines (not that many options on such a pack, are there) but hadn’t gotten around to actually check it yet.

February 12, 2008, 22:49

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