the last few days i have been using a graflex slr ( series D ) .. just moments ago i exposed my last 12 exposure ” bag mag ” full of what might be foma 2oo and tmx 100. i loaded the film a month or so ago in anticipation of using it up fast. i researched the notch codes seeing i didn’t recognize them, there are a lot of films that used that code and my best guess is that i loaded was fomapan200. i found this very strange because i have have only bought fomapan200 film once in my life and the film box is unopened. … i am certain there are elves living nearby and they seem very interested in large format photography! they have borrowed my light meters and cameras, film holders, glass plate holders, even film and dry plates in the past … usually the stuff is lost for about a year and they put things back with film i have never purchased. so, i’m guessing this 30 sheets of fomapan200 was an exchange for the 30 sheets of tmy ( old 400 ) that went missing about a year ago. it sounds almost like a modern brothers grimm story ( the shoemaker and the elves ), but that’s a post for a later date.
i loaded it in the bag mags ( 4 of them ) and made some controlled exposures to test my new film developer line which is DEKTOL 1:7 ( 4 mins ) then SUMATRA CAFFENOL C ( 5 mins ) then wash and fix normally. if you read my posts here from time to time you will notice this seems familiar. i usually do the same thing using ansco 130 …. while it is sort of a new adventure, i am quite certain it will be just fine and i probably won’t even notice the difference. i’ll post a few scans after i process the film.