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Ilford XP2 (35mm, iso 400), user-review

Black and white lovely-ness with the ease of c41 processing: This is a great black and white film that is widely and cheaply available and can be processed with standard c41 chemicals, so you can take it to your local supermarket, chemist, or 1 hour photo place and get it developed for a couple of quid.

Black and white lovely-ness with the ease of c41 processing: This is a great black and white film that is widely and cheaply available and can be processed with standard c41 chemicals, so you can take it to your local supermarket, chemist, or 1 hour photo place and get it developed for a couple of quid.

I love this film because of its sharpness that it always seems to deliver. As its 400 iso, it performs well in low light but when the sun is out, its brilliant.
I have found that overexposing it ever so slightly (half a stop or so) makes everything stand out nicely.
I really like the fact i can drop into my local chemist and get it developed quickly and cheaply.

Unless i ever get a darkroom at home i cant see myself ever shooting any other black and white 35mm film.
Now ive got a Holga i cant wait to try the 120 version.

written by thomasstephen

1 comment

  1. totalgenervt

    totalgenervt

    right - this one is more flexible as the kodak bw 400 cn ... the xp2 super is also in sunlight good

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