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Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-125)

You Pay: $32.95

Ilford FP4 Plus is an exceptionally fine grain, medium speed, black-and-white film. It is ideal for high-quality indoor and outdoor photography, particularly when giant enlargements are to be made.

Very-fine-grain film with wide applications
Push processing makes it a very viable film with many uses
Good images possible with ISO ratings from 50-200
Type 4x5"
Speed ISO 125
Applications General photography, copying and internegative work, and has many applications in scientific, technical and industrial photography
Process Ilfotec, Microphen, Ilfosol, ID-11
Color Saturation Not applicable
Grain Very fine
Sharpness High
Exposure Latitude Wide
Push/Pull Usable results even if it is overexposed by as much as six stops, or underexposed by two stops
Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-125)
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    IlfordFP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125)
     
    4.5

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent (14)
    • Accurate (10)
    • Good tonal range (10)
    • Scans well (10)
    • Reliable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork (8)
      • Travel (8)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Studio (6)
      • Landscape photography (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Semi-professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Film-Developer Combination

      Still my standard film, developed in PMK, used for spectacular (if I say so myself) 16x20 prints. While a faster film (ISO 400) would be more convenient for field work, the...Read complete review

      Still my standard film, developed in PMK, used for spectacular (if I say so myself) 16x20 prints. While a faster film (ISO 400) would be more convenient for field work, the gradation of FP4 is superior: more even contrast, from shadows right through separated whites in clouds. Faster films, to my eye, tend to "cluster" low to middle values around zone IV, which means that value dominates the print.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not what I expected

      I purchased this film to use in a 4x5 pinhole camera. I usually use Kodak Tmax 100 but I wanted to give Ilford a try and FP4+ had good reviews. I found the...Read complete review

      I purchased this film to use in a 4x5 pinhole camera. I usually use Kodak Tmax 100 but I wanted to give Ilford a try and FP4+ had good reviews. I found the reciprocity with this film to be far less forgiving than Tmax. My images came out very dark. I was able to lighten them in PS but the negatives aren't contact printable, which was my intention. I've recently tried HP5+ and really like it. FP4+ just didn't work for me and maybe isn't the best choice for pinhole but it's probably great for other applications.

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      5.0

      Great Film!

      By Jack

      from Stamford, CT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Good Tonal Range
      • Reproduces Well
      • Scans Well
      • Widely Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

          A great, ultra low grain film! I always get great results with it!

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          5.0

          Good quality

          By Jess

          from Bozeman, MT

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Good Tonal Range
          • Reproduces Well
          • Scans Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Architecture
            • Artwork
            • Fine Detail
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraiture
            • Still Life

            Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

            I've always preferred Ilford film, and when I stepped it up to 4X5 photography in August, I didn't think twice about which film to buy. The low ISO still gives great detail and clarity, and this delivers even more so as a large format. Trying to focus an 8X10 print is almost impossible because the grains are so fine (which is exactly how I like it). I consistently get the same results, and I've never had a problem with the dynamic range of Ilford's films. The tones are rich and accurate. Absolutely love Ilford products!

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            5.0

            great B/W 4x5 film

            By akosh

            from NH

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Good Tonal Range
            • Reproduces Well
            • Scans Well
            • Widely Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraiture And Landscape

              Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

              Excellent 4x5 sheet film. I have been using this film for decased and it never lets me down. I use it for everything from landscapes to portraiture. As Ilford states"fine grain, outstanding sharpness and high acutance" and it is true! Great film.

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              3.0

              Not what I expected

              By Lauren

              from NJ

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                    I purchased this film to use in a 4x5 pinhole camera. I usually use Kodak Tmax 100 but I wanted to give Ilford a try and FP4+ had good reviews. I found the reciprocity with this film to be far less forgiving than Tmax. My images came out very dark. I was able to lighten them in PS but the negatives aren't contact printable, which was my intention. I've recently tried HP5+ and really like it. FP4+ just didn't work for me and maybe isn't the best choice for pinhole but it's probably great for other applications.

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                    4.0

                    Ilford Film for Landscape 4x5

                    By MelD

                    from San Luis Obispo, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tonal Range
                    • Reproduces Well
                    • Scans Well
                    • Widely Compatible

                    Cons

                    • Not Iso 125 But 50

                    Best Uses

                    • landscape

                    Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                    Tested my old favorite Ilford FP4 Plus to see if anything changed in the past few years since I last shot film. Processed the 4x5 in Kodak XTOL full strength for 7.5 minutes at 70 F using ISO 64 for the exposure on a cloudy day. The purpose of the test was to compare large format film to digital 37MP full frame exposures with a Nikon D800E. I scanned the processed film into Photoshop using an Epson 4990 Perfection Photo scanner at 3200dpi resolution. Results: Yes, the film is superb for range and detail, but not so much of an advantage that it would get my preference over the digital file. The differences are noticeable between the two modalities, but the digital is a match for film and large format. I will continue to mix the two, however, using the Ilford, since it gives me excellent detail and range, and I am familiar with FP4 Plus after three decades of use.

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                    5.0

                    perfect portrait film

                    By joshuablackwilkins

                    from east nashville

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tonal Range
                    • Reproduces Well
                    • Scans Well
                    • Widely Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                      This is now my go-to film for portraits. In both 120 and 4x5, FP4 is wonderful for my style of BW portraits, giving great contrast to skin tones.

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                      5.0

                      Good Quality, forgiving.

                      By LEH

                      from Bend, Oregon

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tonal Range
                      • Reproduces Well
                      • Scans Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscapes

                        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                        I am new to LF photography and I found the Ilford Film to to be easy to work with.

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                        5.0

                        Solid

                        By anon

                        from New York

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio

                            Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                            Great film, a little too slow, but overall good exposures and turnouts.

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                            5.0

                            A Great Film!

                            By James

                            from Bavaria

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Almost No Grain
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Nice Toanl Range
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                              This is one of the best. I've been able to make some great shots using this film. The tonal range is about perfect, and the grain is virtually non-existant.

                              Perfect for landscapes, the contrast range is spot on!

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                              5.0

                              Great product, exactly what I needed

                              By Jillian

                              from Denton,Tx

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                I used this film for a large format camera for my college photography class. Didn't have any issues with the film and my pictures turned out great. So far I've only taken pictures during the day, but the quality of my images was fantastic.

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                                4.0

                                grainless

                                By Lat

                                from annandale-on-hudson

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                essentially grainless, i use this film to capture clouds. The amount of gray tones that end up on the final print blows my mind.

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                                5.0

                                Best B&W for a 4X5 camera

                                By Tim

                                from River Falls, WI

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                  I've been using Ilford film since the day I ran out of film while in England in the early 70's It has always provided me with even tonal ranges, and explicit blacks and white. Provides great large prints with little grain, or none.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great dependable product

                                  By Vintagedjd

                                  from Milwaukee, Wi.

                                  About Me Getting Started

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                    Love using the Ilford FP4. I'm able to get great detail with the 125, and the emulsions are quite accurate. I only wish that they made a more detailed reciprocity chart that went over 30sec.

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                                    4.0

                                    Quality product you can depend on

                                    By S-photo

                                    from Fort Collins, co

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                        used for studio work and a few landscapes, wonderful to work with. The film was consistent everytime and was easy to develop.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        "I would buy this product again and agai

                                        By BCTKR

                                        from Portland, OR

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                            Ilford film products are the top.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            GREAT price on great film

                                            By PhotoToronto

                                            from Toronto

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Reliable Performance

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                                WIth fewer 4x5 films available than ever before, it's great to have such excellent, reliable film for such an amazing price.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
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                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                good film for price

                                                By Bryan

                                                from Sacramento, CA

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate
                                                • Consistent
                                                • Good Tonal Range

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Artwork
                                                  • School

                                                  Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                                  Most of my problems were the result of user error as this semester was my first time using 4x5 format. What I don't like is the lack of grain, but that's a personal preference. The film itself it's very reliable and it's reasonably priced which makes it great for students.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  large format film

                                                  By Auds

                                                  from Charlotte, NC

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Consistent
                                                  • Scans Well

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Artwork
                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                                    I use it for my wooden large format camera. I like it, does the job right.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Very Reliable

                                                    By Pam

                                                    from Richmond, VA

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Accurate
                                                    • Consistent
                                                    • Good Tonal Range
                                                    • Reproduces Well

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Artwork
                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                                      I use this film to shoot in the landscape. It handles wide exposure latitudes nicely. Really looks good developed in Rodinal.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Superb Tonal Range / Great Scans!

                                                      By Photo Professor

                                                      from Rock Hill, SC

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Artwork

                                                        Comments about Ilford FP4 Plus 4x5" 25 Sheets Black & White Print Film (ISO-125):

                                                        Beautiful Long Tonal range with excellent modulation of values! FP-4 produces wonderful negatives with D-76 1:1 under normal conditions or for situations requiring a boost in contrast and nice compacted values with Ilford Perceptol (EI 50).

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