Ilford HP5 Plus - 120 Film
Our Price: £5.00 GBP100141
The iconic medium format Ilford emulsion, the slightly larger grain structure will provide a wonderful vintage look to your photos. This 120 film is also very forgiving of wide exposure range so you will get good results in a variety of difficult light and contrast situations.
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Ilford was founded in 1879 in the English town of the same name. They are B&W royalty in the photography industry thanks to their 140-year heritage and their support for photographers with chemicals and development as well as film. In the mid-20th Century they produced several well-regarded camera lines (including one given to Princess Elizabeth that was later stolen!) but today they are focused on producing the best films and development processes that they can.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Ilford
Sample shots (c) Ric Capucho
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Ilford HP5 Plus Film 120 B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
Incredibly versatile and reliable, and by a long shot the primary filmstock I shoot on. Pushes like a beast, I've shot this film in the dark at 3200 iso with no trouble whatsoever. The image produced is a little on the flat side, but I prefer to manage contrast in post anyway. This is, without hesitation, the b&w film I reccomend to any beginner, both because of its cost and very forgiving exposure lattitude.
I was in a very low natural light situation and with only a 200 iso film in the camera, realised that to get the shutter speeds above 1 second!! I was going to have to go a lot faster. So I loaded a roll of HP5 and pushed it 3 stops to 3200. (developed it in ID11 stock). I am very pleased how the images came out. Dark and contrasty, but that's just how I like portraits.
Amazing film - works great in a 6x6 format in my Mamiya C3. I shot these sample photos at 100 ISO (by accident...) and they turned out fine.
Having used hp5 for a number of years in 35mm format, naturally it was the perfect choice when switching to medium format.
HP5 has become my go to film stock for most situations, it is perfect for beginners and more experienced a like. Highly recommended.
400 ISO works for me most of the time and hp5 just fits most of the situations i need. Delta 400 might be better but for mt latest project it involves extremely long estimated exposures so HP5s versitility is best.