ILFORD Delta 3200 - Film Review

Delta 3200
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
Format35mm, 120
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This high-speed iso film is ideal for low light shooting.  It has very noticeable grain, especially in 35mm.  The 35mm grain is chunky but when properly exposed it looks amazing. we like the grain even more in 120 which is more subtle and pleasant looking.  This film has medium contrast, very subtle tones, and pretty good exposure latitude. We love it for window lit portraits and low light portraiture.  This is a film you want to meter for the shadows, being careful not to underexpose or else it gets really muddy and flat.

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Favorite Black and White Film in 120

Rated 5 out of 5
January 24, 2020

I shoot HP5 for all of my 35mm black and white needs, but in 120, Delta 3200 has just the right amount of grain and highlight tonality that I’m looking for. I tend to expose for the shadows at 1600 and develop this film at 3200. That’s given me the best results in terms of shadow detail, while still preserving the highlights.

Matt Day

Black and White at Night

Rated 5 out of 5
September 19, 2019

If you love the film noir look from cinema, then you love this film in 120. I haven’t tried the 35mm, so my review is based of of 120. I love to shoot this at night on the street. Gritty downtowns look amazing on this film. Perfect for low light situations. I often shoot it at 1600 iso.

David Orr

Favorite 120 B&W film.

Rated 5 out of 5
August 15, 2019

I rarely shoot this film in 35mm because the grain is a little to chunky for my taste but I love the grain in 120. The 120 grain is absolutely beautiful and I love it for portraits and low light hand-held shooing.

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