Ilford FP4 Plus - 35mm Film
Now: £5.50 GBP
A good all-round black and white film, this 35mm can cope with most situations under daylight conditions and will return images with medium contrast and outstanding sharpness.
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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.
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Samples shots (c) Jelle
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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 FP4 Plus Film 35mm B&W ISO 125 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
FP4 is great all rounder, lovely contrast and great for beginners!
The FP4 used under very similar conditions to HP5 and showing a markedly finer grain. Ilford Perceptol 1:1 in both cases. c£200 compact camera. A tripod would have improved image sharpness that x % .
An easy to get on with film; good latitude, tolerates developing errors. But needs care to get really good results. Grain a bit coarser than you might expect.
I put this in as the only B&W film I had in 35mm on the day, admittedly it wasn't going to be the best conditions for a slower film, but metering my Minolta XG-2 for the box speed of 125 seemed to allow me some latitude with apertures and shutter speeds.
Unfortunately the scans came back quite grainy, even the ones taken on a bright day, this may be because I have inadvertently underexposed, but I had expected much finer grain from this film. When the negatives arrive back from the lab it might shed some light on the true situation - there is a high possibility that this was operator error.
I wouldn't recommend this film for beginners as I think I would have got similar or better results if I had used a faster film but overexposed by 1 or 2 stops.
I like shooting this film at slow speeds in cameras from the 1950s to 1970s. It produces crisp images with great contrast and a fantastic range of tones. Really lovely stuff!