Ilford HP5 Plus - 120 Film
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.
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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.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Ilford
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!
HP5 is great at the best of times but in 120 format it really comes into its own. Forgiving, and open to pushing or pulling it is a perfect film to get creative with. With a roll of HP5 in your pocket at all times you'll be ready for anything.
I took these photos evening when sun went down and I love it . Thank you
I use this mainly with Holga, it's a great film with a lot of range. Ideal for something as haphazard as the Holga. Very forgiving.
It's the wonderful HP5 we all know and love but in 120 format. It's greatest strength is the ability to use at virtually any ISO whether it's pushing or pulling and get exceptional results. Many films can be pushed, but very few can be described as excellent when they are. HP5 is definitely one of those excellent pushing films.
I usually shoot it at 800 because I like the gentle bump in contrast it gives, but excellent results can still be obtained very easily at 1600 too. In fact, if it's evening time I'll very confidently and happily use it at 1600 because I know it's so good at it.
Using at the 400 box speed gives a full range of detail and pleasing middle tones (ideal for portraits).
It works box speed or pushed excellently with traditional tonal developers such as HC110. For more modern acutance developers like ID11 I recommend using at 800 or above to benefit from deeper contrast.
Because of the insanely high flexibility this is my favourite and mostly commonly used film whether its 120 format or 35mm. It's reliable, consistent, and high quality. It will become your go-to film.