Ilford XP2 - 35mm Film

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Ilford XP2 Super is a high-speed, fine-grained beauty of a 35mm 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 with significant benefits to the effective exposure latitude



Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1


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 XP2 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


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 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

Get Inspired

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Customer Reviews

Based on 76 reviews
David Yeoman
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
Sharing with the Film Community: No
My go to film to test 'New To Me' cameras

I use this filmstock to test new to me cameras, its good but not that contrasty, but the big advantage is that it can be processed in the 1hr High Street vendors. This allows me to put a roll through quickly to make sure a camera is working ok, its quite a cost effective film stock to do this with.

Jake Williams
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @rolleicorder82
Games of Tones

XP2 has been one of my most used films since the 80s. It has a beautiful tonal rendering, can handle a wide range of lighting and uses the C41 process, so you can get it readily processed anywhere any time. You also don't have to agonise about what developer to use! It's basically really easy to use and perfect for a beginner just getting into monochrome photography, but has a lot to offer the more experienced photographer as well. basically, I thoroughly recommend it, whatever your favoured subject matter (mainly streets, portraits and landscapes both inner and outer for me).

Kenneth Cousin
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Low light/Night
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Classic, very user friendly

XP2 gives you a film which is versatile, great quality, easy to shoot and can be processed anywhere, you can develop it at home as monochrome or have a lab do it as C41. It is easy to scan, can be over/underexposed vastly without blowing out highlights or losing detail. Those are the practical qualities. I would say artistically, it has a lovely, moody feel, stark without being grainy, sharp without being clinical. It can be used then by professionals or beginners and both can get quality results from it.

Tom Dunne
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
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Great B&W Film

I used this in my Rollei 35S and got some great results. With an ISO of 400, its a great all-round film. I keep my camera in my bag to take photos at work, so I needed a film that was good in bright sunshine and daylight interiors. The photos had a very low grain for 400ISO film and really nice contrast (especially on bright sunny days).

Christian Wilson
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography, Architecture
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Amazing film stock

I might have a unjustified love for XP2 However it’s an amazing film for users who want the convenience of getting colour film developed but the classic look of black and white , the grain is also quite fine for a 400 speed film and has a large exposure range.