Ilford HP5 Plus 400: The King Of Grain


Looking for wonderful black and white film? Here comes the king of grain, Ilford HP5 Plus 400. Producing excellent color, noticeable grain and high color contrast, it just provide anything you can ask for from a black and white film!

I bought this film long time ago but I never had the opportunity to use it. Actually, I was waiting for the right time to use it and the right subject to shoot, as I treasure every frame of this roll so much that I don’t want to waste a single frame of it. So, I kept it for so long until my brother’s wedding. I think that was the right moment to use this film. I loaded it in my friend’s Canon FTB and start shooting right the way.

I couldn’t wait to develop the film so I quickly headed to one of the famous photo labs here (Pak Thai Photo Shop) at Petaling Street and have the film developed. I was happy with the resulting shots of this grainy fast film. The grains are somewhat beautiful and I find them not distracting at all. The grains won’t stop you from having great pictures and I think Ilford HP5 Plus 400 is one of the best films I’ve ever used. With ASA 400, this film is highly flexible as high speed films like that are suitable for use under all lighting conditions (especially when you’re shooting indoors or when the weather is quite cloudy).

So what are you waiting for? Get a roll of it at your nearest store now and give it a try!

written by analogmonolog on 2011-12-11 #gear #black-and-white #review #malaysia #grain #retro #wedding #ilford-hp5-plus-400 #analogmonolog


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Great time to use that film!

  2. analogmonolog
    analogmonolog ·

    yeah.. satisfied

  3. zulkhairikharuddin
    zulkhairikharuddin ·

    thanks for review

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