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.
To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Ilford HP5 Plus over on EMULSIVE.
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) Ric Capucho
Where we ship
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!
Always been pleased with the results of this film. I feel it has the right balance of grain and contrast to give consistently good images from a wide array of subject matter. It's also one of the more forgiving films giving you a lot of latitude and responding well to pushing.
Ilford have created something great with HP5+. i have shot this film from EI 200 TO EI 6400. I've used in all types of cameras from 35mm point and shoot to 6x9, in broad daylight and near complete darkness. In all honesty I've not had bad results. It is an all rounder of a film, it won't let you down, it will adapt to a plethora of circumstances.
So why buy HP5? Maybe you want a good all rounder for British weather. Or you want to experiment with a technique and need a fair amount of latitude.
If looking for character or fine grain or other attributes, then try Pan F+ or Delta100. But if you're not sure, you can't go far wrong with HP5
This is my go-to and probably favourite all round black and white film. To my eye, it is less ‘clinical’ than T-max of the same speed, and has more depth and character. Easy to process, yields a nice manageable negative for either printing or scanning. Always in my bag...
and that's not a bad thing!
You know the score, you have an afternoon to shoot, go to the fridge and find out that last film you thought you had... you've already used it! You dash to the nearest film stockist (and those being in relatively short supply on the high street these days you probably end up in boots!) and a roll of HP5 is the only option.
The great thing is this is so much more than the mass rolls of kodacolor gold you used to find on the shelves of boots for the thousands of holiday pictures processed for 99p through a truprint postage envelope of 20 years ago.
It's a lovely film in use and with my cameras (an om-10 and a Yashica 635) it seems to have a fairly low contrast nature. I believe it can hold a higher contrast through more modern lenses but it's a long way off something like Tri-x I am sure. Due to this fact I find I tend to shoot a different subject matter with it as it as I don't find it fits something like gritty street photography and is better suited to in my opinion to a softer subject.
I'm never disappointed when I'm forced to pick a roll though and a step away from the norm is always a nice change!
When searching for a film that will pick out fine detail and present fine tonality in portraits, landscapes and macro photography, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the latter but an ever so slightly fuzzier edge to the former may leave you wanting more. Of course, shooting in formats larger than 135 will reduce this but if you want ultimate sharpness you’ll have to look for a modern grained film – that’s not what HP5 PLUS is about.
We shoot HP5 PLUS because of the one thing it delivers bags of: atmosphere and flexibility to be pulled pushed and generally battered about to fit the needs of the photographer.
I wrote a complete review, which you can find here: