Summertime. Sun, light, brilliant sky! For this season, I love the Ilford FP4+ film, that I use normally for my 35mm cameras, but this time, for my Holga 120 N! Read more!
I love walking in my city, Como, always carrying with me a film camera. This time, I brought with me my new Holga 120 N (I have also a CFN and a GN models), loaded with one of my preferred film: the Ilford FP4+. I used this film to photograph some street artists:
Here are some details of the railway of “Ferrovie Nord”, the regional train that links Como to Milano:
I developed this film using the R09 Spezial developer (a new name for the famous Rodinal Special). The main differences between a high acutance developer as the traditional Rodinal (or R09 One Shot) and the special version is that the latter allows to obtain a fine grain negative.
The film tolerates well the approximate exposure of the Holga camera, and the combination with this developer allows to obtain very good grey tones and a sense of “plasticity”, expecially in the 120 film format.
Good contrast, not excessive, even in a sunny day:
It’s a film that is easy to print with a set of multigrade filters!
Unrivalled when it comes to high quality B&W photography, the Ilford FP4 Plus is a great choice for enlargements with its fine grain, high acutance and exceptional sharpness. Check it out with the rest of our black and white film selection.
written by sirio174 on 2012-08-09 in #reviews #fp4 #como #holga #italy #lomography #ilford #fp4 #user-review #ilford-fp4-plus-120 #holga-120-n #balck-and-white #requested-post #film-review #toy-camera