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I have just been to Ilford's website, and seen reference to 2 films I have never heard of before. These are Ilford Pan 100 and Ilford Pan 400. Has anyone heard of them? How do they compare to the Delta films?
The link is http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/bw.html
-- Ed Hurst (BullMoo@hotmail.com), April 15, 2002
An ex Ilford rep told me that the Pan films are FP4 & HP4 made for sales in 3rd world countries.How true this is I cannot say.I did print some negatives for a friend ( he purchased the film in Africa) that were Pan 100. Thet printed very well & held up to the newer emulsions. I also believe that these films are obtainable from Freestyle Sales under the Arista label.
-- Melvin (email@example.com), April 15, 2002.
But Fp4+ is a 125, not 100 film
-- Wayne (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 2002.
The Pan 100 and Pan 400 films are distributed in areas of the world where ILFORD does not have a corporate presence. They are based on FP4+ and HP5+ technology, but are produced to lower specifications and tolorances. While the quality is acceptable, these films are lower in quality than other ILFORD films.
David Carper ILFORD Technical Service
-- David Carper (email@example.com), April 16, 2002.
Wayne: But sometimes FP4+ is an 80, not a 125 film...
-- George Papantoniou (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 17, 2002.