Looking for a new black and white film to try? Then you’re in luck! This installment of Reviews on Rewind focuses on Ilford FP4+, an all-purpose, medium speed black and white film, and it just might answer your dilemma!
In a nutshell, the Ilford FP4+ is a medium speed, black and white film from Ilford Photo, a company well-known worldwide for their line of black and white film, as well as their photographic paper and chemicals. It has an ISO of 125, and is available on 35mm and 120 film formats.
If you haven’t had a go at this lovely film, then you might want to read the first-hand reviews from our fellow lomographers and see what they have to say!
The film tolerates well the approximate exposure of the Holga camera, and the combination with [the developer, Rodinal Special] allows to obtain very good grey tones and a sense of “plasticity”, expecially in the 120 film format.
I’ve only shot a couple of rolls of this film, both in my Mamiya C330 medium format camera and I’ve been really pleased with both of them. […]The film has beautiful tonality, capturing the full range of mid-tones, but still producing nice contrast. I’ve developed it in Kodak HC-110 on each occasion and love the results.
…FP4+ rewards you with a huge dynamic range and beautiful tonality. Its wide exposure latitude means that it is very forgiving — although I found that it compresses highlights better than it keeps shadow detail, therefore, I recommend stand development when you have not been able to calculate your exposure accurately and need the shadows.
Well, what do you guys think? Did this installment of Reviews on Rewind tempt you on trying Ilford FP4? Or do you have other things to say about it? Tell us about it below!