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?
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.
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.
Then I tried that famous selfie method without looking at the viewfinder style.
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.
Actually, I love this film. Besides, it can be processed with C-41, the color is just unusual for b&w film.
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.
Then I shot outside the window and the result is so pink. Weird isn’t it (?)
I tried every possibility and every angle, just in case the color will turn out differently.
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.
written by hervinsyah on 2013-05-22 #gear #review #ilford-xp2-super-400-35mm-hervinsyah-bandung-indonesia