Problems with ILFORD Delta 400 : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

Several people have mentioned having problems with the new version of ILFORD Delta 400, specifically in regards to a band of plus density down the center of the film. This is a problem which ILFORD would like to solve. To do this, we need samples of the problem.

If you are having problems with this film, please send any samples to:

ILFORD Imaging W. 70 Century Rd. Paramus, NJ 07652 Attn: David Carper

Please e-mail me at first, to determine if we still need samples.

Please include: the sample showing the problem (entire roll most helpful)

The batch number of the film (if known)

development sequence, included chemicals used, times, and temperatures.

Camera model.

When was the film shot? When was it processed? How long did the film stay in the camera, both before and after shooting?

How was film stored, both before and after exposure? Was it kept in the box and foil wrapper (120) or in the plastic tub (35mm)?

When and where was film purchased?

Also include your name and address, as well as telling us if you need the film returned.

This problem has come to our attention only in the past few days, and we are very anxious to determine the cause and to remedy the situation. Your help is greatly appreciated.

David Carper ILFORD Technical Service

-- David Carper (, May 10, 2001


Hi David,

Tried to send you this by email, but it keeps bouncing back!

Saw your posting at msg_id=005Cmd and thought I'd mention a different issue which I have only found on the new version of this film.

I only use 120, and a couple of batches have had the same problem - namely, when the roll is complete, and I open the back to remove and seal the film, the sealing band which needs to be licked has come away entirely, which obviously makes it hard to keep the exposed film tightly wound. The first couple of times I did this, I assumed it must have been due to clumsy winding or a freak error on my part, but it definitely is associated with certain packs. I use the 5-roll packs, and it either happens to nearly every roll in the pack, or not at all. This has not happened to me on any other film, including the previous version of the Delta 400.

Otherwise, I have found the film to be truly superb. By far the best in its class!

Hope this helps.

-- Ed Hurst (, May 14, 2001.

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