HP is a cubic-grain black-and-white film from Ilford Photo with a long history. It originated as Hypersensitive Panchromatic plates in Since then it has progressed through a number of versions, with HP5 plus (HP5+ for short) being the latest. The main competitor of Ilford HP5 Plus is Kodak Tri-X It is my opinion that some photographers mistakenly regard ILFORD HP5 PLUS and its predecessors to be a somewhat cheaper alternative to. Rank, Latest Photo, Photos, Topics, Joined Group. #1, greenlapwing, , 0, 9 years ago. #2, Yriy Karpenko, , 0, 1 year ago. #3, franco-li, , 0, 3 years ago.

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The contrast was excellent, and the tonal range was incredible. The only downside to the ilfogd is the price which is a bit more expensive Date published: I am Lee Gavin and this is why….

In both cases, the film performs excellently with the camera. When I started using it, it was slightly more expensive than Tri-X, since it was imported.

Here are a few examples from a single roll. Ilford HP5 is a film that is simple to use overall. Apparently he was wrong. Shoot the film at box speed, expose for the average meter reading of your entire scene and you will welcome a broad brush of grey tones to your photography. Fortunately, the Contax S2 has a built in […]. Build a photography ilfrod in …what you liford to…. If loaded properly, I will end up with usually 38 exposures on a roll as opposed to A part three at EI is coming.


Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film B&H Photo

There was not a lot of light in the gymnasium. I strongly recommend working with Lomography on getting it developed.

With the exception of a single dark strip across one negative which may well have been my error while developing this film is beautiful.

Be the first to review this item. Understanding that the XP-2 is color film, we only printed in black and white. Immediate film speed increases across the board. I metered for the petals of the lily at EI and developed the film for a little over a 1. H5 I have a clipping with a letter to the editor complaining that if Ilford really went ahead with discontinuing HP3, it would mean the end of photography as we know it. If you scan, your mileage will vary. Both are excellent films, and you should try both.

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I recently ordered some more HP5 and am looking forward to being using it again, as I think it may be my preferred film for personal work moving forward. Bulk reels in 17 and Ilford HP5 Plus accessories. Home Articles Film review: HP5 Plus is a flexible film type that is ideally suited for use in general photographic applications in an array of different lighting conditions.

Take action and help drive ilforrd open, collaborative community: Just break down and get Delta if you need that speed. Photos were crisp with a fine grain.


Essentially, professional photographers or those with the absolute best and careful eyes. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.

Ilford HP – Wikipedia

Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesInNewYork from Great film from a great company I bought this film for the first time in February to shoot a basketball game at ilcord. Its more forgiving of my sloppy lighting. Either way, this film is quite good for the price. I cannot believe that people still try to fool everyone that they are alike. It’s also very new-user friendly coming with a pitch black film canister to hold it when not in a camera as well as development instructions inside the box.


The film is also available in medium format, although not in or pro-pack offerings. But I make wet prints in a darkroom.

Film review: ILFORD HP5 PLUS in 35mm, 120 and sheet formats

This item is one exposure roll of 35mm film and is supplied in a DX-coded cassette. I would recommend this film to anyone wanting a fast ilfotd film with very fine grain, shooting in low light, or general artistic photography.

Ilford HP5 Plus reviews. I previously have used XP-2 Super, which I prefer, but cannot use in class as we don’t have the chemistry to develop it ourselves.