Ilford HP5 Plus - 35mm Film - 36 Exposures
Our Price: £5.75 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!
I had a bit of fun with a couple of rolls of this. I bought 2X FP4+ and 2X HP5+ to experiment and compare with.
I found the HP5 to be extremly unfussy how it is shot (within reason). I also found it quite good at night. I tried landscapes which came out nicely as well as a couple of portraits which also worked well. This was all available light stuff.
My favourite of the two was the finer grain from the FP4 but that film seems a bit more contrasty. Personal preference really, the HP5 is definitely good stuff.
Everything shot at box speed and processed in DDX as per Ilford's instructions. I've not tried pushing either and apparently the HP5 is good for it - another time.
I'll happily buy more HP5+ when I've finished chomping through some Velvia 50 and Ektar that I picked up in the mean time.
Great film to experience B+W for the first time - would recommend to anyone!
Great for beginners, lovely contrast, especially on a grey sky.
HP5+ is a classic film - one of the first that most people start with in modern film photography and a go-to film for many of us, being versatile, cheap and readily available. However, another fantastic aspect is the ability to push this film to very high ASA, shooting at 6400 (+4EV) or 12800 (+5EV), as in the attached photos, is possible with the right developer (I used Microphen) and gives still fantastic results with great range and some nice contrast. This high pushing lets you shoot handheld at night/in the evening with no problem, making it great for street photography as well.