Ilford HP5 Plus - 35mm Film - 36 Exposures

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Also available in 24 exposure rolls here


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.




Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 36
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. 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.

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

Sample shots (c) Bezalel Ben-Chaim


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 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm 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 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

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

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 196 reviews
Sam Birchall
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture
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Accreditation Handles: sb94_photo
Great Versatile Film

It's no wonder that HP5 is so many peoples go to B&W film. Its so versatile and is quite forgiving with under/over exposure making great for beginners. It gives beautiful results at box speed but I've found it responds really well to being pushed and gives the images a whole different feel that I've found works well with my own style.

It's always a film I recommend to anyone starting out or just looking for a good all rounder, can't go wrong with HP5!!

norman wood
Perfect for: [****] Photography, Architecture, Travel, Low light/Night
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Accreditation Handles: Norman Ritchie Wood

"All rounder" is a phrase that tends to imply something that's safe but not outstanding in any particular area, that's not the case with HP5. While it's an ideal film to load up for general duties it really shines in portraiture and street photography where the grain is enough to give you a little grit but not overwhelming or ugly. I love it, it gives Tri-X a run for it's money while being substantially cheaper. The exposure latitude is also very forgiving so a great film for beginners too.

Steve Jackson
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Low light/Night
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Accreditation Handles: (c) stevejax
Versatile film

Its a while since i used this. Just got it back today from your labs. Rated at 400 it covers most lighting situations. Ive upped the iso before to 3200 and it gives a gorgeous soft grain, fantastic film. For home development and darkroom printing this can be played with so much. Definitely recommend this Ilford staple! Steve

Keith Sharples
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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Accreditation Handles: Keith "Tank" Sharples
A reliable workhorse

If you're looking for a film that you can rely on to give good results in almost any situation, look no further than HP5+. It's quite forgiving if you don't quite nail the exposure, and produces fantastic results when you do! Absolutely perfect for a holiday/vacation, as it can happily be pushed a couple of stops if needed.

Neville Watkins
Perfect for: Beginners, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract
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Accreditation Handles: Plain Nev
Old School

Well, you've got to start somewhere, and HP5 is as good a place as any. I haven't used film for a long, long time, and so I was intrigued by other people's reviews of HP5. So much so that I decided to give it a shot. I like it. I got quite modern detail in some shots and some nice patina in shots that look quite old. I don't quite understand how that works at the moment. Maybe it's the conditions under which the photos were taken? But I was pleased with the results in any case. I might well come back to it at some point.