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    Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    I just bought into the Delta 100 5x7 sale....100 sheet boxes at a good price. My usual films are FP4+, TriX, or TMY2. My lenses are Dagors & G Clarons. The last time I used Delta 100 was about 15 yrs ago...in 35mm. My usual film developer is Pyrocat HD. I print with a color head Durst 138 and develop in Formulary 130, or Amidol (contact prints). I'd appreciate some comments .....your impressions from using Delta 100 characteristics etc...
    development range etc. Thanks

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    When I tried Ilford Delta 100, a few years ago, I found it to be very similar to Kodak T-Max100.

    I'm not a fan of fabricated grain films.

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    Thanks GemS, Any comments by folks who do use Delta 100 & like it?

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    I love it. Very smooth and easy to use, it has a special look. My favourite by a long way.

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    I'm also curious since I've also placed a ULF order for the Delta 100 5X7. I currently use FP4 & TriX 320 in this size; and contact print pt/pd as well as some Collodion POP. Are there advantages in Delta 100 for contact printing?

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    i use it in 120 and 5x4 and it's a superb film, it's an excellent replacement for APX100 and Tmax100 which were my main films for many years before the first was discontinued and the second became difficult to find (in some parts of the world).

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    It is fine for contact printing. I dont know if there is any advantage over fp4 or trix but I like it the most of those three for contact and scanning. Maybe it does not develop the density of fp4, but it develops enough quickly enough in pyrocat 2:2:100 for me to make carbon transfers on high contrast tissue with 2% ammonium dichromate mostly.

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    I've used it for many years in all formats, I shoot it at ASA/ISO 64, usually prefer Rodinal 1:50 or 1:25, occasionally HC110B, or D76.straight or 1:1. I find that I get barely perceptible grain at 18 diameters of enlargement

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    I use it in 8x10, and 5x7 and even had a special run of 4x10 done last year.
    I use it in ID-11 1:3 in a rotary drum.
    I'm making enlargements though.
    I use it at ISO 32 on very contrasty days and dial the development time way back.
    On cloudy/overcast days I use it at 64.

    Sorry I can't comment on the contacts idea, I only use the contacts for negative storage, not as final prints.

    Overall I would say it's a wonderful film.

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    Re: Ilford Delta 100 Sheet Film, Observations Please

    Thanks Everyone. I'm looking forward to giving it a try as my stock of other films dwindles. The bonus is the 100 sheet boxes as left overs.

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