Ilford HP5 Plus 400 B&W ISO 400 35mm Film - 36 Exposures
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!
This film is amazing, the grain structure is great and the contrast is beautiful, this film is great at 400 ISO but can rakish be pushed +2 or even +3!
This is a really solid film - nice grain structure and copes well with different lighting situations. I found the results sharp and detailed whilst retaining the analog feel and warmth. I shot an entire reel in one session doing some night photos around Birmingham and I'm really pleased with the results. Once I work my way through the box of film sat in my fridge I will order this one again for sure.
Here are a few extra shots using this film on my Flickr - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLbJyDC
I've shot this film plenty at box speed and pulled a couple rolls down to 200. It doesn't go flat, it just keeps more detail across the range. I just pushed it to 1600 and was really satisfied with the results. Based on the contrast and grain at 1600, I'd rather push this than use Delta 3200. The boxing sample is @ ISO 1600 and the other @ ISO 200.
Ilford HP5 is one of the workhorses of Film Photography. It produces even tones throughout the range and is kind enough to beginners to allow for a couple of stops either way if you get your exposures out by more than a tad. It is at it's best when used for Street Photography, but has the capability to handle most of your needs. A great all rounder.
Simply the easiest to use, best value for money B+W film stock going. Wide exposure latitude, very sharp, good grain levels, in my opinion it's (on paper at least, as I do still prefer the vintage look of Tri-X despite saying all of this) the best b+w stock currently available. I've mostly shot it at 800 and it pushes very nicely- for a modern, clean, effective film that's also very easy to self develop you can't go wrong with HP5! Excellent for metering by eye as well, I shot a few rolls of this just guessing the exposure with very little experience and almost all the shots came out fine- more a testament to the film than to my skill for sure