Following on from our recent review, here’s a quick reference for ILFORD’s fine detail, old school contrast monster, FP4 PLUS.
Here’s what they have to say:
ILFORD FP4 PLUS specifications
|Type||Black and white (negative)|
|Format||35mm, 120, sheet|
|Exposure latitude||–-1.5 to +6 stops|
|Push processing||6 stops|
What’s it like (the quick version)?
ILFORD FP4 PLUS is based on older emulsion technology and has “cubic grain”, as opposed. To “T grain” found in Delta 100/400 Professional and Kodak’s TMAX. Whilst some people do so, I don’t think it’s fair to directly compare this film to Ilford’s own Delta 100 Professional, as both the grain and the way it’s laid down are rather different. That said, I find the resulting images from both stocks to be quite similar. If you want supreme sharpness with great contrast, go with Delta. If you want to add creamier grain to the mix, then grab a roll of FP4 PLUS.
FP4 PLUS performs equally as well for both indoor and outdoor photography, it’ll take portraits, landscapes, architecture and macros all in its stride. Being a forgiving sort, it’s also happy to be pulled down to ISO50, or pushed 6 (yes, six) stops to ~ISO8000.
You can read more about this film in my ILFORD FP4 PLUS review.
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Interesting push processing results EM, some motivation for low light experiments this holiday season.
I know it’s silly to pick favourites when there are so many beautiful and different films out there,… https://t.co/n0zuwGmP2o
“Contrast monster” – hahaha that is so true!
ASA8000… yeah I don’t think so…
Heh, it’s perfectly possible and provides useable results but as with the high EI tests on ISO 400 film (EI 12800/25600), it’s not particularly advisable to go out of your way to shoot at these speeds and expect perfect results every time. Still, good to know if you’re in a very weird pinch, which is the point of going to these extremes.
David Allen you flashed that as part of a reversal process, right?
Yeah, it’s been flashed to direct positive