XP2 SUPER is a sharp, fast, fine grain black and white film. It can be used for any photographic subject, but ensures excellent results when there is a wide subject brightness range. XP2 SUPER has improved exposure latitude compared with XP2, and gives exceptionally sharp, crisp prints. The excellent highlights and improved shadows of XP2 SUPER give enhanced negative contrast for optimum black and white print quality. XP2 SUPER is easy to expose, and has extremely wide exposure latitude. XP2 SUPER is easy to process. It is a black and white film which is processed in C41 type processing chemicals alongside color negative films. XP2 SUPER is very easy to print. Negatives are printed on black and white paper in the same way as conventional black and white negatives.
XP2 SUPER is a chromogenic film. This means that the dyes which make up the image are formed during development rather than being present in the film or added later. The extremely wide exposure latitude of XP2 SUPER is the result of the unique relationship between exposure and grain in chromogenic films. The best balance of sharpness and grain is obtained when XP2 SUPER is exposed at EI 400/27. However, down-rated or overexposed XP2 SUPER negatives have finer grain, the opposite of that expected and obtained with conventional films. Up-rated or underexposed XP2 SUPER negatives have only a slight loss in quality. Furthermore, standard C41 processing is recommended for the whole of the exposure range.
XP2 SUPER 35mm film is coated on 0 . 125mm acetate base and is available in 24 or 36 exposure DX cassettes, or in bulk film lengths of 17 and 30 . 5 meters. XP2 SUPER 35mm film is supplied in DX Coded cassettes, suitable for all 35mm cameras. XP2 SUPER roll film is coated on 0 . 110mm clear acetate base with an anti-halation backing which clears during development. It is available in 120 lengths and is edge numbered 1 to 19. Following international standards, XP2 SUPER roll film has a red exposed label to signify color negative processing.
The Ilford XP-2 is commonly used for Action shots, Artwork, Photojournalism, Sports photography, Travel and more.The Ilford XP-2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Ilford XP-2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Ilford XP-2: Accurate, Consistent, Reliable tonal range, Scans well and Sharp
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impressive dynamic range and convenience
This film is one of those products that make me keep my film cameras active. I used it as 120 roll film and as 35mm, e.g. outdoors, indoors, wedding, fine art studio photography. It is one of the most convenient and flexible b/w films I have used, and it delivers consistently high quality negatives. Its main advantage consists in its outstanding dynamic range that makes it possible to take pictures from 50 iso to 800 iso on the same roll of film, with the same development, getting for each pi...View full Review
This film is one of those products that make me keep my film cameras active. I used it as 120 roll film and as 35mm, e.g. outdoors, indoors, wedding, fine art studio photography. It is one of the most convenient and flexible b/w films I have used, and it delivers consistently high quality negatives. Its main advantage consists in its outstanding dynamic range that makes it possible to take pictures from 50 iso to 800 iso on the same roll of film, with the same development, getting for each picture the full dynamic range of a usual film. For digital photographers (as I am, too): It is as if you could use all of the iso-range that your digital camera offers, but without having to change the iso setting before taking the picture. With appropriate adjustment in the dark room, one may even get decent results in higher iso ranges without changing the development process of the film. If there is no time to adjust exposure, one can virtually shoot without caring about it and gets a nice result nevertheless, by adjusting exposure in the dark room. Like only a few other films and certainly like none of the current mainstream digital cameras (I compare in particular with my Fujifilm S3 Pro digital slr camera with extended dynamic range), one can achieve a huge dynamic range and capture high contrast scenes without having to decide if rather the shade or the highlight areas should be reproduced. However, development should usually be adapted to the extreme dynamic range by using high contrast paper.
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I like the idea of dropping this film off at the local china mart for developement.
I used this film in my Kodak vest pocket. After a day of shooting I new this was the film for me. Its so forgiving. It seems to take the best photos no matter what. I wouyld recomend this to any black and white photographer as its avalable in 120 and 135. Great film.
I bought this film for shooting black and white photos with my Diana F+ camera. I like it because it is processed using C-41 chemistry. So it can be processed anywhere they process color negative film. I like the film's contrast, sharpness, latitude and tonality.
I was really surprised how nice this film is. I have never shot c41 b&w, but I will do so again!
I am impressed with this film. I am shooting this with an EOS A2 and 24 - 105mm f/4L lens. I am using it for portrait work primarily at this time. I am getting the results I want. Also, being C41, if I run out of time, I can take it to the drup store for developing. By the way, the film expiration date on my film is Dec. 2013.
Been using this for years and hope it does not get discontinued!
Began using in lieu of traditional B&W with TLR. Never did in-depth comparison to traditional films, but in general, I was very happy. Much more convenient that breaking out my own chemistry. Shot many jobs for clients with this film, scanning and printing on inkjet, and results were very good.
Excellent BW C41 process film.
I use this film at ISO 800 and ISO 1600 with great results. It seem to be as sharp as Delta 100! I travel quite a bit with it and absolutely no problem as long as I make sure I carry on. And, when I get home, I don't have to develop it.
Whether I use it as a typical B/W film or want to get an "old fashioned" look (Sepia) by way of C-41 processing, XP-2 gives me an even,rich tonal range.