Ilford HP5 Plus Film 120 B&W ISO 400
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.
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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 120 B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
I absolutely love hp5, it's probably my go to black and white film stock, it just handles everything so well and I really enjoy how clean looking the film stock is especially for portraits.
This is absolutely bulletproof film from Ilford. Pretty much any conditions will work for this film and it can be pushed and pulled as much as you want, you'll get something. Really strong Ilford quality, develops and scans well. A rival to Tri-X, with Tri-X being the one to go for if you want more grain and harsher contrast direct from the negative. HP5 is maybe more versatile if you want to see how you image turns out later.
I first used this film in medium format back in 2015 at University. I hadn't used it over the last few years since experimenting with colour film, and I missed it so I bought a few rolls... and always I was not disappointed. It is an all time favourite of mine, especially for documentary shots and landscapes.
i first got into medium format at university shooting on a Bronica ETRSi, I stuck to pure black and white in those days because i wanted to learn to process it myself and because it was much cheaper than colour!!
i was a firm hp5+ user shooting with that exclusively and the one big take away i got from it was consistency.
no matter what the situation its was always consistent and reliable even in handheld low light situations.
its also a doddle to process with great latitude and alot of room for push processing working well (even better than delta id say for grain) at speeds of up to 3200 ISO
i always shot my HP% at box and i feel thats definitely the way to go for a good middle road between tonality and contrast
I'll usually have a couple spare rolls of film stashed in my bag in-case something pops up that I fancy shooting, HP5+ is almost a staple in there as it's so versatile! Great for high contrast, moody and dramatic scenes with as much a grunge-y cast as superpan and a higher speed for more difficult conditions.
I've home-developed a few rolls and you can get relatively clean results with Paranol S, or push to 3200 with Microphen with results comparable to delta!