What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400)

B&H # ILXP2S120 Mfr # 1839649
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping on Orders over $49
You Pay: $4.75

The Ilford XP2 Super is a sharp, fast, fine grain black-and-white film. It can be used for any photographic subject, but ensures excellent results when there is a wide subject brightness range. XP2 Super has improved exposure latitude compared with XP2, and gives exceptionally sharp, crisp prints. The excellent highlights and improved shadows of XP2 Super give enhanced negative contrast for optimum black-and-white print quality.

Easy to expose, and has extremely wide exposure latitude
Easy to process; It is a black-and-white film which is processed in C-41 type processing chemicals
Easy to print; Negatives are printed on black-and-white paper in the same way as conventional black-and-white negatives
XP2 Super is a chromogenic film; This means that the dyes which make up the image are formed during development rather than being present in the film or added later
The extremely wide exposure latitude of XP2 Super is the result of the unique relationship between exposure and grain in chromogenic films
Type 120mm black-and-white chromogenic film
Speed ISO 400
Applications General photography but ensures excellent results when there is a wide subject brightness range
Process Procees in C-41
Color Saturation Not applicable
Grain Extremely fine
Sharpness Very high
Exposure Latitude Wide
Push/Pull Can be rated at EI 50-800

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
IlfordXP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400)
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (13)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Accurate (10)
  • Scans well (10)
  • Reproduces well (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photojournalism (10)
    • Travel (10)
    • Artwork (9)
    • Home (7)
    • Action shots (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (4), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice and Sharp with Good Lighting

    Pretty sharp outdoors, low lighting situations are more tricky. Definitely has less grain than other Ilford products, but it still has noticeable grain when the lights get turned off.

    Pretty sharp outdoors, low lighting situations are more tricky. Definitely has less grain than other Ilford products, but it still has noticeable grain when the lights get turned off.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for Basic Shooting

    My school requires us to use this film for all of our projects. The most important thing is to expose your shot correctly (obviously) but there is not much room for error. If...Read complete review

    My school requires us to use this film for all of our projects. The most important thing is to expose your shot correctly (obviously) but there is not much room for error. If you over-expose by more than a stop than its hard to get a good, contrasty print from the negative. I have taken so really good photos with this film so its not all bad but I find it best just for school projects where less creativity is involved. Its just not your traditional B&W film the Chromogenic films are less forgiving. Good for school but I use other films for personal and portfolio work.

    Reviewed by 19 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-19

    Back to top

     
    5.0

    A very flexible film stock

    By Mark Esper

    from London, UK

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tonal Range
    • Reproduces Well
    • Scans Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Artwork
      • Home
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

      I've been using XP-2 for a while and here's why. You can push it and the quality holds up - but better still (from a cost point of view) you can colour develop it as well.

      As the cost of dedicated black and white processing steadily increases having a B/W stock that can be colour processed (at least here in the UK) immediately halves the costs of developing a roll.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good for Basic Shooting

      By JK

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

      • Lower Quality
      • Not As Forgiving

      Best Uses

      • Basic Shooting
      • School Projects

      Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

      My school requires us to use this film for all of our projects. The most important thing is to expose your shot correctly (obviously) but there is not much room for error. If you over-expose by more than a stop than its hard to get a good, contrasty print from the negative. I have taken so really good photos with this film so its not all bad but I find it best just for school projects where less creativity is involved. Its just not your traditional B&W film the Chromogenic films are less forgiving. Good for school but I use other films for personal and portfolio work.

      Share this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice and Sharp with Good Lighting

      By satmary

      from Southern California

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent

      Cons

      • Low-light Grain

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Photojournalism
      • Sports Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

      Pretty sharp outdoors, low lighting situations are more tricky. Definitely has less grain than other Ilford products, but it still has noticeable grain when the lights get turned off.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Ilford medium format film

      By patou

      from Quebec,Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Good Tonal Range
      • Reproduces Well
      • Scans Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Home
        • Office
        • Photojournalism
        • Sports Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

        Very easy to work whit. Lovely grain,lovely greys.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Nice

        By E

        from NC

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

              Daughter is a photography student. Great find and great price.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This is outstanding film

              By Sarah Bennett

              from Springifeld, ohio

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Good Tonal Range
              • Reproduces Well
              • Scans Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork
                • Home
                • Travel

                Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                Great for landscapes and portraiture. c-41 process makes processing easy It really is not any more expensive than days past. I have an 'antique' medium format that i love for slow paced and hobby shooting of this film. I used it alot as a student. It has comparable latitude to t-max and tri-x. The negs can be cheaply scanned and have fine grain due to the big negs. But for fast paced weddings and seniors, digital has stolen my heart.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Product!

                By KaraBear

                from Jacksonville, Fl

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photojournalism

                  Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                  It is a good product to use when you want to take black and white film pictures :)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Flexible and consistent B&W film

                  By gastwa

                  from Rockville, MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tonal Range
                  • Reproduces Well
                  • Scans Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                    Love this film for both 120 and 35mm. I shoot it at ISO 200 for best results. Scans well too.

                    Share this review

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good latitude

                    By LP

                    from Mississippi

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tonal Range
                    • Scans Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                        After a shoot this past weekend in an abandoned building with only available light, I remembered how much I love this film. The exposure latitude is great and being able to use C-41 chemistry is a plus.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love it

                        By AHP

                        from Seattle, wa

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tonal Range
                        • Reproduces Well
                        • Scans Well

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Home
                          • Office
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                          This film has such a great tonal depth. One of my favorite black and white films.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          buyer beware

                          By Ellen

                          from Salem, Massachusetts

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Good Tonal Range

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork

                            Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                            When you are shooting with this film, be sure that you are shooting with bright lights, or adequate sunlight. I did nighttime shots, and even shooting with the zone system did not bring a wide tonal range. This, however, is the nature of the film. Just be aware of your lighting when shooting.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Consistent Beauty

                            By Mikey J

                            from L.A., CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tonal Range
                            • Reproduces Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Home
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                              I've always sworn by Ilford film, and for my first time using the 120 XP-2, I wasn't disappointed! I only used a plastic Holga, and every shot was crisp and had amazing contrast. My only complaint... they can't make 24 roll 120 film ;-)

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Nice Film

                              By John H.

                              from Miami, FL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork

                                Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                                Nice film. Good grain. Can process almost anywhere.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                nice film especially for scanning

                                By randy loo

                                from Haifa, IL

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Tonal Range
                                • Scans Well

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                                    Good B&W film especially for those that scan their negatives and use ICE technology. Performs better when rated at EI of 250-320.

                                    Share this review

                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    RATE IT AT ISO 200

                                    By eska

                                    from jackson hole, wyoming

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate
                                    • Consistent
                                    • Good Tonal Range

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Action Shots
                                      • Artwork
                                      • Photojournalism
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                                      Rating this 400 speed film at 200 gives you more spectrum in grays striking more depth and dimension in the photos. It's fast, sharp and the grain is very fine. NO problems or disappointments to report thus far...

                                      Share this review

                                      (3 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Not Trustworthy - Bad Manufacturing

                                      By perez

                                      from NYC

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Tonal Range
                                      • Scans Well

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Quality

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photojournalism
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                                      Had numerous rolls come out scratched, regardless of camera or lab that was used. scratches were very straight and uniform, ran the entire length of roll, ruined everything.

                                      i used to love this film. C41 convenience, snappy negs, scanned well. I just cant trust Ilford again though, especially since there are lots of good alternatives.

                                      Share this review

                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      XP-2 Super 120 Black & White

                                      By Kozma

                                      from Maryland

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                                        Excellent all way around. May be color would not satisfy vigorous purists of B&W phography and not all labs around USA take 120 film C41. But that is indeed a good choice for me.

                                        Share this review

                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        XP-2 120 Fast and sharp

                                        By ozorek

                                        from chicago

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Good Tonal Range
                                        • Scans Well
                                        • Widely Compatible

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Action Shots
                                          • Artwork
                                          • Home
                                          • Photojournalism

                                          Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                                          It is a sharp and fast black and white film. It can be used for any photographic subject, but ensures excellent results when there is a wide subject brightness range and gives exceptionally sharp, crisp prints. The excellent highlights and improved shadows of this film give enhanced negative contrast for optimum black and white print quality.

                                          Share this review

                                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great film!

                                          By Ricky

                                          from Athens, OH

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate
                                          • Consistent
                                          • Good Tonal Range
                                          • Reproduces Well
                                          • Scans Well
                                          • Widely Compatible

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Action Shots
                                            • Artwork
                                            • Home
                                            • Office
                                            • Photojournalism
                                            • Sports Photography
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Ilford XP-2 Super 120 Black & White (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400):

                                            I used the XP-2 for a commercial still life shoot. All of the negatives turned out great. All the images had a great tonal range when scanned to digital also.

                                            Share this review

                                            Mailers

                                            A&I -  Develop + Prints Mailer for 120 Print Film
                                            • You Pay: $15.49
                                             

                                            Film Accessories

                                            Domke -  Film Guard Bag, Large
                                            • You Pay: $33.00
                                             
                                            See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                            Close

                                            Close

                                            Close