Pushing Ilford Delta 400 Two Stops

Recently, I shared what it was like pushing Ilford Delta 400 one stop. In case you missed it, you can find it here.

With this roll, I shoot indoors right next to a large floor to ceiling window on a sunny day. I probably could have gotten away with only pushing the film one stop, but I like to live on the edge and tend to like my photos on the brighter side, so I shot it at 1600.

With this set, I was shocked. I was expecting all kinds of grain. Afterall, it was pushed two stops. TWO. But it’s not. The images are still clear. The blacks are deep and the grain is so fine.


All images shot on a Mamiya 645 1000s camera, using Ilford Delta 400 film pushed to 1600, and developed and scanned at home.