Ilford Delta 3200 – 35mm and 120 Comparison

Ilford makes Delta 3200 B&W film in both 35mm and 120 formats. This post compares the two formats shot with the same settings and similar focal lengths.

See our Delta 3200 vs. TMAX p3200 35mm comparison

We love the look of both but there’s a noticeable difference when it comes to the grain. 35mm film grain will almost always be more noticeable than the grain of 120 film. Also, medium format will usually have better tonal transition and better detail due to its large negative size. Results can vary depending on the quality of the lens you shoot with and how well you meter.

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Illustration of how good properly exposed Delta 3200 can look but also how bad it can look if you underexpose it.

We’d love to hear your thoughts or any questions you may have in the comments below! 


Delta 3200 – 120 vs. 35mm! We’ve already done a Delta 3200 vs. TMAX p3200 35mm comparison but unfortunately TMAX p3200…

Posted by The Darkroom on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

4 replies on “Ilford Delta 3200 – 35mm and 120 Comparison”

What ISO did you rate the film at? What ISO qualifies as normal development at The Darkroom for this film? Thanks. Informative article (especially with the last bit of information added).

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