Ilford Ortho Plus 80 35mm Film
Now: £7.50 GBP
A wonderful new emulsion: designed for situations requiring high-resolution detail and fine grain. Its colour sensitivity is skewed towards green and blue with two benefits: landscape photography will look particularly dramatic, and the film can be handled safely under dark-red safelights for easier processing and development.
Rate at 80 under natural light and 40 under tungsten light for optimal results.
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Also available in 120 medium format.
Sample shots 2 and 3 (c) MattParryPhotoFilm, sample shot 1 (c) Natalie Oberg
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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A first try with this film and I think I should have used a different developer. I think Rodinal is perhaps a bit harsh for this film.
I will use it again but rather than just take random pictures will plan what I shoot.
I shot a roll in good sunlight and was thrilled with the results, I like the way it doesn't handle reds and makes skin look more contrasty. Used it outside on a very blue day and as I like contrast I added some post development - the beauty of a digital world (or not depending on your point of view). I like it that much I ordered some more.
Although I bought a roll of 135 and 120 in December 2019, I wasn't able to finish the 135 until last week due to the appalling grey, wet and windy winter weather in the UK!
However, I loaded the 135 in my Leica M6 using a 35mm f1.7 Summicron lens, and headed into my home town Cambridge, where I shoot very frequently, especially for high contrast and deep black shadows, so I used a few locations as a reference from using other B&W films.
The promise of fine grain, controlled contrast and deep blacks did not disappoint, whether I was shooting abstract or architectural features.
I look forward to trying the 120 film in the studio where I photograph models and fashion work.
This film is quite expensive, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it again, now I know its characteristics.
Its hard to find fault with film which straight out the box delivers beautiful blacks with cultured contrast. Ilford recommend this as a good landscape film but it seems to handle varied lighting with ease. Ilford Ortho Plus 80 is a great choice for beginners as with most of their range.
There was muchos excitement all around when Ilford released this orthochromatic film a couple of months ago. And not wanting to miss out on the party, I grabbed myself a roll straight away.
The talk was of fine grain, nice contrast and excellent tonality. And it did not disappoint…
This film is amazing. It has absolutely gorgeous tonality with near non existent grain in the right light. The contrast is spot-on. Being an ortho film it doesn’t react to red whatsoever, so skin tones are a tad dark. But for landscape and detail-type shots - YUM YUM YUM!!!!
These example shots were shot in Cornwall over the Christmas period; the weather wasn’t great - gloomy, misty, rainy…. but the Ortho took everything in its stride. It really captured the atmosphere.
It ain’t the cheapest of films. But it really is worth it as it’s quite special.