Foqus Type D 200 – REVIEW

Type D 200 is a 200 speed film from the Russian manufacturer Foqus. It offers fine grain, high contrast and good range, much as the description of it said.

I’m enjoying the tonal qualities, the contrast and the grain – BUT – i’m not so fond of the quality of the actual film. While loading it into my Cosina CT-1A, the camera which all photos in this post were shot on, I noticed two things;

  • This film is very thin. It’s almost like loading a piece of tissue paper.
  • The film base is green

The major thing is the first of these two; the thickness (or lack of) of the actual film. This meant trouble, as it was troublesome to load onto the spools for development – and the Fuji Frontier I use for scanning and printing wouldn’t accept it in automatic mode, so it had to be manually scanned, one frame at a time.

Below is an example of how this thing film managed to wrinkle while loaded into the development tank;

NS 191 Cosina CT-1A Type D 200 (7)


But beside this major obstacle, I do enjoy the tonal qualities of this film. Seeing as I have one more roll of it, I might give it another go, when the time is right. Maybe.

Until then, enjoy some more photos from this roll!

NS 191 Cosina CT-1A Type D 200 NS 191 Cosina CT-1A Type D 200 NS 191 Cosina CT-1A Type D 200 NS 191 Cosina CT-1A Type D 200 NS 191 Cosina CT-1A Type D 200

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