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Comparing and Contrasting Ilford Films

With winter edging its way into the Northern hemisphere, the long summery days are turning shorter and greyer as we anticipate the upcoming snow. Though the perfect combination of weather and Ilford film are in our midst! For the true monochrome enthusiast, there is nothing like the deep contrast and brilliant range of tones from a fine roll of black & white film.

With winter edging its way into the Northern hemisphere, the long summery days are turning shorter and greyer as we anticipate the upcoming snow. Though the perfect combination of weather and Ilford film are in our midst! For the true monochrome enthusiast, there is nothing like the deep contrast and brilliant range of tones from a fine roll of black & white film.

PanF
If image quality is a priority over film speed, count on this film to yield excellent images with fine detail and undetectable grain.

Pan F 120

FP4 is unrivaled when it comes to high quality B&W photography. The FP4 is a great choice for enlargements with its wealth of fine grain, high acutance and exceptional sharpness.

FP4 120

FP4 35

HP5 PLUS is a high speed, medium contrast film making it especially suitable for action and it is also an excellent choice under all lighting conditions.

HP5 120

HP5 35

DELTA 400 provides a great depth of field, excellent results in low lighting conditions, yet still provides the fine grain and level of detail normally associated with ISO 100 films.

Delta 400 120
Delta 400 35

Delta 3200 is an ultra-speed black and white film, ideal for fast action and low light photography such as night time, sport, or where flash photography is ‘forbidden’.

Delta 3200 120

XP2 SUPER is a sharp, fast, fine grain black and white film. It is easy to process because it is a black and white film which is processed in C41 chemicals alongside color negative films.

XP2 120
XP2 35

SFX 200 has extended red sensitivity and is especially suited for create special effects. Skies can be rendered almost black and most green vegetation almost white.

SFX 120
SFX 35

So put on your scarves and head out into your own monochrome world with your favorite camera and your new Ilford film friends.

written by alexandrak

6 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    lovely galleries
    but is is so colourful here in germany these days i will not shoot black & white... :D

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. vaya_cornholio

    super cool info on ilford film.. Ilford guide..
    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    I have serious doubts about Delta 400 films ability to provide "depth of field". Did you pull that review out of a google search?

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    @ kino-eye: it's actually a direct quote from the Ilford website's description of their product... :)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    From Ilford's website:

    "The liberating speed of DELTA 400 PROFESSIONAL allows fast action to be frozen, great depth of field, excellent results in low lighting conditions, the freedom of a handheld camera and yet still provides the fine grain and level of detail normally associated with ISO 100 films."

    The film itself does not provide 'depth of field', but the film speed may allow the user to effectively use a larger range of aperture settings.

    I feel sorry for the masses let astray by butchered, inconsistent and out of context product summaries and reviews. The more you know....

    Well, that's my tirade.... Happy Monday.

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  6. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    I'm sure the masses will be ok... ;) thanks!

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