I find it funny that I’m still hunting for my favourite everyday black and white film, but I shouldn’t be surprised – there is so much variety in terms of brands, product lines and film speed to choose from. As you know, I’ve limited my choices to 100 speed film. When I discussed some of my findings with Jon he popped me a question: Why I haven’t tried the Kodak T-Max yet? To be honest, the thought never really crossed my mind.
Even before I picked up the Fuji Acros film (mentioned in my last post), I had walked into the Henry‘s Camera Shop down the street from DC and found a roll of Ilford SFX 200 film. I was intrigued by the box – It was black, with the letters SFX in purple…why is this film different? So I bought the roll and later that day asked Jon about it…
After coming away fresh from Jon’s Ilford PanF 50 challenge, I was itching to find a really nice go-to, everyday, black and white film. Don’t get me wrong – PanF is a great film, but I thought that it needed special handling just because of its lower ISO. Because of this, I wanted my film to have more of an ability handle a “run and gun” shot since I commute to and from work. What can I try out next? Enter Ilford’s Delta 100 film.