Ilford HP5 Plus - 120 Film

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Ilford HP5 Plus is the best-selling black-and-white 120 film in our store, and with very good reason! Beloved by film shooters, this iconic Ilford emulsion has a gorgeous grain structure that will provide the perfect vintage look to your photos - particularly in medium format.

Ilford HP5 is also very forgiving of exposure, so you will get great results in a variety of difficult light and contrast situations.

You can also push it to 1600 speed while maintaining good detail and resolution, and after shooting it you will be able to use a wide range of home developing chemicals to nail your ideal aesthetic.

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Format: 120
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 12
Pack size: 1


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.  

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.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Ilford

Sample shots (c) Ric Capucho


Where we ship

When you buy your Ilford HP5 120 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 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 118 reviews
Matthew Deacon
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Travel, Studio work
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It put up with me! 🤣

I tend to overexposed or underexposed my films, which is normally devastating, but this film bears along with my imperfections.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
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A really easy film to use, but not 'spectacular'

A lovely film, sharp, contrasty, fine grain, and very forgiving. If you're used to shooting Rollei or Fomapan film, you might find the results more consistent but perhaps less 'stunning' when you get the lighting and exposure just right.

Jacob B.
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture
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Excellent and versatile film

Ticks the boxes for all that you’d want from a B&W film. Handles light very well and is happy being pushed and pulled, creating some lovely images. Perhaps one of the best features is the low price of the film, especially as the quality of the film is of professional standard.

Andrew Miller
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Travel, Low light/Night
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Great film

I’ve always loved this film, back from when I shot it in 35mm cameras back in the 90s. Recently I’ve been experimenting with older medium format cameras and this is my film of choice for putting them through their paces. It is very forgiving, creating great images even when I don’t get the exposure spot on. It works well in overcast conditions and love the deep black tones in the shadows. This image was shot on a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 6x6, bought for £10 on eBay.

Jake Smith
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Accreditation Handles: jk.sphoto
Fantastic everyday and project film.

I've only just started shooting Black & White as my go-to film for everyday use. HP5 was a good choice as its cheap, easy to develop and readily available. I am very pleased with the tonality and exposure latitude of the film and can see myself using it time and time again. The only thing I am less than impressed with is the contrast, though this will be enhanced by using coloured filters from now on.