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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Extremely useful review of this film. 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. Ilford HP5 is a film that is simple to use overall.

Ilford HP5 Plus overview.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Order in the next 0: Just my opinion, and I have never performed any formal testing, or shot with them side by side.

Hp5 is light years behind the shadow detail and small grain of Tri-X. There was not a lot of h5p in the gymnasium.

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HP5 Plus is a flexible film type that is ideally suited for use in general photographic applications in an array of different lighting conditions. If loaded properly, I will end up with usually 38 exposures on a roll as opposed to I strongly recommend working with Lomography on getting it developed.


Its more forgiving of my sloppy lighting. Ilford HP5 Plus specs. 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.

Just break down and get Delta if you need that speed. Medium format roll film is provided on a 0. Both are excellent films, and you should try both.

This item is one exposure roll of 35mm film and is supplied in a DX-coded cassette. For further details see ilfod estimates in cart. The product line was expanded to include cine film, aerial film and yes, more of those plates.

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

Black and white negative hp55 in 35mm format. 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. The film doesn’t scratch or smudge easily which makes it ideal for any ilfird or DIY darkroom. When I got the photos back, I was stunned. They were so crisp and clear, and perfectly exposed. Add your voice Cancel reply. Bulk reels in 17 and Somewhere 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.


Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from My favorite I use this stuff all the time, for just about everything. Photos were crisp with a fine grain. Take action and help drive an open, collaborative community: It is perfectly possible to get a high contrast result although not overpoweringly so if that is not your aim.

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

HP5 PLUS can be processed in a wide range of different developers using spiral tanks, deep tanks, and automatic processors. This flexibility is great, if you find yourself with just this stuff left and you’re in the middle of some historic event without a lot of light, you’re not out of luck! The film is also available in medium format, although not in or pro-pack offerings. Both developers, especially the Rodinal in a semi-stand will increase edge sharpness, giving the feeling of greater contrast without necessarily building up too much contrast across the entire frame.

Iford prefer Superia for street photography. 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 school. The film is available in 35mm single boxed rolls, roll packs they look like candy!