Week 10 – First time shooting HP5 in medium format

My most favourite film by a long way is ilford HP5 but strangely I have never shot it in 120 format.

I don’t really have a good reason why I have never shot it so a few weeks back when starting this 52 rolls project I bought a load of 120 film including HP5.

What I like about HP5 in 35mm format is the contrast and grain it gives so I was a little worried that shooting it in the Mamiya 645 at box speed I would not get the look I was used to.

After developing the roll in some ilfotec HC I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the film, it looked lovely and contrasty and very sharp.

I may experiment pushing it next time as the look of HP5 @ 1600 is lovely in 35mm.

The 1st image was shot in Bridgend town centre while all the others were at home here in the Garw Valley…..

You can find more of my stuff at

https://usingfilm.wordpress.com/ and https://timdobbsphotography.wordpress.com/

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7 thoughts on “Week 10 – First time shooting HP5 in medium format

  1. It’s interesting because I really only like HP5 in Medium and Large format, can’t stand it in 35mm. But Tri-X will always be the first film I go to.

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  2. Shooting 120 film again with Yashica 124G but I AM HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME FINDING A PLACE TO DEVELOP AND PRINT. I live in Hamilton,NJ 08619 Any suggestions? Thanks Much!

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  3. Pingback: Week 10 – First time shooting HP5 in medium format | tim dobbs photography

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