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

B&H # ILFP4P36 MFR # 1649651 USA
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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
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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 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sharp (29)
  • Consistent (28)
  • Reliable tonal range (25)
  • Accurate (21)
  • Scans well (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork (21)
    • Travel (20)
    • Photojournalism (15)
    • Home (9)
    • Action shots (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (13), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    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.

    VS

    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 44 customers

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    5.0

    Picture this

    By Randy the Newbee

    from Winthrop, ME

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Price
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Scenery

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

      B & W pictures show more detail, this film shows more details that the 400 speed film I have been using.

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      5.0

      Great versatile film

      By pmz7531

      from NY, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Scans Well
      • Sharp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Photojournalism

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

        Great versatile film to achieve old school photo effect.

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        4.0

        Great film

        By Martin

        from Boulder, Co.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Artwork
          • Home
          • Office
          • Photojournalism
          • Sports Photography
          • Travel

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

          Wonderful all-purpose standard speed b&w film.

          One complaint - recently, I had the film pull out of the canister so I couldn't rewind it. Had to get it off the M6 tulip, which took a trip to the dark room. This has happened several times with different Ilford emulsions. Excellent latitude, less contrasty than Tmax100 or Delta100. More Strand than Weston, so to speak. Shame, shame!

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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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  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

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      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

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

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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

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              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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