Ilford Ortho Plus 80 120 Film - Medium Format
Now: £7.00 GBP
A wonderful new medium format 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.
And don't forget to submit a review with sample shots as soon as you've had a chance to play - so that the rest of the community gets to see 'real life' results!
Also available in 35mm format
Sample shots 1 and 3 (c) MattParryPhotoFilm, sample shot 2 (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.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Ilford
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 Ortho 80 B&W 120 Film today and dive back into the fun of medium format film photography!
So I was quite sceptical when this film was released. I really enjoy using Delta 100 for my portraits and Pan F Plus for my landscapes and you can almost buy a roll of each for the same price as 1 roll of the Ortho.
However, I really really liked this. The tones, and the crispness of the film really stand out and for me, it has a little more character than the very clinical look of Pan F. It deals with dynamic range very well, holding on to shadow detail in bright scenes.
I don't actually shoot much landscape these days so I can see myself moving to it - especially if I become a better photographer and the results warrant it.
Very nice emulsion.
(Images on Pentax 645n, dev in HC-110b as per MDC)
A really satisfying film to use. The quality is superb and the tonal range is really beautiful. A fantastic film to experiment with in different conditions, also very straightforward and easy to develop at home. Would highly recommend.
Great depth of tonality, perfect for darker, moodier shots. After one roll of 120 I bought a 5-pack of 120 and a 3-pack of 35mm. It has very quickly become my go-to film.
I shot a roll of 135 in good sunlight and was thrilled with the results, the other roll I had was 120 which I shot inside using flash, the results were different - with the 135 outside shots I liked the skin tones due to the absence of reds and the contrast, but with the inside shots the skin tone of my rather red faced white skin didn't come out all too well, it made me look a bit blotchy due to insensitivity to red tones. So, I think you need to be aware of the effects of Ortho film before you use it - it will turn reds darker. The attached photo is of a mannequin, who doesn't have wonderful skin, just to show what it can look like.
It is great film when used in the right place.