ILFORD Delta 400 - Film Review

Delta 400
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
Format35mm, 120
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Delta 400 has very fine grain, subtle tones, medium contrast, and   is the most versatile in the Delta line up.  If you like shooting in a variety of lighting, indoor and outdoor, this is the film we recommend.  If you mainly shoot in daylight, Delta 100 is ideal and if you want to shoot in very lowlight, we recommend Delta 3200.

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Great film, fine grain, quite flexible

Rated 5 out of 5
February 1, 2020

I shot Delta 400 pushed to 1600 for a project that required me to be stealthy, so only one camera body, and the film needed to be quite flexible as I needed to shoot in daylight as well as in night conditions without a tripod. I did some bracketting, mostly to be sure to avoid motion blurr and I must say this film handeled thoses conditions very well. I tried two different developpers, first adonal (rodinal) following the massiv dev chart’s recommandations, the result were quite grainy and the transitions a bit harsh to my taste. I aslo tried Ilfortec DDX following Ilford’s recommandations, with far better results, less grain and better overall balance. I respectfully disagree with Russ Gorman, on one point, I find this film pretty easy to scan, even exposed at boxspeed, the density remains manageable.

Arnaud Perrot

My daily film.

Rated 5 out of 5
November 12, 2019

Great all-around film. I process in Pyro though it doesn’t stain much. smooth tones, tolerable grain. Great for silver printing, doesn’t scan well. I prefer it to HP-5. Finer grain with Delta 400 (though HP-5’s grain is beautiful).

Russ Gorman