Ilford Delta 100 - 35mm Film
Our Price: £7.25 GBP100132
Delta is a modern emulsion from Ilford and this is the daylight-rated variant- created with finer grain to provide sharp black and white images with excellent contrast.
While this means the 35mm film is slightly less forgiving of wide exposure latitudes, the professional results when you nail the exposure will blow you away!
To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Ilford Delta over on EMULSIVE.
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.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Ilford
Sample shots (c) Ric Capucho
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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 Delta Film 35mm B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
I decided to try Ilford Delta 100 after using FP4. I was looking for good contrast and finer rendering of detail while retaining a reasonable speed on the slow scale. The applications I had in mind were landscape and architecture.
I’ve been pleased with the results. Following advice, I tried to be careful with exposure and used good lenses, for example, Nikon 35mm f1.4 AIS and Zeiss Milvus 50mm f1.4. Scanning with SilverFast supports getting good dynamic range in the output files, but it’s clear, when compared with scans from other film stock, that the film is doing the hard work.
I’m a fan and now see Ilford Delta 100 as a core member of the range of films I like to use. I don’t recommend it as a snapshot or “walk around” film. It’s a film for considered use. I haven’t tried it for portraits. No filters were used for the example photographs.
Ilford's Delta films are lovely films but quite picky when it comes to correct exposure. Delta 100 is no exception to this and should be treated as carefully as a colour slide film. I ignored this the first time I shot Delta 100 and stuck it into a aperture priority camera which only gave me 6 usable shots! However, the grain is really fine, even when developed in LC-29 and the contrast is great (much better then FP4).
Overall, I would say this is not a film to use as a beginner and does require the photographer to have a better understanding of exposure to get the full impact of this film.
Very sharp, very little grain. But a bit lacking in "character"? Not as foolproof as Ilfords more traditional emulsions,,,,,,
Excellent film - first time using it and the results are stunning. Used this all outdoors on a cloudy evening and I love the results.
Ilford Delta 100 is part of Ilford’s Delta range of films. They all have a more “modern” emulsion. Which means, sharper, smoother and finer grain. We wanted to see for ourselves. So, we put a roll of Ilford Delta 100 in the Hasselblad X-Pan and took it out around Loughborough Junction.
Our shots have very fine, sharp grain. We were particularly impressed with the gain considering this is 35mm film.
Delta 100 handles the highlights, mid tones and shadows equally well. This is a very smooth looking film.
Compare it to a film with a classic grain structure, like Ilford FP4. You can see a marked difference when it comes to detail and crispness.