ILFORD Ortho Plus - Film Review

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B&W
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ISO
80
Format
35mm, 120, 4x5
Price
$$$
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Ilford Ortho Plus 80 was released in 2019! “Ortho” is short for Orthochromatic which is a B&W film with blue and green sensitivity and a lack of red sensitivity which renders reds and oranges darker and results in stronger contrast than standard panchromatic films.  It has super fine grain which is barely noticeable.  It’s blue/green sensitivity makes it ideal for landscapes but I photographed a wide variety of scenes/subjects and was pleasantly surprised by the portraits! Swipe over to see 7 scans from a roll of 35mm – I’m currently shooting more, 35mm and 120 and will share those results in the future as well!

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Beautiful and Unique

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March 18, 2020

I am hooked after one roll of 120 through the Mamiya 7 shot at box speed. The combination of the classic orthochromatic tonality with a super sharp/fine grain image is really unique. It also seems to handle over/under exposure pretty well. Only downside is that it’s really expensive but for a film like this I’d say it’s easily worth it.

Adam Spitz

First time to shoot Ortho film

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February 1, 2020

Loved the tonality and fine grain. I shot the 35mm with Nikon F5 and 50 and 35mm lenses

David Lanford

Ortho Plus

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January 31, 2020

This was my first time shooting Ortho Plus. I shot it ISO 100 on my Olympus PenFT at the RVCA Skate event in Hawaii.

Quon Poole-McAroy