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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The Olympus XA2 has lens coatings that make it more contrasty than the Voigtlander.

In this digital age, its my feeling that film is a better way to go, when time and freedom allow it, and my choice of late is Ilford HP5. I’ve had difficulty getting the contrast level I like out of it without destroying the detail, however, but I’ll still buy it again and again as long as I need to. Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value.

Both are excellent films, and you should try both. The film is available in 35mm single boxed rolls, roll packs they look like candy!

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

Its more forgiving of my sloppy lighting. 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!


The film is also available in medium format, although not in or pro-pack offerings. Apparently he was wrong. All format 35mm format 65mm format Large format Medium format.

Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesInNewYork from Great film from a great ilforr I bought this film for the first time in February to shoot a basketball game at school.

Film Emulsion Review: Ilford HP5 Plus (35mm)

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HP5 PLUS can be processed in a wide range of different developers using spiral tanks, deep tanks and automatic processors. Perhaps this is a geographic bias, with those from North America favouring one and those from Europe the other?

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Extremely useful review of this film. I would recommend this film to anyone wanting a fast speed film with very fine grain, shooting in low light, or general artistic photography.

They were so crisp and clear, and perfectly exposed. Learn how your comment data is processed. Please check your local sales tax laws.

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Just my opinion, and I have never performed any formal testing, or shot with them side by side. I cannot believe that people still try to fool everyone that they are alike. With the exception of a single dark strip across one negative which may well have been my error while developing this film is beautiful.

HP5 Plus is a flexible film type that is ideally suited for use in general photographic applications in an array of ilfird lighting conditions. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Hp5 is light years behind the shadow detail and small grain of Tri-X. The Voigtlander Bessa used for this review was in great condition, as was the lens. 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.


Ilford HP5 Plus accessories. The HP line welcomed a newcomer in I strongly recommend working with Lomography on ioford it developed. When I started using it, it was slightly more expensive than Tri-X, since it was imported. Rated 5 out of 5 by Rhea the Student from Not bad! When I got the photos back, I was stunned. Medium format roll film hhp5 provided on a 0.

The film scans very well with a minor amount of grain, especially for a speed film. Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm I prefer Superia for street photography.

One of my fine art photographs was recently selected for the ASMP Fine Arts National Exhibition – my printer was able to pull out full, rich, detail on a ildord x 20, that quite frankly, I was even surprised at. Bulk reels in 17 and Ilford HP5 Plus overview.

Kodak Tri-X vs. Ilford HP5

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