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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Kodak Tri-X vs. Ilford HP5

The only downside to the film is the price which is a bit more expensive Date published: I recently ordered some more HP5 and am looking forward ilfod being using it again, as I think it may be my preferred film for personal work moving forward.

Push processed one stop. The product line was expanded to include cine film, aerial film and yes, more of those plates. It is so versatile I could shoot almost any subject in almost any light.

In both cases, the film performs excellently with the camera.

I’ve had difficulty getting the contrast level I like out of it without destroying the detail, however, but I’ll still buy it again and again as long as I need to. 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. International orders are processed the next shipping day.

Push the ilfotd, even a little, and things start hpp5 interesting.

Where Delta is a bit more grainy, constrasty and grittier, HP5 is more clean, neutral, and almost soulless. Build a photography website in …what you need to….


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

Essentially, professional photographers or those with the absolute best and careful eyes. Extremely useful review of this film.

The film typically responds with a medium contrast result when shot and developed at its box speed of ISO Exhibiting notably wide exposure latitude, this film responds well to use in mixed and difficult lighting and provides medium contrast for greater overall control.

One of my fine art photographs was recently selected for the ASMP Fine Arts National Exhibition – my printer was able to pull out full, rich, detail on a 16 x 20, that quite frankly, I was even surprised at.

They were so crisp and clear, and perfectly exposed. It was loaded with the ISO film I use the most: Fortunately, the Contax S2 has a built in […]. Why was I told this? From a scanning perspective, the film has been a joy to use.

The film scans very well with a minor amount of grain, especially for a speed film. Be yp5 first to review this item. The film is available in 35mm single boxed rolls, roll packs they look like candy! Photos were crisp with a fine grain. This is my 2nd rangefinder camera the 1st being a Canonet. If loaded properly, I will end up with usually 38 exposures on a roll as opposed to I have an EI and EI test in the works, so watch this space.

At the very least, trying to dispel a few myths is a good place to start. Getting started in photography and wondering which film to choose? Please check your local sales tax laws. You can leave it at and get really great results for outdoor portraits, or you can push it to and obtain that classic street photography look.


Perhaps not the best but an indication of the possibilities at ikford. In Stock Update Location close. 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.

As mentioned above, there can be some fall-off in shadow detail in especially dark scenes but this can be controlled in development and more importantly, used to artistic effect. In my opinion, the film is too often labeled as a response to, and subsequently considered inferior to Kodak Tri-X by many photographers.

Black and white film in 35mm format. Perhaps this is a geographic bias, with those from North America favouring one and those from Europe the other? Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm Ilford HP5 Plus accessories. Apparently he was wrong. HP5 PLUS ilfodd be processed in a wide range of different developers using spiral tanks, deep tanks, and automatic processors.

Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Immediate film speed increases across the board.

Add your voice Cancel reply. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Either way, this film is quite good for the price. I had the aperture set to 1. If you scan, your mileage will vary. My results suggest they could stretch this at least a couple of stops faster — more on that further down. Ilford HP5 Plus overview. Here are a few examples from a single roll. Just my opinion, and I have never performed any formal testing, or shot with them side by side.

All Ilford films meet and exceed my expectations.