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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

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 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (58)
  • Reliable tonal range (52)
  • Sharp (49)
  • Accurate (46)
  • Scans well (39)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (11)

Best Uses

  • Artwork (46)
  • Travel (16)
  • Photojournalism (10)
  • Home (6)
  • Portraits (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (31), Photography student (16), Pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55)

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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                  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

                        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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