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Ilford FP4+ 120: The Perfect Film for My Holga!

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:

Photo by sirio174

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

1 comment

  1. hxloon


    I love the soft tones & vignette.

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