ILFORD XP2 400 - Film Review

XP2 400
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Rated 3 out of 5
User Ratings
Rated 4.6 out of 5
TypeC-41 Negative
Format35mm, 120
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GrainFine - Coarse
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Rated 4.6 out of 5
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 9 reviews)
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Convenient BnW film for 120.

Rated 5 out of 5
February 1, 2020

Contrasty, flexible, and can be dropped off at a local lab because it’s a C-41 film. I don’t develop the films myself (I wish I know how), but I want to shoot black and white without paying extra for black and white development process, it’s a convenient film to shoot with and just drop it off at a lab, and a great starter for people who wants to shoot black and white. It’s more expensive than conventional black and white films because it’s a C-41 I believe.

Joshua Andrei Rivera

Great contrast and grain.

Rated 5 out of 5
January 31, 2020

I started using this film due to the ability to process it at my local colour lab. I then discovered is can be developed using black and white chemistry at home too. The results are always on the contrasty side with a nice visable grain. I love the look for street photography and fashion. Be prepared for really purple negatives though – that can be confused for expired fixer…..

Paul Petch

Easiest out there.

Rated 4 out of 5
December 5, 2019

I’m not a negative film person for the most part, but every once in awhile I’ll use this to test cameras. I think it does a really excellent job. It isn’t Ilford’s best film for black and white, but as far as black and white convenience I can’t think of anything better. It won’t blow your mind with dynamic range but it has kind of a comfortable look to it.

Randy Jiner