Ilford FP4 Plus Film 120 B&W ISO 125
Our Price: £5.00 GBP100139
A good all-round black and white film, this medium format emulsion can cope with most situations under daylight conditions and will return images with medium contrast and outstanding sharpness.
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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) Nicolas Vigier
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If I want classic, predictable results on a bright day, I'll pick FP4 every time. I prefer FP4 over similar-speed alternatives like Ilford Delta 100 and Kodak TMax 100 not just because it's cheaper, but also because in my experience it is more forgiving of inaccurate exposures, and for me the "classic" look of cubic-grain films have a slight edge over the arguably "cleaner" look of the more modern T-grain films. The sample photos were shot on a Mamiya 645 and developed in 1+1 following Ilford's recommended temperatures and times. On medium-format, the subtle greys and lack of grain give the images a luminous, almost three-dimensional look.
FP4's forgiving nature makes it ideal for beginners. At the same time it's wonderfully sharp with low-grain and lovely, smooth tones which, when properly exposed and developed, should satisfy the most exacting professional standards.
I'm always very happy with ilford. Never let me down. And FP4+ is just great - studio work, portraits, landscapes, anything. You name it. As long as ISO 100 - 125 is fine for your work. Pushable but I would use HP5+ for ISO 200 (pulled) or higher (400, 1600 - 6400 - HP5+ is hard to beat). Smooth and sharp, great tonality, scanning fine - nothing wrong with this film. Just use it - no dissapointment here!
When I heard that Fujifilm Acros was to be discontinued, I was pretty pissed off. I'd spent the previous few years getting to know it after taking the decision to simplify to a couple of cameras and a couple of film stocks.
Acros had been an obvious choice as it was so good at night, a time when I made most of my favourite work. So when it was announced that it would be no more, I had two choices; I could buy up whatever remaining stock I could find at ever-inflating prices, or I could begin to audition potential replacements.
I went with the first. I'd used FP4+ in the past and so gave it another shot, but now was being more analytical about its performance, consistency and reliability. It passed every test with flying colours (if that's possible for a B&W film).
FP4+ gives refined, classy results. While it can be pushed (in the non-photographic sense) to give contrasty results, what it does best, and almost as well as Acros, is to record a massive amount of tonality. This means that you'll have a negative that gives you more to play with when it comes to use in the darkroom or lightroom.
While it isn't close to Acros's reciprocity-ninja status, its fall-off is repeatable, and once the simple Ilford chart is mastered, you can concentrate on the pictures rather than the maths and get the kind of shots I like at night - lots of dark blacks, controlled whites and enough greys in between.
FP4+ won't suit every situation - it's too slow for that - but Ilford offers another, well-regarded solution at ASA400. However, don't be fooled into thinking that FP4+ is just a slower HP5+ or vice versus. In my experience, they are very different. The grain of the faster film means that I've never been keen on the results. I'll use it where I can't use FP4+, but, with a steady hand and a wide aperture, those situation are limited.
This is a very fine grain film that renders details excellently, especially in 120. In my experience results can be quite contrasty whilst retaining detail, which I like. Great value for money as well, as are all Ilford films!
This is my favourite film for b/W portraits. Wonderful soft tones, sharp and very soft grain
The medium format film adds tons of atmosphere to portraits particularly when used with vintage cameras such as an old folding Ikonta I use.