I'm an infrequent visitor to this incredible thread. It just moves so fast, it's added to all the time. So forgive me if I'm bringing up a subject which has already been covered.
I don't shoot much film, but I do shoot it regularly, perhaps one or two films a month. Mostly black and white. Went to Munich for a week's break in January, and decided to just shoot film. Normally I shoot Ilford HP5 and FP4, but I decided to give Delta 400 a go, just for a change.
I rated the Delta 400 at 800 ISO, because it was supposed to be bad weather in Munich. Turned out the weather was pretty nice, almost spring-like, but I still shot (three rolls) at 800, just so I could develop them in the same tank. When I used up the Delta 400, I bought a couple of rolls of FP4 in Munich.
Developed the five films the other day - the two rolls of FP4, and the three rolls of Delta 400 (rated at 800). Developed the Delta 400 in ID-11(1+1) for 17.5 minutes, as recommended by Ilford.
All I can say is that I'm absolutely amazed at the Delta 400. I'm attaching one of the shots I took on it (Leica M4, 35mm Summaron F2.8). Actually thought this was one of the FP4 shots, but it's Delta 400 pushed to 800. The detail, fine grain, and beautiful tones look to me like FP4, or even Pan F. I've always liked HP5 pushed to 800. It has grit and grain, and looks quite muscular in the rendering of tones, with fairly abrupt gradations. But the pushed Delta 400 is something else. I take my hat off to Ilford. What an incredible emulsion!
Edited by colint544, 04 February 2018 - 14:14.