Favourite Ilford Film?

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  1. duncanp

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    title says all,

    ilford delta proffessional for me
     
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    Pan F in both 35mm and 120 roll.
     
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    def. Hp5+ but I don't shoot Ilford anymore, Kodak all the way baby :D
     
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    Ilford XP2 super is my favorite. I can get 1 hour processing because it is a chromogenic and I can shoot from ISO100 up to ISO1600 on the same film. It has a very tight grain pattern and scans beautifully.
     
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    Well, I have only used Delta100 Pro so far. Looks like I might be trying the XP2 soon though. :wink:
     
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    I've got one question, can I make prints on "real" b&w paper from chromogenic film like bw400cn ?
     
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    Sure. You could stick a color neg in the enlarger and make a "real" BW print.

    I like FP4 and HP5, particularly when you could get it relabled as Arista Pro for half price. But they don't sell that since Ilford's financial troubles. When my stock of Arista Pro film runs out, I'll probably go to Tri-X as my choice for ISO 400. I like how it works with Diafine better than HP5. As far as a slower film I'm thinking about Tmax 100, but if that doesn't work out I may stick with FP4.
     
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    I know, but is going to work (I mean the "orange" layer of chromogenic film could work as some kind of filter, doesn't it?).
     
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    That can be problematic with multi-graded paper, but it can still be done. They used to sell some C-41 BW with a clear film base for printing in the BW darkroom. I'm not sure what the brands were. I thought XP2 had the clear base? Checkout the Kodak or Ilford website; I'm sure they would mention it there.
     
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    I haven't ever used the Ilford stuff, only the Kodak one but didn't ever try to print. good hint, just have to look at Kodak's site :)
     
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    From what I have read & experiences Ilford XP2 don’t have the "orange" layer and is intend to be printed on B&W paper, the Kodak has the "orange" layer for printing on color paper.

    As for printing chromogenic films on B&W papers I think you need an adjustable color head or filters.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that it will work with my fomabrom paper and documol developer, I'll see. thanks
     

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