Ilford Delta 120 Film B&W ISO 3200
Our Price: £6.50 GBP100137
The definitive high-speed medium format film to take with you to concerts, underground parties, and other night-time excursions. Delta is a modern emulsion from Ilford - created with finer grain to provide sharp black and white images with excellent contrast even in low light. While this means the 120 film is slightly less forgiving of wide exposure latitudes, the professional results when you nail the exposure will blow you away!
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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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Samples shots (c) Andrew Bartram
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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 120 B&W ISO 3200 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
i love this film! delta 3200 is know for its distinct and often highly reported loud grain structure and yes this film has strong visible grain but i was actually pleasantly surprised after shooting my first roll in 7 years just how fine the grain could be, dont get me wrong in high contrast situations that delta style almost graphite like grain comes out in full force (see my second photo) but i would say if you camera can shoot it in daylight do so! i had to max out the settings on my RB67 (1/400 @F32) to get a proper exposure on an overcast day but this film stock has a unique look you just dont get with traditional grain films or other black and whites stocks, when the grain is heavy it has an almost graphite pencil feel, when the grain is lower it is extremely sharp on edge detail and the tonality of this film shot in daylight bright light is fantastic.
if it wasnt for the extra cost id use this as my daily film i love the look that much! alot of people argue against it saying well why not just push HP5+ and in some cases this is a valid argument if you want that hp5 look at high iso perhaps but given its unique profile this is my go to fast film!
did i mention its also extremely versatile at over exposure and can be shot as low as two stops over exposed with working results (possibly lower but i daren't go so slow!)
honestly i cant sing delta 3200s praises enough especially as a black and white shooter in the usually drab overcast wet and dark north of england
I needed a fast film stock for a personal project to shoot in a derelict place with a friend of mine as the light though in some places inside the location was beautiful but not much of it was available. That film didn't disappoint as my medium format camera has a maximum ISO of 1600 and that was the speed I shot it at and I'm really pleased with the outcome. The grain adds drama to the scene which is superb to tell the story. The whole roll was shot at f/4 max aperture on that fixed lens but even at 1600 I was able to shoot hand held in the darkest rooms of the location. I will certainly use it again for some more personal projects in low light places.
Ilford Delta 3200 is one of very few options in its box speed range currently available. Naturally, film speeds such as 3200 come with a fair bit of grain; compared to the 35mm version, the grain in the 120 format is much less prominent at typical enlargements. Contrast tends to be high, but the tonality is wonderful. Such speed facilitates handholding of medium format cameras in unfavourable conditions, without requiring the use of flash. Alternatively, it can be helpful for street photography, maximising depth of field in varied lighting conditions. As such, the film perfectly fulfills the niche role for which it was designed. The sample image was taken at f/4 inside Ely Cathedral, in very muted light.
I shot it at 1600 with a Pentax 6x7 and developed in Rodinal. I expected a different outcome, a bit grainy stuff but no. Previously I shot on Delta 400 and I really liked the result, the Delta look. 3200 is no exception, it also has that tone and probably because pulling the film and the developer the details in the shadows were all there. It’s true one can blow out the highlights as it’s a high iso film but can be easily controlled in post. The sample image was shot under the trees without any filter and handheld 1/60 so it’s not the sharpest image ever but the character is definitely there.