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

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

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

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  • 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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Ilford HP5 Plus 400 overview

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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.

UPC: 019498629013
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Ilford HP5 Plus 400 specs

Film Format 120
Film Type Panchromatic B&W Negative
Film Speed ISO 400
Film Processing Standard Black and White Chemistry
Film Base Acetate
Number of Rolls 1
Layer Thickness 110.0 µm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 1.3 x 1.2"

Ilford HP5 Plus 400 reviews

HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 213.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent film stock If you're shooting medium format, especially if you're using vintage cameras, this is a great film stock to use. The tape used to secure the film to the paper backing is easily peeled off if re-spooling is required to shoot with 116 film spools. There is little, if any, background coloration to the film which, while requiring a more precise exposure, makes for a more aesthetically pleasing final product. HP5-Plus is also incredibly forgiving. Fixed-aperture and fixed-shutter cameras (like many old folding cameras and Holga models) are once again usable with a versatile film stock that can withstand mild under/over-exposure. This has been my film of choice for over ten years.
Date published: 2010-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP5 Plus B&W Print Film (ISO-400). This is the only B&W film I use (I use the 135-36 format for 35mm). I absolutely love it. Great contrast, very fine grain, really sharp. I rate it at ISO 200 because I find 400 to be a little optimistic, and I get great results that way. I primarily shoot nature and landscapes, so I generally have enough available light that I don't need the faster speed anyway. What's also nice is that Ilford is dedicated to remaining a film manufacturer, so I don't have to worry about being used to a certain film and then finding out that it's been discontinued in favor of going completely digital.
Date published: 2008-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most consistent quality film HP5 is my only go to 400 speed film for medium format. I absolutely require consistency in development. This film has the best tonal range and acutance when developed in Pyrocat HD, in my estimation. I shoot this at iso 320. The grain is scarcely noticeable, but the textures are sublime. This film does not do well in stand development for me (too much contrast). Instead, I develop for 8.5 minutes ar 1:1:100 dilution and 70 deg F with intermittent agitation. This gives me grade 2.5 contrast in 1:2 Dektol.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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
Date published: 2010-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Film This film is great for street photography, okay for landscapes, and basically not appropriate for portraits. It has the capability of giving you a good tonal range, but more often than not appears incredibly harsh and has too much contrast (Not due to an error in developing). Ilford's delta series generally gives me better results; subtler grays, more pleasing grain, but in general I still prefer to use kodak. Also, pushing/pulling this film is somewhat useless and not nearly as reliable as it should be nor as easy as it is with other types of film.
Date published: 2011-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to Film for Street Photography Awesome film for street photography; It's fast but has a tight grain structure. It may be a little too much grain for some people but I feel like it's less grainy than Tri-X 400. The only draw back is that it is a little more unforgiving with improper exposures than Tri-x, so it's a bit hard to use if you're a beginner. I would recommend this film to anyone who's looking for a fast film, with great tonal range, and moderate a amount of grain.
Date published: 2012-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ilford HP5 Medium Format I shoot with a pair of medium format cameras, one SLR and a classic TLR. When I want a good all-around black & white film, with a higher speed than I normally shoot, HP5+ is a nice choice. I get good results in most light and the detail is quite good. It has a decent tonal range and produces a classic, slightly grainy image. HP5+ is quite forgiving of error (in camera and darkroom) and pushes well. The trade-off for the higher speed is an increase in grain over the slower Ilford films, but it IS a trade-off, and there are times when the grain is just the thing for that vintage or noir look & feel.
Date published: 2010-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great stuff! 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.
Date published: 2015-02-16
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