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I need to develop a Fomapan 400 film using Fomatol P (Bromophen). Does anybody know where should I look for the developing time charts? The film is in black and white.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks everybody for the help! Since I only had Fomatol P (which is a paper developer, as pointed by Jindra) I made a test and it worked! 9 minutes at 26 degrees Celsius. I don't know if this is luck or what but it works. \$\endgroup\$
    – user53465
    Dec 18, 2017 at 23:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Do you happen to have a scan of the result? The theory why it should look no good is strong, but seeing is believing and I am a curious person :) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 20, 2017 at 8:18

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Short answer: you can not find the time chart because it does not exist.

Long answer: Fomatol P, which is a clone of Ilford Bromophen - I am including link to both product sheets - is a paper developer.

What you need is a film developer. The concentration of chemicals in film and paper developers is greatly different, to such an extent that they are not interchangeable.

To develop your Fomapan 400 you need to buy a film developer. Fomatol P will not do.

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The top result¹ returned from Googling 'Fomapan 400 film using Fomatol P (Bromophen)' is a link to the PDF spec sheet for Fomapan 400.

Included in the spec sheet is the information you are seeking.

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Or maybe not. From a comment by Jindra Lacko

Pointing to google is fun, but you should have noticed the slightly different spelling of Fomatol P vs Fomadon P. These are two different developers.

If someone else finds this question and really means 'Fomadon P', rather than 'Fomatol P', the information they need is in the chart above. 'Fomatol P' is not suitable for developing film.

¹ At least, before this answer was posted, it was.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, now, the top result is this question. \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Dec 17, 2017 at 15:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mattdm LOL!!!! \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Dec 17, 2017 at 15:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Pointing to google is fun, but you should have noticed the slightly different spelling of Fomatol P vs Fomadon P. These are two different developers, and your answer is wrong. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 18, 2017 at 9:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @JindraLacko Nice catch! \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Dec 18, 2017 at 9:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelClark I am Czech, and Foma is my "home brand" :) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 18, 2017 at 9:18
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Here is screen shot from the massive dev chart.

i could not find Fomatol P on it, perhaps you meant Fomadon P ?

Fomapan 400 with Foma developers

A great resource.

The Massive Dev Chart

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