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Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures) USA

B&H # ILFP4P36 MFR # 1649651
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Product Highlights
  • Panchromatic B&W Negative Film
  • ISO 125/22° in Standard Process
  • Fine Grain, High Acutance and Sharpness
  • Very Wide Exposure Latitude
  • Ideal for Copy and Internegative Work

FP4 Plus from Ilford is a traditional medium-speed black and white negative film characterized by a fine grain structure with high acutance and sharpness, making it well-suited to enlarging and scanning. It has a nominal sensitivity of ISO 125/22° in standard chemistry, and its very wide exposure latitude enables exposing up to two stops under or six stops over while retaining usable results. In addition to general photographic applications, FP4 Plus is also an ideal choice for copy and internegative work, as well as scientific, technical, and industrial photography.

This item is one 36-exposure roll of 35mm film in a DX-coded cassette.

Film Type Panchromatic black and white negative film
Film Format 35 mm (36 exposures)
Sensitivity ISO 125/22°
Process Standard black and white chemistry
Base 5 mil / 0.125 mm-thick acetate base

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IlfordFP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)
 
4.7

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (26)
  • Sharp (26)
  • Reliable tonal range (23)
  • Accurate (19)
  • Scans well (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork (19)
    • Travel (19)
    • Photojournalism (13)
    • Home (8)
    • Action shots (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (11), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best B&W film out there

    Great choice for most of my Portraiture work, sharp, detailed & I LOVE that B&H always has plenty of it with fresh Dates and a Great Price.

    Great choice for most of my Portraiture work, sharp, detailed & I LOVE that B&H always has plenty of it with fresh Dates and a Great Price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A Good Black and White Film

    Sample images attached, as developed and scanned by my favorite lab.

    Sample images attached, as developed and scanned by my favorite lab.

    Reviewed by 41 customers

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    5.0

    FP4 & HP5; very nice

    By Ken

    from Raleigh NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Scans Well
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

        I've been shooting TMX and TMY for many years, but when I dragged out the 6x6 camera a few months back, I decided to try the Ilford pair, FP4 and HP5. One reason is that one-shot at 1:3, they both take the same developing time, so I can develop a tank with one roll of each. The Ilford films don't seem quite as crisp as TMX/TMY, but I'm getting just lovely skin tones--beautiful IMO. (I'm shooting 120 and using D-76.) Everybody has a different opinion but I'm VERY pleased with the Ilford HP5/FP4 pair for everyday use.

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        5.0

        My main iso100-125 film

        By M6Photographer

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable Tonal Range
        • Sharp

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Street Photo
        • Travel

        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

        Very nice smooth grain. Versatile film for daily use

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        5.0

        Outstanding Product

        By Jim

        from Flower Mound, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Reliable Tonal Range
        • Scans Well
        • Sharp

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Home
        • Landscape
        • Portraits

        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

        I have used this product for over 20 years. It is my go to film in all formats. I develope them using PMK with consistent results. Beautiful mid-tones, shadows with printable highlights. Without doubt one of Ilfords best.

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        4.0

        Very nice

        By Nnp

        from Minnesota

        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

        I really like this film. Very fine grain and good quality, would buy again.

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        5.0

        A Classic Choice

        By Gizmo

        from Brooklyn

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Flat
        • Reliable Tonal Range
        • Scans Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

            Looks phenomenal in Ilfosol-3, great tonality, scans well, dries flat.

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            5.0

            Go to B&W film

            By Luke

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Reliable Tonal Range
            • Scans Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Home
              • Travel

              Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

              Ilford makes beautiful films. This is my go-to film. If I want a particularly large print or sublter grain, I might go to the PanF+, or if I'm shooting at night I might use the HP5+. I go to the FP4 over the Delta 100 because it is more forgiving. With the Delta, perfect exposure is key. If you get it spot on, you have the most exquisite grain imaginable. Otherwise, lots more shadows than you bargain for. With the FP4, 100% of my images are good and a few can be great. With the Delta, 25% are great and a few are OK. If I were a better photographer or rich enough to shoot a dozen frames of each image, I might go with the Delta. But FP4 offers *me* the best photos. Your milage may vary.

              One other note: Kodak similarly offers two black and white films for two kinds of grain. I will be trying these soon, as Ektar (a forgiving and wonderful color film) uses their T-grain tech. Depending on how that experiment works out, I may be switching to Kodak film soon.

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              3.0

              Interesting Film Stock indeed

              By VL

              from Cambridge, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                  This black and white film stock is unique indeed - it's almost creamy in texture. I would say it's low in contrast and heavy on the greys, which surprised me, but knowing this, I can use it in the future to specific effect. If you want something high in contrast that looks like typical black and white, go for the TMAX. This Ilford FP4 stock will give you something much more dreamlike, so I would use it in more painterlike, lower contrast situations.

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                  3.0

                  A Good Black and White Film

                  By John

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                        Sample images attached, as developed and scanned by my favorite lab.

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                        5.0

                        I like the film and the Prints

                        By Rodi Design

                        from Twin Cities

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Scans Well
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                        • Load Film Slowly

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                        Thank you guys for the wonderful job you do for me on every order I've ever sent to you. I like using film, and I'm testing lenses and Cameras all the time when the sun shines, I don't like grey days. I'm so glad you carry every film available especially the ILFORD Brand I use them all in B&W, I use them out in the wetlands close up and far away, plus filters with fluffy clouds, then I have prints made from this film on Canvas and you can't beat that when using a varnish covering. The part about B&W is the processing, it's like the old days when you could pick it up in a hour (Not like E6) and it always looks good and better with a little Photoshop tuning. I like the fine grain, it works wonders on large prints, and if you want really good prints use a Tripod.

                        I can't say enough about the detail you get from in this film, the ILFORD FP4 125, don't be afraid to try different exposures, it's always a backup shot and most of the time they turn out the best. Thank you for the good service. Rodi

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                        5.0

                        Goldilocks Film

                        By Adam Z.

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Scans Well
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                            If you like medium-speed, classic-grained black and white film, this is the one. Its grain is neither too big nor too small. It is neither too contrasty nor too flat. The physical medium of the negative doesn't feel skimpy or cheap, and it doesn't curl, no matter the humidity (or lack thereof) in your darkroom. And it makes perfectly beautiful images, shot at ASA 250, and developed in Diafine.

                            Perhaps the best reason to buy it, though, is to support Ilford. Ilford's continued commitment to film photography makes them an organization on which it is well worth spending some money.

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                            5.0

                            Just what I needed at the right price

                            By Wemsy

                            from Guisborough, uk

                            About Me Photography Student

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Consistent
                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                            • Scans Well
                            • Sharp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                Great film fast enough yet sharp enough for most work

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                                4.0

                                So far, so good!

                                By Anna

                                from San Augustine, Texas

                                About Me Photography Student

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                                Pros

                                • Accurate

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Regular Class Useage

                                  Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                  I have used this product for my photography course in college. So far, things have gone well, and I plan on continuing to use B&H for future purchases.

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                                  5.0

                                  great

                                  By borna

                                  from albany , ny

                                  About Me Photography Student

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                                        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                        nothing wrong about it

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                                        5.0

                                        Good Contrasty Film

                                        By Denver Photographer

                                        from Denver, CO

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                                        • Sharp

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Photojournalism

                                          Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                          Good contrasty film when pushed to 400 (with Microphen). Sharp and accurate.

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                                          4.0

                                          great

                                          By mar

                                          from New York City, New York

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate
                                          • Consistent
                                          • Scans Well
                                          • Sharp

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artwork

                                            Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                            for great pictures

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                                            5.0

                                            Taking things slow with FP4

                                            By JRod85

                                            from Lewisville, NC

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                                            • Scans Well
                                            • Sharp

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Artwork
                                              • Home
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                              I was looking for a good speed that would yield me the greatest flexibility with my Olympus 35-RC rangefinder. With that camera's limited shutter speed range, 100 was a touch too slow for low light shooting and 400 was too high for bright daytime excursions without the use of neutral density filters (which I do not own yet). I enjoy using the camera and the results are great, but it's usability was limited until I got a roll of this film.This film strikes a nice middle ground of the issues I've had with the rangefinder allowing me to shoot more and to really enjoy the results. So much so that I have even used this film in my SLRs. The results are very crisp with phenomenal clarity and tonal reproduction. I have always been impressed with ILFORD's ability to capture a great dynamic range while still maintaining a nice contrast and this film does not disappoint. I am very critical of most things, and I have to say I can not think of any reason why someone should not try this film.Anyone looking for a great general purpose film for landscapes and portraiture should try this film. This is a film that will forever be in my bag.

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                                              5.0

                                              Best B&W film out there

                                              By Pete

                                              from Philadelphia, PA.

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate
                                              • Consistent
                                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                                              • Sharp

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Artwork
                                                • Photojournalism

                                                Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                                Great choice for most of my Portraiture work, sharp, detailed & I LOVE that B&H always has plenty of it with fresh Dates and a Great Price.

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                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                My favorite film

                                                By jhunter

                                                from Nashville, TN

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate
                                                • Consistent
                                                • Reliable Tonal Range
                                                • Scans Well
                                                • Sharp

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Artwork
                                                  • Travel

                                                  Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                                  I love the look of FP4!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Best slow speed B/W film!

                                                  By AdiS

                                                  from Portland, OR

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                                        This has been my choice for slower speed B/W film. Can be pull to 50 and push to 200.

                                                        The right balance between sharpness, contrast and grain.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        The only thing out there

                                                        By AmishRandy

                                                        from Springfield, MO

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Dependable
                                                        • Fills a niche
                                                        • Predictable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Artwork
                                                          • Travel

                                                          Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                                                          It's important to have films with this ASA rating around for cameras that need it. The Zenit Horizont Russian panoram is one example.

                                                          I like Ilford film a lot. It is dependable and predictable.

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