ILFORD HP5 Plus 400 - Film Review

HP5 Plus 400
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 4.9 out of 5
Format35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10
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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.


Buy this film online – 35mm | 120 Rolls 

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Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
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Will definetly buy some more!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2020

I brought my film camera on a trip Las Vegas, and very quickly shot all the film I brought! I looked in all the convenience stores and drug stores for some more, but they don’t sell film anymore… So I made a trip to the Leica store, hoping they of all people would have film, and sure enough they had some black and white film, like Ilford HP5! The film is grainy at times, and looked best when there was natural direct sunlight to create highlights and strong tones. Would recommend for both new and experienced photographers!

Iain Laurence

Most versatile BW film out there

Rated 5 out of 5
February 4, 2020

I´ve been shooting HP5+ for over 15 years and it has never disappointed me! Exceptional tonal range makes it very forgiving. Pushing it 1 or 2 stops ? No problem but personally I prefer the look when pushing it to 800.

Balazs Brauner

Hit the Ground Running

Rated 5 out of 5
February 2, 2020

I can’t honestly say that I have done more than dip my toes into 35mm photography yet. So naturally making a lot of rookie mistakes is kind of my MO. This film stock is that laid back driving instructor everyone wants to have. Just sitting there with a relaxed smile and an occasional: “don’t worry mate, she’ll be ‘right”, while you commit all sorts of horrible atrocities against your stick shift. Sometimes it’s just nice to have a safety net while you learn from your mistakes. Cannot recommend this one more.

Michael Hoepfl