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Black and White in C41

I am now going to introduce you to the Ilford XP2 Super 400. A 35mm black and white film, but not a regular one. This film is processed in C41 as any other color negative film.

The Ilford XP2 Super 400 is a black and white film, but it has some special features that make it different from other b&w films. It is so special that it can be developed as any other color film. It is the perfect choice for those who want to shoot in b&w, but cannot get their b&w processed. You will be able to get it developed from any local lab, since it can be processed in C41. And it’s cheaper than regular b&w development.

The Ilford XP2 Super is a fast and sharp film with a fine grain, as you can see. We can use it anytime and for all kinds of subjects. I must say that some of my photos were rather dark, even though I took them with quite a lot of light. However, excellent results, glows, and contrasts that are worth trying are 100% guaranteed. We can use this film for different lighting situations, but always keeping in mind the same. In my case, most of the photos were taken under a shining sun and a few in the streets in which the lighting conditions were worse, but the results are very interesting.

What I like the most of the Ilford XP2 Super 400 is that it can be easily developed. Unlike other b&w films that must be processed in a traditional way, as I said before, the XP2 can be processed using C41 chemistry. Just like any other color film, what makes it is the economic choice that will give you amazing results.

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Cheers!

written by juansupergen and translated by bisilala

8 comments

  1. segata

    segata

    Good review, seems I made the right choice in adding a roll to my film box, now just to waith for the Zorki to next be reloaded :)

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  2. michell

    michell

    Regular b/w development is WAY cheaper than c-41!
    Just do it yourself! Much more satisfying than leaving all control of your images to some clerk with a development machine and a scanner and printer! ;)
    But still, it's some nice pictures in this review.

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  3. michell

    michell

    Regular b/w development is WAY cheaper than c-41!
    Just do it yourself! Much more satisfying than leaving all control of your images to some clerk with a development machine and a scanner and printer! ;)
    But still, it's some nice pictures in this review.

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  4. michell

    michell

    Regular b/w development is WAY cheaper than c-41!
    Just do it yourself! Much more satisfying than leaving all control of your images to some clerk with a development machine and a scanner and printer! ;)
    But still, it's some nice pictures in this review.

    7 months ago · report as spam
  5. michell

    michell

    Regular b/w development is WAY cheaper than c-41!
    Just do it yourself! Much more satisfying than leaving all control of your images to some clerk with a development machine and a scanner and printer! ;)
    But still, it's some nice pictures in this review.

    7 months ago · report as spam
  6. michell

    michell

    Regular b/w development is WAY cheaper than c-41!
    Just do it yourself! Much more satisfying than leaving all control of your images to some clerk with a development machine and a scanner and printer! ;)
    But still, it's some nice pictures in this review.

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  7. michell

    michell

    ooops, I guess something went wrong with my computer.
    sorry about the duplicates..

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  8. jvujnovi

    I've been using c-41 for many years (and printing it in my own darkroom). I'm trying to get back into doing my own black & white development as well, but I have found that when travelling c-41 allows you to go to a local lab and get it developed and printed. This gives an idea of your pictures can look & also you can show some of them when you get home.

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