September 2002
FACT SHEET
EI 3200/36, HIGH SPEED, BLACK AND WHITE PROFESSIONAL FILM
FOR SUPERB PRINT QUALITY
DELTA 3200 Professional 35mm film is coated on
0.125mm/5-mil acetate base and is available in
36 exposure cassettes. DELTA 3200 Professional
35mm film is supplied in DX coded cassettes,
suitable for all 35mm cameras.
SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY
Wedge spectrogram to tungsten light
(2850K)
Sensitivity
LFORD DELTA 3200 PROFESSIONAL is a high
speed, black and white professional film for
making quality photographs in difficult exposing
conditions. It is ideal for action and available light
photography. It is designed to be exposed at
EI 3200/36 and given extended development.
Recommended developers are ILFORD ILFOTEC
DD-X, ILFORD MICROPHEN and ILFORD ID-11.
Wavelength nm
DELTA 3200 Professional rollfilm is coated on
0.125mm/5-mil acetate base. It is available in
120 lengths and is edge numbered 1 to 19.
HANDLING
DELTA 3200 Professional is a very fast film.
Always load and unload the camera in subdued
light. At airports, request visual inspection of this
film, and carry the film in hand luggage.
EXPOSURE RATING
The recommended meter setting for DELTA 3200
Professional is EI 3200/36, but good image
quality can also be obtained at meter settings from
EI 400/27 to EI 6400/39. It can be used in all
types of lighting.
FILTER FACTORS
DELTA 3200 Professional film may be used with all
types of filters (eg colour, polarising and neutral
density filters) in the usual way. Follow the
instructions given by the filter manufacturer.
DELTA 3200 Professional is particularly
recommended for exposing in the range
EI 1600/33 to EI 6400/39. It can be exposed at
ratings up to EI 25000/45, but it is important to
make test exposures first to ensure the results will
be suitable for the intended purpose.
DELTA 3200 Professional has an ISO speed rating
of ISO 1000/31º (1000ASA, 31DIN) to daylight.
The ISO speed rating was measured using ILFORD
ID-11 developer at 20°C/68ºF with intermittent
agitation in a spiral tank.
It should be noted that the exposure index (EI)
range recommended for DELTA 3200 Professional
is based on a practical evaluation of film speed
and is not based on foot speed, as is the ISO
standard.
Page 1 of 7
The exposure increase in daylight may vary with
the angle of the sun and the time of day. In the
late afternoon or the winter months, when daylight
contains more red light, green and blue filters may
need slightly more exposure than usual.
Cameras with through-the-lens metering will usually
adjust the exposure automatically when using
filters. With some automatic exposure cameras,
the correction given for deep red and orange
filters can produce negatives under exposed by as
much as 11/2 stops.
DELTA 3200 PROFESSIONAL
MAKING LONG EXPOSURES
For exposures between 1/2 and 1/10 000 second, no
adjustments are needed for reciprocity law failure.
When exposures longer than 1/2 second are given,
DELTA 3200 Professional, along with other films,
needs to be given more exposure than indicated
by a meter. Use the graph to calculate the
increased exposure time which should be given
once the measured time is known.
CHOOSING THE BEST ILFORD
DEVELOPER FOR THE JOB
DELTA 3200 Professional will give good results in
a wide range of developers when exposed at
meter settings up to EI 6400/39. At higher speed
ratings, ILFOTEC DD-X and MICROPHEN
developers are recommended. Further details are
given in the table below.
175
150
125
75
50
25
5
10
15
20
25
Adjusted exposure time (sec)
100
30
Measured exposure time (sec)
CHOOSING THE BEST ILFORD DEVELOPER FOR THE JOB
Manual processing (eg spiral tank, dish/tray, deep tank) and rotary processors
Liquid
Powder
Best overall image quality at meter setting
EI 400/27
ILFOTEC DD-X
EI 800/30
ILFOTEC DD-X
EI 1600/33
ILFOTEC DD-X
EI 3200/36
ILFOTEC DD-X
EI 6400/39
ILFOTEC DD-X
PERCEPTOL (stock)
PERCEPTOL (stock)
MICROPHEN (stock)
MICROPHEN (stock)
MICROPHEN (stock)
Finest grain
ILFOTEC DD-X
PERCEPTOL (stock)
Maximum sharpness
ILFOTEC DD-X
MICROPHEN (stock)
Maximum film speed
(up to EI 25000/45)
ILFOTEC DD-X
MICROPHEN (stock)
One-shot convenience
ILFOSOL S (1+9)
ILFOTEC DD-X
–
Rapid processing
ILFOTEC DD-X
MICROPHEN (stock)
Replenishable
ILFOTEC HC
ID-11
Dip and dunk
ILFOTEC DD
ID-11
ILFOTEC HC
Best overall image quality (liquid) and long tank life
Best overall image quality (powder) and long tank life
Flexible process time, range of dilutions and economy
Short leader
ILFOTEC RT RAPID
ILFOTEC HC
Rapid processing, best overall image quality and
long tank life
Range of dilutions, flexibility and economy
ILFOTEC RT RAPID
Rapid processing
Machine processing
Roller transport
Page 2 of 7
DELTA 3200 PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT TIMES
The table gives development times for both manual
and machine processing DELTA 3200 Professional.
The development times are based on picture
testing and are intended as a guide; they should
be altered if a different result is needed.
Note Development times may need adjusting to
suit individual processing systems and working
practices. If an established system is producing
good results, adjust the recommended
development times until the desired contrast level is
obtained. For more contrasty negatives, try the
development times for the meter setting above the
one used.
For manual processing in spiral tanks and deep
tanks, the development times are based on
intermittent agitation. Where continuous agitation is
used for manual processing (as in a dish/tray or
with some types of developing tank), reduce these
times by up to 15%. For use in rotary processors
without a pre-rinse, reduce the spiral tank
development times by up to 15%. A pre-rinse is not
recommended as it can lead to uneven processing.
Note Development times in other manufacturers’
developers are included for your convenience,
and are only a general guide. Other
manufacturers can and do change their product
specifications from time to time, and the
development times may change as a result.
35mm film and rollfilm
Dilution
Meter setting (EI)
400/27 800/30
1600/33 3200/36 6400/39 12500/42
Spiral tanks and deep tanks (min/20°C/68ºF)
ILFORD developer
ILFOTEC DD-X*
1+4
6
7
8
91/2
121/2
17
ILFOTEC HC
1+15
1+31
–
6
–
71/2
5
9
8
141/2
13
–
–
–
ILFOTEC LC29
1+9
1+19
–
6
–
71/2
5
9
8
141/2
13
–
–
–
ILFOSOL S
1+9
61/2
8
101/2
13
–
–
MICROPHEN*
stock
6
7
8
9
12
161/2
ID-11
stock
7
8
91/2
101/2
13
17
PERCEPTOL
stock
11
13
15
18
–
–
Agfa Rodinal
1+25
51/2
7
9
11
20
–
Kodak D-76
stock
7
8
91/2
101/2
13
17
Kodak HC-110
A
B
–
6
–
71/2
5
9
8
141/2
13
–
–
–
Kodak Microdol-X
stock
10
111/2
13
18
–
–
Kodak T-Max
1+4
51/2
61/2
71/2
81/2
11
14
Kodak Xtol
stock
5
6
61/2
71/2
10
121/2
Non-ILFORD developer
Recommended developers*
Page 3 of 7
DELTA 3200 PROFESSIONAL
Dilution
35mm film and rollfilm
Meter setting (EI)
400/27 800/30
1600/33 3200/36 6400/39 12500/42
Spiral tanks and deep tanks (min/24°C)
ILFORD developer
ILFOTEC DD-X*
1+4
–
5
6
7
9
12
ILFOTEC HC
1+15
1+31
–
5
–
6
–
7
51/2
101/2
81/2
–
–
–
ILFOTEC LC29
1+9
1+19
–
5
–
6
–
7
51/2
101/2
81/2
–
–
–
ILFOSOL S
1+9
51/2
61/2
8
101/2
–
–
MICROPHEN*
stock
–
5
6
7
91/2
131/2
ID-11
stock
6
7
8
9
11
131/2
PERCEPTOL
stock
91/2
101/2
12
151/2
–
–
Agfa Rodinal
1+25
–
–
51/2
71/2
15
–
Kodak D-76
stock
6
7
8
9
11
131/2
Kodak HC-110
A
B
–
5
–
6
–
7
51/2
101/2
81/2
–
–
–
Kodak Microdol-X
stock
7
8
9
12
–
–
Kodak T-Max
1+4
–
51/2
61/2
71/2
91/2
13
Kodak Xtol
stock
–
51/2
6
7
9
11
Non-ILFORD developer
* Recommended developers
Dip and dunk machines (min/24°C/75ºF)
ILFOTEC DD
1+4
8
81/2
91/2
101/2
131/2
19
Kodak T-Max RS
stock
4
41/2
5
61/2
81/2
101/2
Kodak Xtol
stock
8
9
101/2
131/2
171/2
23
ILFOLAB FP40, roller transport and short leader machines (sec/26°C/79ºF)
ILFOTEC RT RAPID
1+1+2
1+1+5
54
95
65
108
73
120
84
153
104
176
–
Kodak Duraflo RT
stock
54
65
73
84
104
–
Page 4 of 7
DELTA 3200 PROFESSIONAL
24ºC/75ºF
min
17
171/2
PROCESSING AT DIFFERENT
TEMPERATURES
DELTA 3200 Professional film can be processed
over a range of temperatures. Development at
20ºC/68ºF or 24ºC/75ºF is recommended and
the times are given in the development times table.
If development is not possible at either 20ºC/68ºF
or 24ºC/75ºF, the following chart can be used.
The chart is based at 20ºC/68ºF for a general
developer, and can be used to give an estimate of
development times at temperatures around
20ºC/68ºF.
New development time (min)
CONTRAST-TIME GRAPHS
The following graphs show the contrast of DELTA
3200 Professional negatives when developed over
a range of development times.
)
Meter setting EI 25000/45
manual processing
Dilution
20ºC/68ºF
min
ILFOTEC DD-X 1+4
25
MICROPHEN stock
22
Temperature (ºF)
METER SETTINGS OF EI 12500/42
AND ABOVE
When using meter settings of EI 12500/42 and
above, it is important to make test exposures first
to ensure the results will be suitable for the
intended purpose. A guide to development times
for meter setting EI 12500/42 is given in the
development times tables. For exposures at
EI 25000/45, use the guide in the following
table.
Contrast (
For example, if 12 minutes at 20°C/68ºF is
recommended, the time at 22°C/711/2ºF will be
10 minutes and the time at 18°C/641/2ºF will be
15 minutes.
Development time (min)
Contrast (
)
Temperature (ºC)
DELTA 3200 Professional film developed in ILFORD
ILFOTEC DD-X 1+4 at 20ºC/68ºF.
New development time (min)
Development time (min)
Note The chart can only be a guide because
different developers and processing techniques
can vary the results.
Page 5 of 7
DELTA 3200 Professional film developed in ILFORD
MICROPHEN stock at 20ºC/68ºF.
DELTA 3200 PROFESSIONAL
Stop, fix, wash and rinse
For best results it is recommended that all process
solutions are kept at the same temperature or at
least within 5ºC (9ºF) of the developer
temperature.
Density
CHARACTERISTIC CURVES
Relative log exposure
DELTA 3200 Professional film developed in ILFORD
ILFOTEC DD-X 1+4 for 7, 9, 12 and 16 minutes at
20°C/68ºF with intermittent agitation.
Stop Bath
After development the film can be rinsed in water
but we recommend that an acid stop bath is used
such as ILFORD ILFOSTOP (with indicator dye) or
ILFOSTOP PRO (without indicator dye). ILFOSTOP
PRO is recommended for all machine processing
applications. When tanks or dishes (trays) of
process solutions are in use a stop bath
immediately stops development and reduces carry
over of excess developer into the fixer bath. This
helps to maintain the activity and prolong the life
of the fixer solution.
ILFORD Stop
Bath
Dilution
Temperature
range
Density
Time (seconds)
at 20ºC (68ºF)
Relative log exposure
DELTA 3200 Professional film developed in ILFORD
MICROPHEN stock for 7, 9, 12 and 16 minutes at
20°C/68ºF with intermittent agitation.
PROCESSING
DELTA 3200 Professional can be processed in all
types of processing equipment including spiral
tanks, rotary processors, dishes/trays, deep tanks
and automatic processors. Standard capacity
figures and replenishment rates can be
maintained. When fixing DELTA 3200
Professional, however, slightly longer times than
used with conventional film are recommended for
best results.
Handling
DELTA 3200 Professional must not be handled
under any safelighting. Handle the film in total
darkness.
Agitation
Intermittent agitation is recommended for use in
spiral tanks and deep tanks. With spiral tanks,
invert the tank four times during the first 10
seconds, then invert the tank four times again
during the first 10 seconds of each further minute.
Otherwise, follow the recommendations given by
the processing equipment manufacturer.
Page 6 of 7
ILFOSTOP
ILFOSTOP PRO
1+19
1+19
18–24ºC
(64–75ºF)
18–24ºC
(64–75ºF)
10
10
Capacity
films/litre
15x(135–36)
(unreplenished)
22x(135–36)
The process time given is the minimum required, if
necessary a longer time may be used and should
not cause any process problems provided it is not
excessive.
Fix
The recommended fixers are ILFORD RAPID FIXER
and ILFORD HYPAM liquid fixers and ILFORD
ILFOFIX II powder fixer,all are non-hardening
fixers.
ILFORD Fixer
Dilution
Temperature
range
Time (mins)
at 20ºC (68ºF)
Capacity
films/litre
(unreplenished)
ILFORD HYPAM &
ILFORD RAPID FIXER
1+4
ILFORD
ILFOFIX II
stock
18–24ºC
(64–75ºF)
18–24ºC
(64–75ºF)
2–5
4–8
24x(135–36)
24x(135–36)
DELTA 3200 PROFESSIONAL
WASH
When a non-hardening fixer has been used wash
the films in running water for 5–10 minutes at a
temperature within 5ºC (9ºF) of the process
temperature.
For spiral tank use, when a non-hardening fixer
has been used, the following method of washing is
recommended. This method of washing is faster,
uses less water yet still gives negatives suitable for
long term storage.
After fixing, fill the spiral tank with water at the
same temperature, +/– 5ºC (9ºF), as the
processing solutions and invert it five times. Drain
the water away and refill. Invert the tank ten times.
Once more drain the water away and refill.
Finally, invert the tank twenty times and drain the
water away.
Rinse
For a final rinse use ILFORD ILFOTOL wetting
agent added to water, it helps the film to dry
rapidly and evenly. Start by using 5ml per litre of
rinse water (1+200), however the amount of
ILFOTOL used may need some adjustment
depending on the local water quality and drying
method. Too little or too much wetting agent can
lead to uneven drying. Remove excess rinse
solution from the film before drying.
FIX HARDENER
ILFORD RAPID FIXER and ILFORD ILFOFIX II must
not be used with fix hardeners as they are not
compatible with them. If a fix hardener is required
then only ILFORD HYPAM fixer can be used. Add
ILFORD HYPAM HARDENER to turn HYPAM into a
hardening fixer.
Generally for most applications modern camera
films are sufficiently hardened at manufacture.
Additional hardening from a fixer hardener is not
usually needed or recommended for processing in
spiral tanks, dishes/trays, deep tanks, rotary
processors, dip and dunk (hanger) machines and
short leader card processors, unless the processing
temperature is above 30ºC (86ºF), or poor drying
performance is being experienced. To minimise
the risk of physical damage a fixer hardener may
be needed when using a roller transport film
processor.
the minimum amount of hardener to have some
effect. This is around 3–6 mls of hardener per litre
of working strength HYPAM used. This increases
the film hardness slightly but has a negligible
effect on the fix and wash efficiency. When fix
and wash times are restricted the maximum
amount of HYPAM HARDENER recommended is
10–20ml of hardener per litre of working strength
HYPAM used. This higher amount gives a definite
increase to the hardness of the films processed
and while fixing and washing efficiency are
reduced the films will be adequately fixed and
washed for most purposes.
When fix and wash times can be extended the
maximum amount of HYPAM HARDENER needed
to achieve fully hardened films is 1 part to 40
parts working strength HYPAM i.e. 24 ml per litre.
Drying
To avoid drying marks, use a clean squeegee or
chamois cloth to wipe DELTA 3200 Professional
film before hanging it to dry. Dry DELTA 3200
Professional at 30–40°C/86–104ºF in a drying
cabinet or at room temperature in a clean dust-free
area.
STORAGE
Store DELTA 3200 Professional in a cool
(10–20°C/50–68ºF), dry place in its original
packaging.
Exposed film
Once exposed, process DELTA 3200 Professional as
soon as practical. Images on exposed but
unprocessed film will not degrade for several
months when stored as recommended.
Negatives
Store processed negatives in a cool
(10–20°C/50–68ºF), dry place, in the dark.
Suitable storage sleeves include those made of
cellulose triacetate, Mylar or paper (pH6.5–7.5)
or inert polyester.
A wide range of fact sheets is available which describe and
give guidance on using ILFORD products. Some products in
this fact sheet might not be available in your country.
Using a fix hardener will require the
recommended fix and wash times to be extended.
Depending on the film and processing conditions
the hardened fix time will be between 4 and 10
minutes and the subsequent wash time 10–20
minutes in running water.
The amount of HYPAM HARDENER that can be
added to the fixer is dependant on the film and
process conditions used. In some processors the
full amount of hardener cannot be used as the fix
and wash times cannot be extended adequately.
In these circumstances we recommend starting with
ILFORD Imaging UK Limited, Town Lane, Mobberley
Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 7JL, England
www.ilford.com
Page 7 of 7
98071.GB.www
September 2002