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Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400)

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Product Highlights
  • Makes About 15 Rolls of 35mm Film

Ilford HP5 Plus is a fast black-and-white film. It is ideal for action, available light, and general purpose photography. HP5 Plus is compatible with all major processing systems, including those which give the standard short fixing and washing times.

Pushable to EI 3200
Produces high-quality prints even when rated with higher EI
Compatible with all major processing systems
Type 35mm black-and-white negative film
Speed ISO 400
Applications Outdoor/low light scenes, Sports, Photojournalism
Process Ilfotec, Microphen, Ilfosol, ID-11
Color Saturation Not applicable
Grain Fine
Sharpness High
Exposure Latitude Wide
Push/Pull Can be pushed to EI 3200

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IlfordHP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400)
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (23)
  • Consistent (22)
  • Accurate (14)
  • Widely compatible (12)
  • Reproduces well (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photojournalism (17)
    • Artwork (16)
    • Action shots (14)
    • Travel (14)
    • Home (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Would Definitely buy again

    I am a student taking a bw photo class and enjoy photography as a hobby. Rolling my own film is really fun and it can save money depending on how you roll your film....Read complete review

    I am a student taking a bw photo class and enjoy photography as a hobby. Rolling my own film is really fun and it can save money depending on how you roll your film. I tend to sometimes cut it at 5 to 10 shots because i only have time to shoot that much or i just really wanna develop them to see the results, if you do the math you will waste at least 1 and a half of a negative on each roll you make, so the longer the rolls, the more money you save. (install film in complete darkness to save the first two negatives, i think the max is ~38-40 depending on the size of the reel you use for development)

    The only thing i don't like about this is that there is no way for you to tell how many negatives you have rolled, so i just use an old exposed/developed roll of film as reference to measure the exact amount of film needed in a roll, but would be nice if they devised a method to do so without using a machine.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    mixed feelings

    I'm a big Ilford film nut, and love their stuff. I mostly use large format sheet film, and huge ULF rolls. This was my first time with their 35mm HP5+, although I've...Read complete review

    I'm a big Ilford film nut, and love their stuff. I mostly use large format sheet film, and huge ULF rolls. This was my first time with their 35mm HP5+, although I've used HP5+ in their other films for years. Everything went as usual with respect to exposure, etc., except the base seems to have a purple cast, compared to all my other films that are clear. Fresh fixer, and fixed long enough, yes, I'm aware of all that, and still the purple exists. Maybe I got a bad batch, but it surely isn't making me want to try another [$] roll to find out. Never had any issues with any of their HP5, FP4, or delta films. 8x10, 4x5, 120, or 8"x100' rolls. This one is strange.

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    5.0

    You know what to expect, thankfully

    By Kyle

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tonal Range

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Photojournalism
      • Sports Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

      If you have used Ilford products before, then you are familiar with their quality and packaging, this film is no different. It is a go-to, no-brainer stock. This film doesn't need my praise and endorsement - you already know that you're going to get with Ilford; one of the last manufacturers committed to the exacting demands of anyone still shooting film. We shoot film because we want to, not out of necessity. Ilford knows that this bar is set dangerously high - their quality cannot waiver or vary from batch to batch, otherwise we would all switch to digital.

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      5.0

      High sharpness and wild grain

      By SANTouKy

      from Busan S.Korea

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tonal Range
      • Widely Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Artwork

        Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

        I took street picture by HP5

        These days everyone take pic Digital camera
        and Digital tech is more and more good quality in future
        So negative and silver don't have to follow gooood quality like digital but have to find diffrent, nagavie's own character compare with Digital pic

        If you use HP5 I think u can find black&white nega's diffrent feeling compare digital

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        4.0

        Great for Getting back into Bulk Rolling

        By Caroline, photo grad student

        from Saint Louis

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tonal Range

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Photojournalism

          Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

          This is a good film, that is quite reasonably priced per amount of frames you get. I am only rating this at 4 stars because it is not the best 400 speed out there on the market, but it is one of the most forgiving, and is quite reasonably priced.

          I can consistently push this film a stop, and don't get too much grain in it either.

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          5.0

          Film lovers delite

          By Bob

          from West Haven, Connecticut

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

            If you take lots of B&W you should invest in bulk film. It's the most economicalway to take pictures. I'm just a hobbyist but, still do film for the funof it.. Compare that with anyone. Of course, you have to have a bulk loader. But, even when you purchase that the price per roll is cheaper this way. Just make sure you have a film tab retriever to grab the tab and are able to pull the fillm out of the canister without damaging the canister so it's reusable.

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            5.0

            All around great film for B&W photograph

            By Jeremy

            from Cushing, OK

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Good Tonal Range

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Photojournalism
              • Travel

              Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

              Been shooting film again for a couple years, experimented with other films and this has won me over. Great contrast, very easy to work with in a home darkroom and consistent. Best yet, it comes in a 100' at an affordable price. Just started loading my own, so not sure how many rolls it will product, but I'm working on it.

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              5.0

              LOOOOOVE IT!

              By Alex the perfectionist

              from Tuscaloosa,AL

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Good Tonal Range

              Cons

              • Scratches Easy

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Artwork

              Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

              I've been using this film for almost a year now. I love the image quality i get with it, and the contrast quality. I haven't really found anything wrong with this film. Looking forward to buying more!

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              3.0

              mixed feelings

              By Hired Goon

              from NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Good Tonal Range

              Cons

              • Strange Purple Cast

              Best Uses

              • Anything

              Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

              I'm a big Ilford film nut, and love their stuff. I mostly use large format sheet film, and huge ULF rolls. This was my first time with their 35mm HP5+, although I've used HP5+ in their other films for years. Everything went as usual with respect to exposure, etc., except the base seems to have a purple cast, compared to all my other films that are clear. Fresh fixer, and fixed long enough, yes, I'm aware of all that, and still the purple exists. Maybe I got a bad batch, but it surely isn't making me want to try another [$] roll to find out. Never had any issues with any of their HP5, FP4, or delta films. 8x10, 4x5, 120, or 8"x100' rolls. This one is strange.

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              5.0

              Great for everything

              By Fred

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Photography Student

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                HP5 is one of my favorites, but in bulk its even better! One of the few issues I have had with 35mm is the way it arches and curls. This comes from being tightly rolled in a cassette. If you roll it in bulk, there is almost no arching! The film lies almost as flat as 120mm film. This makes it a dream to scan! The film stays in the optimal focal plane of the scanner and produces super sharp images.

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                5.0

                If you could only have one film....

                By Total Darkness

                from New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Consistent
                • Good Tonal Range
                • Widely Compatible

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                I have used this film for over thirty years, with the old HP5 in the late 1970's. I also use other films but when in doubt this is as fail safe as it gets. You cannot go wrong with this film in any camera. All situations are covered from careful fine art to hit or miss street photography with this film's image quality, subtle gray scale, and plenty of latitude for exposure error. Also pushes nicely to 1600 in Ilford Microphen if I get into a tough spot. If you are venturing into the photographic unknown this is the film to use. Kodak Tri-X also has the same versatility but I don't care for its rather dreary tonal scale that makes everything look like raw war footage or whatnot. Nor do I care for Kodak's disregard for it's customers in recent decades which is what made me try Ilford in the first place. It is a good thing I did.

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                5.0

                Very good tones

                By Missi

                from Ontario

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                  very good tones, have not pushed HP5 yet so can not say any thing about that. dries flat.

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                  5.0

                  Hooked for life!!!!!

                  By alfonsoxs

                  from Alajuela, Costa Rica

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tonal Range
                  • Versatility

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork
                    • Home
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Sports Photography

                    Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                    This is the first roll of bulk film I've ever bought, but let me tell you something, I'm hooked for life to this film, I've tried other black and white films in the past, and HP5+ 400 just amazes me, due to it's versatility and it's level of contrast, great film great purchase and definitely buying more.

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                    5.0

                    excellent for TRUE b/w photography

                    By Spanky

                    from El Cerrito, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                          I switched to this from Kodak Tri X about 10 years ago. HP5 seems holding shadow details better than Tri X, at least with Heinrich Stockler two bath , D-76 or D-23 processing.

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                          1.0

                          HP5 Pluss

                          By Katie T

                          from Danbury, CT

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                I ordered the wrong material. it did not list that it didn't come in rolls. I ordered it and accidentally exposed it. I'm in an intro photo class therefore I didn't know what I was looking for.

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                                5.0

                                Great BW Film

                                By PhotoToronto

                                from Toronto

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Consistent
                                • Widely Compatible

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                    This is an awesome BW film. Really consistent, and great push range.

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                                    5.0

                                    never disappointed

                                    By Chun

                                    from Mississauga, ON

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate
                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy to process
                                    • Good Tonal Range
                                    • Scans Well
                                    • Widely Compatible

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Action Shots
                                      • Photojournalism
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                      It's an accurate film which I've used for many years. The most attractive points is its unique grain, grainy but beautiful.
                                      Other characters I like most is the push ability, perfect push to 800 or 1600, if it's processed properly, even hard to find the difference with the one exposed as 400.
                                      It's always easy to process, and it's so comfortable with almost all the popular developers. Especially for the beginner, it really has a great tolerance to the temperature, water conditions and etc.

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                                      5.0

                                      Still a great film.

                                      By Dom

                                      from Canberra, Australia

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                        This film has been around for a long time and is a bit like an old friend! Great to see that can still be obtained in bulk. [...]

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                                        5.0

                                        Sharp film at a great price

                                        By rllguitar

                                        from Texas

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • No film canister

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Action Shots
                                        • Artwork
                                        • Home
                                        • Photojournalism
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                        Loaded the film for a photography class. Hand processed and printed 8x10's from the film. The film performed well, even in dwindling light, and had very little noise. It is extremely versatile and works well in a wide range of lighting conditions. I will definately purchase again.

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                                        5.0

                                        I love this film

                                        By MSstudent

                                        from Statesboro, Ga

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                            As a student, I need a good film that is easy to use and develop and this is my favorite. I will continue to use this film even after graduation.

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                                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Would Definitely buy again

                                            By flippedbeyond

                                            from nanuet,ny

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate
                                            • Consistent
                                            • Good Tonal Range
                                            • Reproduces Well

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Artwork

                                              Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                              I am a student taking a bw photo class and enjoy photography as a hobby. Rolling my own film is really fun and it can save money depending on how you roll your film. I tend to sometimes cut it at 5 to 10 shots because i only have time to shoot that much or i just really wanna develop them to see the results, if you do the math you will waste at least 1 and a half of a negative on each roll you make, so the longer the rolls, the more money you save. (install film in complete darkness to save the first two negatives, i think the max is ~38-40 depending on the size of the reel you use for development)

                                              The only thing i don't like about this is that there is no way for you to tell how many negatives you have rolled, so i just use an old exposed/developed roll of film as reference to measure the exact amount of film needed in a roll, but would be nice if they devised a method to do so without using a machine.

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                                              5.0

                                              Excellent Product

                                              By PhotoTeacher

                                              from NJ

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Good Tonal Range
                                              • Scans Well

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm 100' Roll Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                                  Great for creating your own lengths of film.

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