Ilford FP4 Plus Film 120 B&W ISO 125
Our Price: £5.00 GBP100139
A good all-round black and white film, this medium format emulsion 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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Sample shots (c) Nicolas Vigier
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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 120 B&W ISO 125 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
When I heard that Fujifilm Acros was to be discontinued, I was pretty pissed off. I'd spent the previous few years getting to know it after taking the decision to simplify to a couple of cameras and a couple of film stocks.
Acros had been an obvious choice as it was so good at night, a time when I made most of my favourite work. So when it was announced that it would be no more, I had two choices; I could buy up whatever remaining stock I could find at ever-inflating prices, or I could begin to audition potential replacements.
I went with the first. I'd used FP4+ in the past and so gave it another shot, but now was being more analytical about its performance, consistency and reliability. It passed every test with flying colours (if that's possible for a B&W film).
FP4+ gives refined, classy results. While it can be pushed (in the non-photographic sense) to give contrasty results, what it does best, and almost as well as Acros, is to record a massive amount of tonality. This means that you'll have a negative that gives you more to play with when it comes to use in the darkroom or lightroom.
While it isn't close to Acros's reciprocity-ninja status, its fall-off is repeatable, and once the simple Ilford chart is mastered, you can concentrate on the pictures rather than the maths and get the kind of shots I like at night - lots of dark blacks, controlled whites and enough greys in between.
FP4+ won't suit every situation - it's too slow for that - but Ilford offers another, well-regarded solution at ASA400. However, don't be fooled into thinking that FP4+ is just a slower HP5+ or vice versus. In my experience, they are very different. The grain of the faster film means that I've never been keen on the results. I'll use it where I can't use FP4+, but, with a steady hand and a wide aperture, those situation are limited.
This is a very fine grain film that renders details excellently, especially in 120. In my experience results can be quite contrasty whilst retaining detail, which I like. Great value for money as well, as are all Ilford films!
This is my favourite film for b/W portraits. Wonderful soft tones, sharp and very soft grain
The medium format film adds tons of atmosphere to portraits particularly when used with vintage cameras such as an old folding Ikonta I use.
I wasn't expecting much from this film, as it's only ISO 125 and the day was pretty overcast and grey. However I was pleasantly surprised - the 120 negatives were sharp and contrasty, even semi-stand developed in Rodinal (see example). I'll definitely pick it up again.
I’ve shot entire zine projects on 35mm FP4 and love it just as much in 120. It’s a great general purpose film with fine grain, moderate contrast that can be tweaked without introducing too much mess or artefacts, and just has that classic look I crave. I usually develop it in Ilford DDX but have also tried it in Ilfosol with really nice results as well.