B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 13:52 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Close
Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 9:45 PM EDT (in 13 hour(s) and 52 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

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

B&H # ILHP5P4525 Mfr # 1629172
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping on Orders over $49
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
IlfordHP5 PLUS 4x5" Black & White Print Film (25 Sheets)
 
4.7

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (50)
  • Reliable tonal range (45)
  • Sharp (42)
  • Accurate (39)
  • Scans well (32)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (9)

Best Uses

  • Artwork (40)
  • Travel (13)
  • Photojournalism (8)
  • Home (5)
  • Portraits (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (27), Photography student (13), Pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 62 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

     
    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!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent!!!

      By Mom of 3 4 life

      from Taylor, PA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                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.

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      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.

                          Share this review

                           
                          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.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            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.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            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.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            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! :)

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              I would buy this film again and again

                              By alextkachov

                              from Loveland,OH

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork

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

                                Good film. Very reliable. I use this film for palladium printing

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Just what I needed

                                By Amy

                                from Cambridge, MA

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I used the product for my Large Format class in university and it's been perfect. I haven't run into any issues with it at all thus far and I doubt that I ever will!

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great product for your buck!

                                      By Photog Student

                                      from East Lansing, MI

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      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):

                                        Always have been impressed by Ilford products and this doesn't disappoint once again.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        Share this review

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Definitely Worth Trying

                                        By kintatsu

                                        from Hohenfels

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                                        • Sharp

                                        Cons

                                        • See Comments

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artwork
                                        • Landscapes
                                        • Portraiture
                                        • Travel

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

                                        I've used this film before in different sizes and love what can be done with it. In 4x5, a lot more control and range can be had without losing quality. Overall, this is a great film. The only drawback with this fil that I have found is the thin emulsion can be easily dinged or damaged, especially by poor handling.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        Share this review

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Nice even film grain

                                        By jeems

                                        from Wilkes-Barre, PA

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate
                                        • Consistent
                                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                                        • Sharp

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Architecture
                                          • Artwork
                                          • Still life

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

                                          The film was used to take photographs with a view camera. The grain is nice and even, not too large, and the detail is sharp allowing the image to be blown up to sizes such as 11x14 and larger. No great drawbacks, good product overall.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this review

                                          Displaying reviews 1-20

                                          Back to top

                                          Previous | Next »

                                          Film Holders

                                          Toyo-View -  4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack)
                                          • You Pay: $106.95
                                           
                                          See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                          Close

                                          Close

                                          Close