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Old 1st April 2018, 06:11 PM
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[QUOTE=alexmuir;119154]

The other thing I found with this film was that the effect of coloured filters was more dramatic than with standard B&W film.

Alex.

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Interesting quote, Alex and not one I think I have seen before. Can you say by how much dramatic it was i.e. did a yellow give an effect
much closer to say orange and orange closer to red or was did the effect not stretch quite that far?

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P.S. Anyone else using XP2 who has noticed this effect should feel free to chime in as well
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Yes you can rate XP2 at different ISO values and still obtain good results. The film is a chromogenic emulsion designed to be processed In C41 chemistry, not black & white developers. There after the negatives may be printed in black & white on black & white paper. The main factor about XP2 is that as the image is made from dye molecules it has zero grain. Great for high key studio work.
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I have to say that I recently printed from lab processed C41 negatives without a problem, and with good results. I will try to print and scan to demonstrate.
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Just been exploring the new ilford website and came across this post about XP2
https://www.ilfordphoto.com/ilford-x...ite-chemistry/
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Thanks Marty. I have seen a lot of this as a thread on APUG now Photrio and was impressed. He started out using Kodak HC110 but tried Ilford IlfotecHC which was presumably why it got into the Ilford Photo online Magazine

I think this person's thread on Photrio was reasonably well received, although there were those with a "why bother - it was never meant for B&W development " attitude but another some months later asking if XP2 Super could be used with B&W chemicals was "howled down" by several members - quite unfairly.

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Thanks for posting this Martin. Iím sure this article is by the same person I had seen posting about XP2 and HC110 on another forum.
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Just been exploring the new ilford website and came across this post about XP2
https://www.ilfordphoto.com/ilford-x...ite-chemistry/
Thanks Marty for the link. very interesting I think I'm going to give it a go.
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I used XP2 a few times in the past but it was rather more expensive than standard B&W film at the time, but now it is "only" about 20% more than the other main Ilford films I think it is time to have another look at it.

I do recall the very low grain and wide exposure tolerence and I seem to remember it was a doddle to print (possibly 'cos of the wide tolerence). I'll have to dig out the negatives and reacquaint myself with it.

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Just an update: I have exposed 3 rolls of XP2s @100iso using my pinhole camera. I have developed them using HC110 for 5 mins. The results are a lot better than I had expected. The negatives are very detailed with what looks like good tonal separation and without heavy contrast. The prove will be in the printing which I'm looking forward to.
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Hi Mitch,

Still got mine to shoot yet, but what dilution did you use ?

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