Ilford XP2 (120, 400 iso) user-review


The XP2 is a fast film that gives your pictures great detail and depth.

The XP2 is a fast film that gives your pictures great detail and depth.

This black and white film is one of my personal favourites when it comes to medium format b/w film. I never had any “accidents” with this film. It is even a good choice when expired. I bought the first rolls in a photoshop and those were expired for two years already but the results were still awesome. Fine grain, be it in low light or bright light situations. Full of detail and I never knew that grey and black can have so many different shades.

I used this film with a flash and in shadow – the results were both good. This is due to the 400 iso which is advantageous for a black and white film especially when you use it in your Holga. You can then use your camera whenever and wherever you like without having to fear that your pictures are underexposed.

The only problem is that the XP2 is a bit expensive but if you want to have really good black and white pictures you should not look at the price but at how this film turns your motives into stunning b/w images.

written by graefin on 2009-01-22 #gear #ilford #120 #review #xp2 #b-w


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    ist das ein brathähnchen audf bild 2???
    tolle bilder!!!!!!!!!

  2. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Schöne Bilder, aber Freunde werden der XP2 und ich nicht :)

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    wieso nicht?

  4. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    great shot, lovely film!

  5. dogma
    dogma ·

    yeeee xp2 rools

  6. smclemon
    smclemon ·

    "We're sorry but something has gone wrong"

    Nooo, the world cannot do without me looking like a bit of a dick!

  7. smclemon
    smclemon ·

    Well done me, this would be completely the wrong article...

    On a slightly related note I've some 35mm XP2 ready to be loaded into my about-to-be-picked-up-from-the-bloody-useless-post-office.

  8. smclemon
    smclemon ·

    this would be my "about-to-be-picked-up-from-the-bloody-useless-post-office-LOMO"

    I shouldn't be allowed on the internet, stupid brain\hands

  9. morsini
    morsini ·

    the pics looks awesome!!! makes me wanna be there.... really.....

  10. emma_voodoo
    emma_voodoo ·

    neun ist mein lieblingsfoto..

    (sorry if thats incorrect grammar, i just started learning german)

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