Ilford XP2 Super Film (120, 400ISO)

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Another interesting film by Ilford, this is a chromogenic film, so it's a colour film without the colour! It's a black and white film that can be developed in a Colour Processor (C41) for ease or if you like you can actually develop it yourself in a darkroom. Because of it's machine processing it has a very flat tonal range, great for portraits!

Here's what Ilford say:

ILFORD XP2 SUPER is a fast, sharp, black & white film with fine grain and a wide tonal range. It is extremely versatile to use making it an excellent all-rounder to have in your camera.

It has a particularly wide exposure latitude and delivers excellent results, including well-defined highlights and shadows, even in unpredictable lighting or high-contrast scenes where there can be wide-ranging subject brightness.

XP2 SUPER also provides enhanced negative contrast for optimum black & white print quality. This makes it an excellent choice for scanning as well as enlargement prints.

However, the key differentiator of this film is that while it is a true black and white film, it can be processed in C41 type processing chemicals alongside colour negative films. This makes it the best choice for photographers who want to shoot film yet want the convenience of being able to get it processed on the high street.

XP2 SUPER is also special in that you can shoot at different speeds from ISO 50 to 800 on the same roll of film and process as standard C41.