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.