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Old December 29th, 2013, 08:54 PM
Maris Rusis Maris Rusis is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Noosa, Queensland, Australia.
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Dawid, you are not wrong. Ilford Delta 100 is just about as good as a black and white film can get. Tone, gradation, detail, grainlessness, speed, and dynamic range are close to what is theoretically possible with silver halide technology. Kodak Tmax 100 is a close rival and Kodak Tmax 400 falls only slightly behind while offering two stops of extra speed.

I don't use the 35mm format but Ilford Delta 100 in 120 format roll film will deliver results hard to distinguish from 4x5 sheet film for moderate enlargements where camera movements aren't needed. There's a nice brick of Delta 100 in my film 'fridge right now.
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