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

You Pay: $32.90
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

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 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (55)
  • Reliable tonal range (49)
  • Sharp (47)
  • Accurate (43)
  • Scans well (36)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (9)

Best Uses

  • Artwork (43)
  • Travel (15)
  • Photojournalism (9)
  • Home (5)
  • Portraits (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (30), Photography student (14), Pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

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

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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                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

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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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                              4.0

                              Film is NOT dead!

                              By Bri In Iowa

                              from Council Bluffs, IA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                              • Sharp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork

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

                                Ilford batch consistency is great as I only shot up to one hundred sheets a year and find it necessary to keep and store large quantities of film.

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                                5.0

                                Ilford 4x5 HP5 Plus ISO 400

                                By M.S.

                                from Wyoming

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Photojournalism
                                  • Travel

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

                                  I've been using Ilford for over 20 years and it's beautiful film. The tones are outstanding. Whether you do studio or landscape, this is the film to buy.

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                                  5.0

                                  HP5 Plus 4x5 Super

                                  By Sophak

                                  from Sacramento, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate
                                  • Consistent
                                  • Reliable Tonal Range
                                  • Sharp

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Woah. If you are shooting large format, buy this film. Ultra sharp negatives. Great tonal range.

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                                      4.0

                                      4x5 400iso pinhole project

                                      By Jimbo

                                      from Battle Creek, MI

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate
                                      • Reliable Tonal Range

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artwork

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

                                        This did exactly what I had thought it would do, it was fast enough that I could shoot pinhole with a f/150 aperture and pop a flash to keep my exposures less then 2 seconds.

                                        Pro: the speed is great, not to much noise, but enough grain detail when processed through Sprint System Chemicals to still be enlarged later.

                                        Con: nothing really, everything has its uses.

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                                        4.0

                                        Antique quality

                                        By Meg

                                        from Columbia, sc

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Sharp

                                        Cons

                                        • Scratches Easily

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artwork

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

                                        This product is very easy to use for beginning photographers whine are starting with large format cameras. It is great for picture quality and messing around with large format view cameras.

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                                        4.0

                                        awesome product

                                        By Danny Boy

                                        from Kalamazoo, MI

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Scratches Easily

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artwork
                                        • Travel

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

                                        I use this product with my newly purchased Crown Graphic. I like this product for the tonal range, sharpness and care you have to take while shooting 4x5.

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                                        5.0

                                        Exactly what I needed

                                        By Help me Rhonda

                                        from Norcal

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Architecture

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

                                          I used this film to shoot victorian homes on a cloudy day. They came out perfectly, and am about to print HUGE! :)

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