Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm Film - 36 Exposures
Our Price: £5.50 GBP100140
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!
Push it, pull it, it'll do you no harm! One of the most versatile and reliable B&W films out there, and at such great value for money! Has a beautiful grain structure and love the contrast. I always make sure I have a roll in my bag, perfect for every occasion.
This is a go-to film for most conditions. I find it very forgiving both when exposing and developing it. Like most Ilford films, it handles very nicely in the darkroom and it scans nicely too. Maybe not a film to use every time if you want your images to be grain free, but nonetheless it has a distinct and nice look. Less grainy than the equally lovely Tri-X but still fast enough to cope with lower light situations.
This film has been consistently my most used film. I choose to shoot and develop it at 1600 as it gives me the best contrast and acceptable grain, and it is perfect for zone focusing for street work. I feel comfortable knowing I can push it up to 3200 and even 6400 with useable results.
Shooting it at 400 in my opinion produces a fairly flat image with more middling grey tones and not much contrast - a very classic and timeless rendering.
The film is cheap, reliable and scans pretty well. I am never without a roll on me or in my fridge. I've previously used XP2 as it was a C-41 film but HP5 has allowed me to get into film developing and scanning (as few labs process b&w fast or at all). I strongly recommend this film for any level of experience and practically any situation.
I was not a fan of the film shot at 400. I had a few left in my fridge so I decided to push it and give it a try. Let's go for a ride and push it at +2. I love the results and glad I tried. Love the contrast and the range of tones. Grain but not too much. I definitively will buy more of it ! I recommand it.