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Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film)

B&H # ILHP5P120 MFR # 1629017
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Product Highlights

  • Panchromatic B&W Negative Film
  • ISO 400/27° in Standard Process
  • Wide Exposure Latitude, Medium Contrast
  • Ideal for Mixed Lighting and General Use
  • Responds Well to Push Processing
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You Pay: $4.09

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Ilford's HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film is a traditional and versatile panchromatic film designed for general use in a wide variety of shooting conditions. Exhibiting notably wide exposure latitude, this film responds well to use in mixed and difficult lighting and provides medium contrast for greater overall control. It has a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° when developed in standard black and white chemistry, and responds well to push processing. HP5 Plus is a flexible film type that is ideally suited for use in general photographic applications in an array of different lighting conditions.

This item is one roll of 120 format film and is edge numbered from 1 to 19.

Film Type Panchromatic black and white negative film
Film Format 120
Sensitivity ISO 400/27°
Process Standard black and white chemistry
Base 4.3 mil / 0.110 mm-thick clear acetate base with an anti-halation backing

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IlfordHP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film)
 
4.8

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (113)
  • Consistent (106)
  • Accurate (81)
  • Reproduces well (79)
  • Scans well (74)

Cons

  • Light leaks (4)

Best Uses

  • Artwork (83)
  • Travel (66)
  • Photojournalism (58)
  • Home (34)
  • Action shots (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (38), Semi-pro photographer (34), Pro photographer (24), Photography student (15), Casual photographer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (95)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Added Contrast!

Ilford HP5 film has gone through some changes over the years, however, it remains one of the best films for push-processing or if you like images with a little more contrast. It has...Read complete review

Ilford HP5 film has gone through some changes over the years, however, it remains one of the best films for push-processing or if you like images with a little more contrast. It has slightly more inherent contrast than other films of its type. It has moderate grain and resolving power which is acceptable to most people using faster B&W films. Pretty good shadow detail, however, highlights tend to block up a little quicker than with some other films. If you are looking for a fast film to shoot in low-light or shady subjects then HP5 is the best. There are other films (Kodak & Fuji) that do a better job in normal situations or those in which a reduction in contrast is desirable. HP5 is the winner for added contrast and or when using push-processing to increase contrast

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Did the job

I like this film, but I prefer TRI-X 400 a bit better. Just gives me the results I need. But this is still a very solid film.

I like this film, but I prefer TRI-X 400 a bit better. Just gives me the results I need. But this is still a very solid film.

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5.0

Awesome Film for a Great Price

By Marc

from Buffalo

Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

Great film and can't beat the price! A great go to!

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3.0

Did the job

By CPG

from new york, ny

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Consistent
  • Good Tonal Range
  • Reproduces Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Office
    • Photojournalism

    Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

    I like this film, but I prefer TRI-X 400 a bit better. Just gives me the results I need. But this is still a very solid film.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    good film

    By Mike

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

    I had heard good thins about this film and decided to give it a try. Glad I did. Nice grain. Nice contrast. I was happy with it.

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    5.0

    HP5

    By redheadfotos

    from victoria australia

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Artwork
      • Home
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

      always reliable

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Would buy again

      By Laura

      from Virginia

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Good Tonal Range

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Home
        • Office
        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

        Not many people use film any more but Ilford does a great job with this product. I have used it many times and think it is much better then others I have used.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great stuff!

        By enero

        from brooklyn, ny

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

        This is my go to for when I want some dramatic contrast without loosing detail. HP5 is a classic for a reason. This stuff gives you the right surface for the story you want to tell. Great tone, amazing contrast, and just enough grain that it makes a point without being too heavy handed. If your developing at home, this stuff is great to experiment with in different developers.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good, consistent film

        By The Dude

        from New York, NY

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Good Tonal Range
        • Low grain
        • Scans Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Home
          • Street photography

          Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

          I'm always going back to the HP5 because it's consistent on a budget. Great film to just have in the camera at all times. Hasn't let me down yet.

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          • No

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          5.0

          HP-5 is the standard

          By outa Clemson

          from Clemson, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork

            Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

            groovy stuff, very versatile, and its real.

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            • No

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            5.0

            ...and it's easy to process

            By Vincent

            from Damariscotta, Maine USA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photojournalism

              Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

              ...it is generally agreed that HP5 produces very good results, but I must add that this film is very easy to process, and quite forgiving if temperatures and times are off a bit...

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great, easy to use B&W film

              By Stefan H.

              from Norfolk, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                  Great B&W film with a good grain pattern, and is easy to learn on. Great for enlargements.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Quality Film

                  By mitsu2

                  from Knoxville, TN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tonal Range
                  • Scans Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork

                    Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                    Fits great in my wooden pinhole that I made! Consistent development and scans easily. B&H is always a pleasure to work with and I received the product quickly.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Favourite Film

                    By SkeetPhoto

                    from Melbourne, Australia

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork

                      Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                      I use HP5+ in a Pentax 67ii and a Rolleiflex TLR for handheld work. I use my negatives for darkroom printing and also scan them. The tones are wonderful and the film is always consistent. I expose at ISO 320 to get good shadow detail in the final darkroom prints. I use Ilfotec HC (same as Kodak HC-110) for development.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love this Product!

                      By JoJo on the Raaa Dee yo

                      from Philadelphia, PA USA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tonal Range
                      • Reproduces Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                        I used this film in my Holga Camera. The depth is amazing and makes for interesting photos. The first time I used this film in my Holga I didn't wind it up tightly enough and lost most of my shots due to light leaks. The second time using this film, I took special care to wind properly and had amazing results. The price point is great and an excellent value.

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                        5.0

                        HP-5 is the standard

                        By outa Clemson

                        from Clemson, SC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Architecture
                          • Artwork
                          • Night
                          • Portraiture
                          • Street

                          Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                          Great film, easy to work with. Shoot lots of HP5 in all sizes from 35mm to 8x10. It is also my standard for students to begin working with. Dynamic, easy to work with and reliable.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Solid Performing Film

                          By PaulM

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Consistent
                          • Forgiving Of Errors
                          • Good Tonal Range
                          • Reproduces Well
                          • Scans Well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentary
                            • Portraiture
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                            I use HP5 Plus in a variety of 120 cameras. The film delivers sharp, fine-grained images and allows me to work with cameras hand-held. I develop in HC110 or D76 and print both in the darkroom and electronically.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            beautiful detail and contrast

                            By Ali

                            from Torono, Canada

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                              I have 2 medium format cameras a hasselblad 500cm and a Bronica ETRSI and the film performs great on both cameras. the sharpness and contrast it produces is perfect. I mainly use it for black and white architecture photography and the occasional portraits and it does not disappoint!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Beautiful Grain

                              By filmbuff

                              from NC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tonal Range

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork

                                Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                                I love the grain of HP5, a fantastic BW film at a great price.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great film so far

                                By bdeer

                                from Poughkeepsie, NY

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tonal Range

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                                  I am new to photography but this film works great for me so far!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Images

                                  By DFras57

                                  from West Texas

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Excellant Contrast
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                                    Will absolutely use this film again!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Outstanding film

                                    By Grenache

                                    from Bay Area, CA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Good Tonal Range

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artwork
                                      • Portraiture
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                                      Love this for BW portraits

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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