Nicole Small | One on One

XP2 Super and Delta Pro 400

Outdoors- Ilford XP2 Super/Ilford Ilfotec DDX


When I decided to retry the Ilford XP2 Super film processed in black and white chemistry, I also wanted to see a comparison between other films that I had stored in the fridge.

Ilford Delta 400 Pro is a film that I have been in debate of using as a black and white 400 ASA film. Ilford FP4 is my main slow speed film but it does not always cut it when higher sensitivity is needed.

Having gone through testing Ilford XP2 Super film and loving the results, I will no longer need to worry about finding that 400 ASA film, nor will I need to restock on Ilford Delta Pro 400 film.



When days are bright and sunny I get a fabulous even light that strikes an area on my balcony between 10 AM and 11:30 AM that is perfect for sets like these. I used a spot meter and metered both subjects and came to a final exposure setting which was f/5.6 at 1/250. I used the same camera, (Mamiya C330), and processed with Ilfotec DDX.


Ilford Delta 400 Pro Film results:



Side by side comparison:


The results with Ilford Delta 400 Pro are great as well but my eye leans more towards the end result of Ilford XP2 Super.


I did another comparison with Ilford FP4 Plus film. I will share this with you in my next journal entry.


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