HP5 is one of the oldest running film stocks and has a very classic look. It has beautiful subtle tones and medium contrast that produces great detail in the shadows. It has incredible exposure latitude and pushes very well.
ILFORD HP5 Plus 400 - Film Review
All time Favorite BW Film Stock
I’ve been a long time fan of HP5 because of it’s overall versatility. Very good for pushing, contrast looks great at 400 but gets better at 800/1600. Grain is very fine as well even when pushed overall just an amazing everyday black and white film.