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Subject: [Leica] Wow! Fomalux III
From: s.dimitrov at (slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:05:26 -0700
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I used both RC surfaces. Worked out just fine. Behind glass, you can't  
really tell what one used.
I do plan to use their fiber, sometime down the road.

On Oct 23, 2010, at 5:49 AM, Marty Deveney wrote:

> The Foma papers, and the Foma films, are made in Hradec Kr?lov? in the
> Czech Republic.  I visited last year, as I have each time I've been to
> the Czech Republic since 1999.
> It's nice, but it's resin coated, so the surface isn't quite as nice
> as fibre base papers.  The image colour is much more neutral than Azo
> in anything other than some esoteric developers, which is nice.
> Purists may also be put off by it not being a pure chloride contact
> paper, but I don't really care which particular halide my silver salts
> are.
> Marty
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 10:29 PM, Richard Man  
> <richard at> wrote:
>> Rabiner quipped: "I think in about 8 or ten years some people will  
>> get
>> wistful and wonder what its like to shoot one of their film cameras  
>> or backs
>> again. When that  happens I'm sure the film will be made in Croatia  
>> in a
>> nice little mini factory and cost 33.3 bucks a roll..."
>> How right you are.
>> The last great contact paper was Kodak Azo. While Weston and others  
>> used
>> other paper besides it, it had a great reputation because it was,  
>> well, the
>> last one left.
>> But then Kodak finally killed it 4-5 years ago. And then there is  
>> no more
>> contact paper left.
>> Michael Smith and Paula Chamlee, major proponents of the paper,  
>> went as far
>> as making their own version called Lomida, which gets rave review.
>> Except it costs $$: $6 a sheet (16x20) and you have to buy in pack  
>> of 50
>> sheets.
>> Then I noticed Freestyle has "NEW: Fomalux III FB Contact Speed  
>> Paper" so I
>> got a pack of 8x10 and a pack of 16x20 to try out. No doubt it's  
>> made in a
>> Eastern European factory somewhere. Slightly cheaper at $4 a sheet  
>> (16x20)
>> and you can buy pack of 25.
>> Compared to Adox 110, I think I am using at least 6 stops more light.
>> But WOW..... the Adox is good, but Fomalux III is.. fantastic.
>> The only downside is, I need sleep.... but after I make one more  
>> print. This
>> stuff is good.
>> --
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