Fortepan, a sleeping beauty : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

I don't know how many people here use Forte films (esp. Fortepan 100), but I realized that it's looked upon & ignored by many..just because it's grainy. I have found that this film renderes unparalled tonality. I'm talking about the 120 which seems to have a different curve than the 35mm. I develop in DK-50(1:1). The film is grainier than TX but the gradation is beautiful & antique. I tried it in Xtol straight but with not as good separation. So far I have used it for studio work. Try it!


-- XOSNI (, May 23, 2001


I use Forte 100 sheet fiulm developed in pyro. It is a fantastic combination with an incredibly straight curve. Highly recommended.

-- Kevin Kemner (, June 04, 2001.

Some of my favorite photos were made with Forte 400 135. Tonality is very nice. A local camera shop was practically giving it away.

-- John Fleetwood (, June 04, 2001.

If you'd like to see some fortepan photos I made, check out this site:

-- John Fleetwood (, June 20, 2001.

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