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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Black and white negative film in 35mm format. Medium format roll film is provided on a 0. At the very least, trying to dispel a few myths is a good place to start. The product line was expanded to include cine film, aerial film and yes, more of those plates. It is perfectly possible to get a high contrast result although not overpoweringly so if that is not your aim.

Film: Ilford HP5 Plus · Lomography

The film is available in 35mm single boxed rolls, roll packs they look like candy! 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!


Understanding that the XP-2 is color film, we only printed in black and white. If loaded properly, I will end up with usually 38 exposures on a roll as opposed to Ilford HP5 is a film that is simple to use overall.

I prefer Superia for street photography. All Ilford films meet and exceed my expectations. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated olford time. Either way, this ilforv is quite good for the price. Its wide exposure latitude makes it a great choice for beginners, those returning to film as well as the more experienced professional users. Immediate film speed increases across the board. Great for art photography, portraits, etc.

When I started using it, it was slightly more expensive than Tri-X, since it was imported. I would recommend this film to anyone wanting a fast speed film with very fine grain, shooting in low light, or general artistic photography.

HP5 PLUS can be processed in a wide range of different developers using spiral tanks, deep tanks, and automatic processors. It is currently available in format lengths and has edge markings running from 1 to From ilvord scanning perspective, the film has been a joy to use.

Perhaps this is a geographic bias, with those from North America favouring one and those from Europe the other?


Build a photography website in …what you need to…. 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.

You mean underexposed, example EIand push process for one stop. But I make wet prints in a darkroom.

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

You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas to inspire others reading these pages. 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. Fine Art Portraits Previous Post.

Please check your local sales tax laws. The HP line welcomed a newcomer in For further details see delivery estimates in cart. Exhibiting notably wide exposure latitude, this film responds well to use in mixed and difficult lighting and provides medium contrast for greater overall control. A part three at EI is coming. Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm Home Articles Film review: Both are excellent films, and you should try both.

This is my 2nd rangefinder camera the 1st being a Canonet.