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Ilford XP2 Super 400 35mm : Solutions for C-41 Process Besides Kodak BW CN

This is the most enjoyable black and white film for those of you who don't have an access to process your own b&w film with b&w chemicals because you can process it with the C-41 process.

I haven’t tried the famous Kodak BW CN, black and white film which can be processed with C-41 (color negative film process) chemicals. When I found the Ilford XP2 Super 400 35mm film at Seni Abadi, Bandung, Indonesia, I have no doubt to buy it and try it out soon. Wanna see the result?

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When my senior high school friend, Hilman Adi Setyawan, came to visit me in my hometown, Bandung, Indonesia, I shot him with this film at night.

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Before the night, I accompanied him to the bus diecast small home production. In the middle of the walk I found this classicool car and asked him to shoot me with this film.

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Then I tried that famous selfie method without looking at the viewfinder style.

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It’s quite funny when I shot my friend with this film at night. Its color tuned out like tungsten film. But when I re-scanned it at other lab, it turned out like the usual lucky b&w color that I always use. I don’t know, correct me if I’m wrong.

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Actually, I love this film. Besides, it can be processed with C-41, the color is just unusual for b&w film.

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I try to shoot with this film at low light situations, when the sunlight only comes into the window hole at the mosque Al-Imtizaj, Bandung, Indonesia. And this is the result.

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Then I shot outside the window and the result is so pink. Weird isn’t it (?)

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I tried every possibility and every angle, just in case the color will turn out differently.

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Pink? B&W film? Different photo labs giving different results. I have re-scanned all of my Ilford XP2 shots and it turned out as usual b&w color, just like the Lucky b&w film that I always use. Unfortunately, I can’t upload the photo because there’s some error (?) at lab section right now.

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written by hervinsyah

2 comments

  1. istionojr

    istionojr

    waaa manteb pin ya kl di scan as a negative bukan bw, warnanya ga cuman ungu gelap tapi ada pink2nya.

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  2. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    @istionojr : Iya, Ga. Tapi asa aneh uy pas di scan ulang di pa haji warnanya jadi normal malah cenderung warna lucky bw.

    about 1 year ago · report as spam

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