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Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets)

B&H # ILHP5P4525 MFR # 1629172
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Product Highlights

  • High Speed ISO 400 Film
  • Medium Contrast
  • Wide Exposure Latitude
  • Fine Grain
  • Good Shadow Detail and Mid-Tones
  • Fine for All Lighting Conditions
  • Pushable to ISO 3200
  • Suitable for Action and Press Photos
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This is a 25 sheet box of Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film. It is a high speed, ISO 400 B&W film that is pushable to 3200. The film produces fine grain and sharp images under a wide variety of lighting scenarios. It is generally used for action, press, and general purpose photography. HP5 PLUS is compatible with all major processing systems, including those which support standard short fixing and washing times.

Pushable to ISO 3200
Produces high-quality prints even when rated with higher Exposure Index
Compatible with all major processing systems
Type 4 x 5" B&W film
Speed ISO 400
Applications Outdoor/low light scenes
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 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets)
 
4.7

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (60)
  • Reliable tonal range (54)
  • Sharp (51)
  • Accurate (48)
  • Scans well (42)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (12)

Best Uses

  • Artwork (49)
  • Travel (17)
  • Photojournalism (10)
  • Home (7)
  • Portraits (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (31), Photography student (19), Pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tonality as Always

I'm a photography student just starting to work with large format. I've always been a fan of Ilford films, and this product is no exception.

Ever since my first camera...Read complete review

I'm a photography student just starting to work with large format. I've always been a fan of Ilford films, and this product is no exception.

Ever since my first camera had a broken light meter, I've been overexposing and underdeveloping. While it started as an accident, the Ilford HP5 film produces the most gorgeous images when pull-processed, and I won't shoot B&W any other way. Generally, I meter my shots at ISO 250 (and then develop in straight D76 Kodak developer for 7.5 minutes at 70 degrees F.) Unlike with push processing, which produces very grainy images, pull-processing Ilford's HP5 ISO 400 gives very cool, smooth shots. Be careful about pulling it too far, however, as it tends to increase contrast (thus the greater tonal range).

The only problem I've found with this method is that it produces darker negatives that take a longer time to expose in the darkroom. Your contact sheets will take 16 rather than 4 seconds to expose.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Film? or Cameraman?

I can only definitively give this film 3 stars, and with that, not knowing if it was the film or my performance. As a WWII reenactor working with a Speed Graphic, I recently...Read complete review

I can only definitively give this film 3 stars, and with that, not knowing if it was the film or my performance. As a WWII reenactor working with a Speed Graphic, I recently participated in a battle where I lost 3 exposures to film binding in the holders. Naturally when you're in a panic, running through a swamp and being threatened by blank-filring machine guns, rifles and sticker bushes, there's no way to tell whether it was faulty loading, the panic or the film. I have, however, never lost three in a row like that (out of 12 sheets), so I'm suspecting film curl. For processing and printing I'm fine with Ilford, but disappointed that I lost three hard-earned shots.

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5.0

Always a great purchase

By Jessi

from Georgia

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork
    • Home
    • Office

    Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

    I used the film right away and developed them the day after. I had clear, sharp film that wasn't dense at all. They are always delivered to me with care. Never had a hole that exposed my film and never had any complaints I needed to voice. I did however have a problem with dust that seemed pretty unusual for my film when I go to scan it. I would recommend this film. Great for beginners and patrons alike.

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    5.0

    Fast Delivery

    By Orngcoolaid

    from Wisconsin

    Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

    Super fast delivery!!

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    5.0

    Ilford knows best

    By Wes the Photog

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Scans Well
    • Sharp

    Cons

    • Scratches Easily

    Best Uses

    • Artwork

    Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

    Using HP5+ for an independent study of the 4x5 camera. I love the quality the negatives have and I really enjoy the grain in this film. Ive bought Kodak B&W but I always have a love for Ilfords emulsions over Kodak's!

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    5.0

    Great Deal

    By m.coelho

    from Athens, GA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Scans Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Travel

      Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

      One of the best papers that i've used, results match the product description.
      Fare price and fast delivery.

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      5.0

      Great and As Expected

      By Pro Peach Photo

      from Alfred, Ny

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Scratches Easily

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Photojournalism

      Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

      I prefer 100 speed but this is my favorite 400 speed.
      Develops perfectly every time at 20 degrees celsius.

      It is a little soft and scratches very easily but just be careful while handling it!

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      5.0

      High Quality Film

      By SkeetPhoto

      from Melbourne, Australia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork

        Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

        I have been using HP5+ 4x5 with Graflex press cameras for the past 6 years. 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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        4.0

        Great product... could be cheaper

        By Artie

        from Dartmouth, MA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Reliable Tonal Range
        • Scans Well

        Cons

        • Scratches Easily

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Home
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

        I use these 4x5 negatives in my studio photography class and a few other photography classes. we all know that photography is an expensive hobby this film is GREAT! but it could be at least $ dollars cheaper... it probably isn't that expensive to make. Its probably expensive because it is becoming more and more obsolete .. It scratches very easily if your developing yourself.. just a warning but if your extremely careful when agitating the film should be fine. The exposure is great and the film is archival if you have a dust proof case (and develop it right)

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        5.0

        Great

        By PJ

        from Carrollton, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Travel

          Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

          Fantastic product.

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          5.0

          good stuff

          By DarkroomDove

          from poplarville, MS

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

              Honestly, no flaws here, this stuff works great.

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              5.0

              Trial Run

              By Amadeus02

              from Weslaco, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Reliable Tonal Range
              • Scans Well
              • Sharp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Still life

                Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                I am only now getting into 4x5 film so I can't talk about 4x5 but I have used this film extensively on 35mm format and I am very happy about it. I also have used some in the medium format and have been pleased with the results.
                Therefore, I am sure that this film will perform very well in 4x5 format.

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                5.0

                Just what you need

                By Harley

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Consistent
                • Reliable Tonal Range
                • Sharp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                  HP5+ has a classic look. Ilford provides some of the best consistency and quality of any film maker. This is a no brainer

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                  5.0

                  Very satisfied

                  By Pali

                  from Germantown, MD

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Scans Well
                  • Sharp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork

                    Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                    I was very hesitant to try anything other than my favorite Kodak TMAX for BW but gave this a try because 4x5 TMAX is way more expensive and I am so glad that I did. The quality and grain of this film is absolutely stunning. I haven't tried pushing/pulling the film yet but based on feedback online, it should do just fine.

                    Very happy with this and will definitely be keeping a stock of this going forward.

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                    5.0

                    HP5 PLUS

                    By large format photographer

                    from Atlanta, Georgia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Reliable Tonal Range
                    • Sharp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                      I am large format photographer and I just love the contrast range on HP5 and how versitle the film is.

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                      5.0

                      Great Sharpness Tonality! Lots of Grain!

                      By avpproductions

                      from Stockton, Ca

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Scratches Easily

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                      This is a fantastic film for Large Format. It is sharp and it has a lot of grain. I just bought my second box!

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                      5.0

                      AWESOME!

                      By Val Gal

                      from Orem, UT

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Consistent
                      • Reliable Tonal Range
                      • Sharp

                      Cons

                      • Scratches Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork

                      Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                      This film is my favorite, I love using it!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Easy to work with for a beginner

                      By LEH

                      from Bend, Oregon

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscapes

                        Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                        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

                        Excellent!!!

                        By Mom of 3 4 life

                        from Taylor, PA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

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                              Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                              My son needed photo paper for school. After a local search I came up empty. A friend of mine told me try B & H. I called B & H, spoke to someone in the photo department and he was extremely helpful. So I ordered the paper online and to my surprise the paper was at my home the next day. Even with the $5.00 for shipping, I couldn't use the free shipping option as my son needed the paper in 2 days, B & H was cheaper than going through the University Bookstore!! I would most definitely recommend B & H to anyone.

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                              4.0

                              very tolerant film

                              By NT

                              from Las Vegas

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Reliable Tonal Range

                              Cons

                              • Price

                              Best Uses

                              • Low light
                              • Pushing

                              Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                              hard to get a bad negative can be pushed to 3200 no significant grain on 4x5

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                              5.0

                              A very responsive and dependable film

                              By John Mason

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                                  I use HP5 and Delta Pro 100 for most of my 4x5 work. The HP5 has moderate grain and a lot of flexibility to push or pull the film, more so that Delta 100. If you do push it above 800 ISO, I would recommend using Ilford's Microphen. Pulling is a bit tricky, but can be done with Xtol or Rodinal (just refer to the Massive Dev Chart. This film also works well with Caffenol :) All in all, a very responsive and dependable film.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good standard film

                                  By Jim

                                  from Lake Tahoe

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Ilford HP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets):

                                    Develops reliable. Very consistent.

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