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07-13-2019, 08:55 AM - 4 Likes   #1
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Behind the film - Inside the Ilford factory

Fascinating video on the manufacture of Ilford film:


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Great to watch. I'm not a film user but I enjoyed this video.
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That was interesting. While I was watching it, I tried to remember if I've ever used any Ilford film or paper and I don't think I have. I remember at the newspaper where I worked, there was a box of empty film cassettes that we would refill and refill until they developed light leaks. Most were generic gray cassettes but there were a handful of Ilfords in among them. Of course, they were all loaded with Kodak Tri-X.
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Ilford makes terrific films, papers and darkroom chemicals. If you have never tried them you definitely should.

Their unflagging commitment to film photography through some dark days is inspirational to many of us.

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Nice video. Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by E-man Quote
That was interesting. While I was watching it, I tried to remember if I've ever used any Ilford film or paper and I don't think I have. I remember at the newspaper where I worked, there was a box of empty film cassettes that we would refill and refill until they developed light leaks. Most were generic gray cassettes but there were a handful of Ilfords in among them. Of course, they were all loaded with Kodak Tri-X.
They were Ilford cassettes because you couldn't open the Kodak ones without destroying them. HP400 was a worthy Ilford substitute for Tri-X
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I use Ilford papers and darkroom chemicals. I use FP4+ a lot now, its probably my favourite film. I still use Tri-X for my 400 needs but I might give HP5 another try when my Tri-X stocks run low.

I watched the Ilford video on Youtube yesterday and found it to be really educational and enjoyable.
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Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed this well made video. I've have been using Ilford since the 1970s. It's nice to see where it's been made all these years, and thanks for showcasing the dedicated team of people behind the scenes in the factory.

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QuoteOriginally posted by E-man Quote
Most were generic gray cassettes but there were a handful of Ilfords in among them. Of course, they were all loaded with Kodak Tri-X.
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I might give HP5 another try when my Tri-X stocks run low.
In the 70s I always got much better results with HP5 than with Tri-X. I could push HP5 to 800ASA and it still had finer grain than Tri-X at 400ASA.
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Back in the eigties I went through a lot of Ilford film and paper. Mostly FP4 and HP5 film, Pan F maybe once or twice. Paper was mostly Multigrade, but there was a box of single grade that came cheap. And there as a Kodak paper specially made for top notch monochrome prints from color negatives.

I also dabbled in Cibachrome color prints. Great stuff that was - straight from slide to print - with saturated colors out of this world. Good times.
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You gotta try harder, Chris. HP5+ has some amazing latitude. It's an easy and forgiving film. You can't miss with it.
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