Delta 400 in 220, any problems? : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

I am taking a trip to Hong Kong and bringing my Mamiya 645 Pro-TL. I'd like to minimize film changing but have never tried 220 Film. Have any of you had fogging problems with 220 (in a Mamiya 645)? Anything else that I should consider?

More specifically, I am thinking about Ilford Delta 400.



-- Craig Brown (, August 24, 2000


I use HP5+ in 220 with my Mamiya 645 all the time and have never had any problems with fogging. I can't imagine why the type of film would make any difference. 220 works fine.

As a side note, I sometimes feel that 220 with the Mamiya 645 and C- 220 is sharper than 120. Maybe its just me, but I think the paper backing might have something to do with it.

have fun on your trip.

chuck k

-- chuck k (, August 24, 2000.

There has been some discussion about 120 and 220 film flatness on the Med. Format Digest. In summary, Zeiss has determined that 220 is flatter than 120. I don't know if this testing just applies to Hasselblads. I would assume that this would be true for all 120/220 cameras.

-- Gene Crumpler (, August 29, 2000.

I use alot of Delta 400 in 220 size in my 645n. No problems with the film after I learned that the film must fit tight on the takeup spool when you first load (to allow all the remainder of the film to wind on tight as you shoot...I was getting edge fogging before I did this). If you are using XTOL developer you MUST remember to use at least 200 mls of stock for each roll 220...thats twice as much as you must use for 120 or 35mm.

-- Jim Vanson (, August 30, 2000.

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