Black and White with Bite


Want a black and white film with good colouring and contrast that has C-41 develop? Ilford FP4+ could be your solution!

Ilford FP4+ was my first ever black and white film and these shots are from my first ever roll. I know some people aren’t very keen on C-41 processed black and white images, and that’s fine by me, but i’m not going to stop using this film. With the right exposure this film does really well, good contrast and detail and great blurring and vignetting around the outer reaches of your frame. It seems to give a slightly vintage look to the photos you take as well, which i love. Why not grab a roll next time you see some and see what you can make.

written by wilfbiffherb on 2011-01-07 #gear #black-and-white #review #liverpool #user-review


  1. simon-hedge
    simon-hedge ·

    FP4 Plus is NOT a C41 film!?!

  2. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Hmmm.. Is it really C-41? Cos I thought the B&W with C-41 is Kodak BW400CN?

  3. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    Ummm FP4+ is definitely not a C-41 film. I can't believe this article was's completely wrong. Come on Lomography...start reading your articles before you publish them...

  4. wilfbiffherb
    wilfbiffherb ·

    sorry guys i made a booboo!!! was writing another article of c41 process at the same time and my mind obiously melted!!

  5. -walsh-
    -walsh- ·

    Ilford XP2 is C-41 process!

  6. cornpony
    cornpony ·

    Great shots !

  7. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    @falsedigital That's a bit harsh! It's a slight error which anyone could make! There are worse reviews on here, with much worse pictures - the gallery is awesome!

  8. wilfbiffherb
    wilfbiffherb ·

    thanks nicolas! PLEASE EVERYONE, FORGIVE ME!!

  9. arzitek
    arzitek ·

    Nice pictures, some technical details are wrong but who cares? For those who care, I don't think vignetting can be caused by the type of film you would use, it seems to me it comes from the lens (or camera) you're using to shoot it?

  10. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    @nicolas_noir - I don't think what I said was too harsh at all. If this was her blog and she made the error, no big deal. But this was on the front page of the website and a published article. I think it's very unprofessional of them to publish it without reading. Not to mention, it's still posted and corrections still haven't been made.

  11. wilfbiffherb
    wilfbiffherb ·

    er, im not a girl

  12. stouf
    stouf ·

    Sweet !

  13. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    ha ha funniest review and comments page I've read yet! Bit of a bummer it didn't turn out to be true tho

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