Ilford Users?

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  1. montresor

    montresor TPF Noob!

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    Which Ilford films do you like best? Preference for Deltas over the HP5s, FP4s, PanFs, etc.? Any experience with SFX (US availability now in question, I hear)?

    I may do a couple of comparison tests myself, since I have a couple of twin sets with cameras -- two Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super BCs, and two Canon AF35MLs with the 1.9 lens. Will report on whatever highy unscientific results I get.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've used HP5, FP4, and SFX. Absolutely no problems with any of them, all great films.

    SFX is supposedly in limited production these days; I've not read about US availability problems though. Hopefully we will still be able to snag it through Freestyle or B&H - hard to imagine these retailers not getting a share of the lot when its made available by Ilford.
     
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    The guy at the local pro store here said that's what he'd heard about SFX. I bet it's just a regional problem -- I was looking for PanF in 120, and he called his distributor, who said they could order it for me in a block of ten rolls, but there was no guarantee that they could even obtain it. I think you're right about the B&H/Freestyle route for some of the more interesting Ilfords. I took the opportunity to snag their four remaining rolls of 35mm PanF.

    Meantime, while composing this, I popped over to Ilford's page and found this:

    http://www.ilfordphoto.com/products/product.asp?n=12&t=Consumer & Professional Films

    So maybe the (semi-infrared) tide is turning!
     
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    Oh, goodie - coming next month. :cheer:

    There is definitely a US distributor, so it could be they ship out to the retail level. I bet this stuff gets snapped up fast - I know I want some!

    Seeing it disappear will be Ilford's ongoing incentive to release it like this next year. So buy, buy buy! :lol:
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Pan-F.
     
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    f8lranger4x4 TPF Noob!

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    I use hp5 and fp4 also bulk load Delta 400 all great film
     
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    Orgnoi1 TPF Noob!

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    I use the Pan 50... but other than that I use the Delta Pro series...
     
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    I like the ilford films, and shoot quite a bit of it. I haven't purchased anything from Kodak in quite a while as a matter of fact.

    I do some night shooting from time to time, and wish that I could get 3200 speed film in 120, but have only found it in 35mm
     
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    Ilford Delta 3200 is definitely available in 120. Should be able to get it in the US too - B&H appear to have some in stock now. I don't know about the faster Kodak or Fuji films though.
     
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    yup, you're right...I see it in my Freestyle catalog....
    humph...I've never seen it around here, though...
     
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    I use FP4 and HP5 quite regularly (I've just today ordered some more HP5) - After a time you just get used to a certain film (or films) and I tend to stick with what I know.
    I have tried XP-2 and got some pretty good scans, but it's not 'real' B&W is it? :)
     

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