Quote Originally Posted by Sjixxxy
Back when I was in college taking photo classes, one girl in the class had shot on either xp2 or T400CN, Either way, her prints looked pretty horrible, and when the proff. asked about what she used she admitted to using the film. The professor kind of when off how it wasn't exactly real black & white film, and that you could never get as good of results from it. I found the whole thing quite funny since I had spent the previous summer shooting on the stuff and was turning out some very excellent prints on the stuff. Just needed to bump that contrast filter way up.
Probably T400CN then, I tried printing on that and it was horribly flat and muddy, even at grade 4. That film has the same orange mask as normal colour negative film and I suspect it interferes with B&W printing. I haven't tried XP2 but I've heard much better reports with the printing and that it has a clear film base like normal B&W film (or at least a lot closer).