Purple XP2 Super negs

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Ilford's fact sheet on XP2 Super indicates that the negatives are "usually pink or red-brown and slightly darker than other black and white negatives".

The negs from the only XP2 Super roll that I've shot are strongly purple-colored. Does this indicate inadequate fixing? If so, should I fix them in a B/W fixer? I don't have any color chemistry, and don't know if color film uses a different fixer.

-- Matthew Hunt (mph@astro.caltech.edu), October 14, 1999


The couple of XP2 (not Super) films I've had developed had a very strong purple tinge to them. These are about 15 years old and the last time I looked, they are still that colour.

-- Nigel Smith (nlandgl@eisa.net.au), October 14, 1999.

this is the normal color. stick with it. this film is fabulous. if you want, try shooting at asa 200 for better shadow detail. gil

-- gil garcia (gil-garcia@worldnet.att.net), October 14, 1999.

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