musically, deep purple is very, very, good .
resist the smart *#^ remark)
photographically, it's par for the course - sometimes. as already mentioned the other colors may result depending on each lab/visit/etc.
i remember my first prints and negatives from the ilford xp - yikes, what happened i wondered? reasssured by others it was "normal" i relaxed a bit.
i did learn that those (and the kodak b&w chromogenic) negatives would print beautifully. they do require a grade or two or three higher contrast filter/dichroic head setting/paper grade than a most traditional b&w films.
i have found it to be my favorite portrait film...it's sharp without being "edgy" and the tonal range is generous and smooth. sometimes i look at a print from the 35mm version and it will look more like it was shot on the 120 format.
if i ever get around to getting a 4x5 enlarger, i will have to run some through my crown graphic...
smile, breathe, relax and enjoy
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