Oxford Union: Mary Berry Q&A – part 2

Written by Nasir Hamid on March 29th, 2016

These shots from the Mary Berry Q&A session at the Oxford Union were made on a different roll of film from the previous set and I wanted to post these as a comparison. The previous set were made with Ilford HP5 and these were made with Ilford Delta 400, both were pushed two stops to ISO1600. After the Q&A there was a book signing session where the light level was extremely low but the Delta film handled it very well thanks to my fast Voigtlander lenses.

[Tech info:] Leica M2, Voigtlander 35/1.2 and 50/1.5 lenses, Ilford Delta 400 at ISO1600, developed in Ilford DD-X. Pakon scans.



2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Gerald says:

    These are all very nice. The HP5 looks far more pleasing to me, though – far less grain in the shadows. Although I see you used different developers, so that might account for some of the difference too.

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Thanks, Gerald. I picked the developer based on what would give me the optimum result for each film type. I’ve got some shots from HP5 and Delta 400 that I pushed to ISO3200 and there you can see a huge difference. The HP5 didn’t hold up so well but I used Microphen in that situation and it’s a developer I’ve never used before.

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