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this is nearly always in my camera
on June 11, 2012
I've tried nearly every black and white film still available from Kodak and Ilford. I always end up back at Delta 3200. I don't shot enough volume such that I can load a particular roll for a particular day. I usually have to choose an ISO, and then commit to that over several days. I don't shoot enough during the daytime to be able to commit to ISO 100 or ISO 400, so I usually settle on 3200. I prefer the grain of Delta 3200 compared to pushing other films to ISO 3200.
The drawback is that since this is such a sensitive film, shooting in the daylight becomes problematic. (I favor large aperture lenses.) You should use a colored filter to increase contrast in black and white, but this is often not enough. Using an ND filter is strongly recommended (though you can get by with a polarizer. It does much the same thing for less.)
I'll buy other rolls of film if I know that I have a special event in mind, but Delta 3200 is what I stock to keep on hand.