Ilford HP5 Plus - 35mm Film - 24 Exposures
The 24 exposure version of the iconic Ilford emulsion, the slightly larger grain structure in the Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film will provide a wonderful vintage look to your photos. This 35mm black and white 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.
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Sample shots (c) Bezalel Ben-Chaim
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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 HP5 Plus Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
I'm a beginner in photography and tried this film because it's described as an all-rounder. I was very pleased with the results in the different contexts I tried it.
This film looks good in scans and offere a range of possibilities for creatine monochrome work. I developed tis in Ilford ID11 for 6 min and I am very happy with the results
Got the Ilford HP5 films I ordered quickly and they were well packaged.
HP5 used to be my go-to film many years ago for its amazing versatility, and an accident on a test roll this week demonstrated just how flexible this film is. I'd been intending to shoot a roll at 800 (my favourite speed for it) I've always liked the small boost in grain and contrast because, like most things, if a film's got it it should flaunt it!
What I hadn't planned for was having the aperture stick on my lens for the first few shots so, while I thought I was at f:16, I was actually shooting at f:3.5 - a full 4 1/2 stops of over exposure at my chosen speed, and even 3 1/2 based on box! Once I'd realised and done a quick lens repair, re-took the shots as planned, not expecting to get anything useable out of the first attempts.
Finished the film and developed in ID11 1+1 using Ilford's timings and was surpried to see what looked like useable images on the first frames. Scanning was a revelation. The first frames scanned VERY slowly as my poor old Minolta tried to deal with the density but the final results were a real eye opener - this film doesn't seem to care how you expose it, it just gets the shot for you!
It's worth mentioning that the uploaded examples have had NOTHING done except for cropping and the two "same shots" of the big boat thing are 4 1/2 stops apart in exposure. Yes, it's a little grainy (I like that, you may not) but it has good balance, nice tones, and phenomenal latitude if (intentionally or not) you need to vary exposure on the same roll.
HP5 has a reputation as a classic emulsion, and today's little accident shows just how deserved that is.
With the developed prints that came after shooting HP5+ It gave impressive shots, with enough grain to add a texture to images and make it look timeless. The 400 ISO is a great feature as well, meaning you can shoot this in many weather conditions.Up there with K400 as a B&W staple.