Ilford HP5+ (120, 400 iso) user-review

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Ilford HP5+ is the perfect companion for your Holga on a cloudy day. The contrast is excellent, leaving you with deep blacks, bright whites and a good number of shades of grey.

Ilford HP5+ is the perfect companion for your Holga on a cloudy day. The contrast is excellent, leaving you with deep blacks, bright whites and a good number of shades of grey.

Ilford HP5 plus 120, iso 400 performs at its best on cloudy and dark days. When using it in bright sunlight, the pictures come out a bit overexposed. But combined with heavy clouds and a Holga, it gives you terrific results.

No more boring greyscale, HP5 plus gives you deep blacks and bright whites, leaving you with wonderful high-contrast shots. Also, the grey shades are excellent, leaving the pictures full of life and vibrance (well, as vibrant black & white gets).

written by whisper_low on 2008-08-10 in #reviews #hp5 #holga #ilford #120 #b-w

2 Comments

  1. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    Beautiful shots and great tip! Makes me want to load not only my Holga with HP5+ but all my 120 cams too :D

  2. he_is_me
    he_is_me ·

    This has been my B&W film of choice so far, easy to find (in France) and yielding great results. I love to shoot architectures of all sorts, and this type of high-contrast film is perfect to stress all the great lines of our buildings!

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