New Ilford Delta 400 Professional?greenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread
I just picked up my first brick of the new PROFESSIONAL formulation of Ilford's Delta 400 yesterday and I am curious if anyone has tried it yet. I am optimistic that it might replace Delta 3200 for me because I shoot it at ISO 1200. In the April issue of Shutterbug they tested it with ID-11. I quote their comments about the new Professional Delta 400 exposed at 1600 and processed in ID-11. "At a two-stop push it's hard to believe that you're looking at film exposed at ISO 1600. Unlike the old formulation, this new film stock appears to retain quite a bit more high-light detail when pushed."
I always use Xtol and will start with their suggested times of 9 1/2 min at 68F(stock) and 14 min (1:1) at ISO 1600.
If anyone has tried the film and/or with Xtol I would appreciation your comments.
-- Bob Bedwell (email@example.com), March 04, 2001
More info (in English) on Ilford's French site (www.ilford.fr).
-- JS, Copenhagen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2001.
I have used this film at 400, 800 and 1600 (processed in Ilfotech HC at 1+31). I have found that it has superbly fine grain and sharpness, as well as producing a good range of tones. When pushed, it performs superbly, only increasing grain size slightly, and retaining excellent detail in highlights and dark areas. When my current developer runs out, I shall try it in ID-11.
-- Ed Hurst (BullMoo@hotmail.com), March 07, 2001.
Does anyone know of a mail order company in the USA that can supply new DELTA 400 135-36? I've searched without success.
-- Steve W. (email@example.com), March 07, 2001.