Ilford XP2 - 120 Film
Now: £5.50 GBP
Ilford XP2 Super is a high-speed, fine-grained beauty of a 120 film - and most importantly it can be processed via the normal colour process which is offered as same-day development in many high-street shops! A useful chemical trick from Ilford that has wonderful benefits to the effective exposure latitude of the film
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Ilford was founded in 1879 in the English town of the same name. They are B&W royalty in the photography industry thanks to their 140-year heritage and their support for photographers with chemicals and development as well as film. In the mid-20th Century they produced several well-regarded camera lines (including one given to Princess Elizabeth that was later stolen!) but today they are focused on producing the best films and development processes that they can.
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Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Ilford XP2 Film 120 B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
I just love that this can be developed in CR2 chemicals, bringing the developing costs down by quite a bit. I’ve heard some say they don’t feel like this looks true black and white, but I disagree, this film has so much character to it and is my favourite black and white film to use 35mm AND 120.
Very nice latitude and very forgiving, the film itself has a lot of density so it seems very nice for printing later on as well.
The scans I got had a lot of similar mid grey tones that i had to boost contrast but overall i think it looks very pleasing
This is my go to B&W film. I use it whenever I need to test a new piece of kit, and whenever I want to be sure of a decent result.
Whilst this won't make you a better photographer, the tones are superb and it has enough latitude to forgive most clumsy exposure results.
If you have a really good piece of glass then this emulsion will allow a great deal of detail to be captured. It also works as expected with monochrome yellow, orange and red filters with no strange results.
I like traditional silver based emulsions just fine, but if I *really* want to be sure of a good result then I pop some XP2 in and concentrate on composition rather than what the emulsion will tolerate.
A new dimension in BnW photography...super sharp, super wide exposure latitude...what else you would want? Manual developing at home. This is one and (as far as I know) only C41 BnW film stock available. But it's great! So yeah, why not.