HP5 PLUS 120
120 roll film for medium format cameras.
ISO 400, medium contrast, all-purpose black & white film. Ideal for action, documentary and available light photography.
- High speed ISO 400
- Great results in varied lighting conditions
- Wide exposure latitude
- 35mm, 120 Roll & Sheet Film available
ILFORD HP5 PLUS is a high speed, fine grain, medium contrast black & white film making it an excellent choice for journalism, documentary, travel, sports, action and indoor available light photography.
Nominally rated at ISO 400, HP5 PLUS produces negatives of outstanding sharpness and fine grain under all lighting conditions. It has been formulated to respond well to push-processing and can be rated up to El 3200/36°.
It’s wide exposure latitude makes it a great choice for beginners, those returning to film as well as the more experienced professional users.
HP5 PLUS can be processed in a wide range of different developers using spiral tanks, deep tanks and automatic processors.
Getting started in photography and wondering which film to choose? Read this guide.
|ID11||1 + 1||13|
|ILFOTEC HC||1 + 3 1||6 ½|
|ILFOTEC LC29||1 + 29||9|
|ILFOTEC DDX||1 + 4||9|
|ILFOSOL 3||9||6 ½|
|ILFOSOL 3||1 + 14||11|
|ILFOSTOP||1 + 1 9||10 secs|
|RAPID||1 + 4||2-5 minutes|
|CHOOSING THE BEST ILFORD DEVELOPER|
|Best overall image quality||Liquid||Powder|
|EI 400/27||ILFOTEC DD-X||ID-11 (Stock)|
|EI 800/30||ILFOTEC DD-X||ID-11 (Stock)|
|EI 1600/33||ILFOTEC DD-X||MICROPHEN (Stock)|
|EI 3200/36||ILFOTEC DD-X||MICROPHEN (Stock)|
|Finest grain||ILFOTEC DD-X||PERCEPTOL|
|Maximum Sharpness||ILFOSOL 3||ID-11 (1+3)|
|Maximum Film Speed||ILFOTEC DD-X||MICROPHEN (Stock)|
|One-Shot Convenience||ILFOSOL 3 (1+9)||ID-11 (1+1)|
|ILFOTEC DD-X||MICROPHEN (1+1)|
|Economy||ILFOTEC LC29 (1+29)||ID-11 (1+3)|
|Rapid Processing||ILFOTEC HC (1+15)|
The gift that keeps on givingHP5 Plus in its 120 size for medium format pushed to 1600 ASA, developed in stock ID11 has just produced for me the most incredible images taken hand-held, under challenging light conditions. Due to the sheer size of the negatives any graininess that might be noticeable in 35mm fades into insignificance. Any increase in contrast is easily compensated for at the printing stage.
Used at its rated speed of 400, 120 HP5+ images have a certain zing. If you've only ever used 35mm HP5+ before, be prepared for a pleasant surprise.
There’s much more to HP5 PLUS than meets the eye – something that regular shooters of this film will be more than aware of...It is my opinion that some photographers mistakenly regard ILFORD HP5 PLUS and its predecessors to be a somewhat cheaper, lower quality response to Kodak’s Tri-X. I wrote a review that aims to demonstrate that this assumption simply isn’t the case: http://emulsive.org/reviews/film-reviews/ilford-film-reviews/ilford-hp5-plus-in-35mm-120-and-sheet-formats