Ilford HP5 (120mm, 400iso) B&W


A review of the Ilford HP5 (120mm, 400iso) film

It’s a cloudy day, strokes of white light are beaming through fluffy clouds and I find my self wandering in the streets, floating gently in the humidity. I have my Holga 120 CFN with a bran new film: a medium speed black and white Ilford. Beautiful results with that soft light: ultra fine grain, amazing contrast reminding me of early Truffaut films.

This is a “treasure film” like I call it, not an every day one. Choose religiously, and wait for the right afternoon calling of white light.

written by orpheuswasawoman on 2011-01-11 #gear #film #review #contrast #400iso #120mm #b-w #user-review #soft-grain #hoga-120cfn


  1. basho
    basho ·

    I've just shot two rolls of this film, both in 35 and 120mm. Can't wait to see the pictures! I hope they come out half as good as yours.

  2. kewaca
    kewaca ·

    It's the only B&W I shoot.

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