Ilford XP

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XP2 Super
Ilford XP2 super 400.jpg
Maker Ilford Photo
Speed 400/27°
Type B&W print
Process Chromogenic
Format 35mm, 120, disposable camera
Exposure
latitude
EI 50/18° – 800/30°
Application General
Introduced 1998

XP is a chromogenic black-and-white film from Ilford Photo.[1] It was launched to great acclaim at photokina in September 1980, and went on sale in January, 1981. It has since progressed through a number of versions, with XP2 Super being the latest. The main competitor of Ilford XP2 Super was Kodak BW400CN, which was discontinued in 2014. As of 2018, Ilford XP2 Super and Fuji Neopan 400CN are the only black & white films on the market that can be developed using the C-41 process.

As a chromogenic film, XP2 can scan well because it avoids the limitations of Digital ICE, plus it has a similar exposure latitude to color negative film, so it can be exposed with an exposure index from ISO 50/18° to 800/30° on a single roll and be developed in traditional C-41 processing.

In 2013, Ilford introduced a version of their black-and-white single-use camera which includes 27 exposures of XP2 Super film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ilford History and Chronology". Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
XP2 Plus
Maker Ilford Photo
Speed 400/27°
Type B&W print
Process Chromogenic
Format 35mm, 120, sheets
Application General
Introduced 1996
Discontinued 1998
Replaced by XP2 Super
XP2
Maker Ilford Photo
Speed 400/27°
Type B&W print
Process Chromogenic
Format 35mm, 120, sheets
Application General
Introduced 1991
Discontinued 1996
Replaced by XP2 Plus
XP1
Maker Ilford Photo
Speed 400/27°
Type B&W print
Process Chromogenic
Format 35mm, 120, sheets
Application General
Introduced 1981
Discontinued 1993
Replaced by XP2

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