Shot on expired Fomapan 100 stock, at box speed (no compensating for expiry).
I can't figure this stock. I seriously can't. It's like if you've got fairly diffuse light, it'll behave like a smooth Tri-X, but if thee are shadows, It gets contrastier than HP5 pushed 4 stops over the cliff.
I strongly suspect that's because - I've seen the timing tables published, they're literally "yeah, so between this time and that time around that temperature, probably, I mean it's not a hard and fast rule", so the lab I'm guessing has trouble figuring it out, so, well, wings it (but then, so would anyone, at home, right? Unless you get tons of rolls of the stock and shoot the same things under the same light and experiment with different times to get it juuust right), and then the prints are done from a digital scan, at which stage they try to get the most out of what they've got.. so it's possible the lack of pushing meant everything was under-exposed and they lost a lot of information at the bottom. Still....
I need to load up another couple of rolls, I did push it to 400, see what gives - I aslo had some rolls where I shot it at half a stop below box speed to try to compensate for age... Still, it's fun.
Anyone got experience with Fomapan, or generally emulsions by Foma? I understand they're based in the Czech Republic.
Hope that helps