My favorite B&W film stock has got to be ilford HP5 due to how versatile it is.
I have pushed it to 3200 and still got great results, I have also used Kentmere 400 in 35mm on quite a few occasions and was pretty happy with what I got but it never pulled me away from using HP5.
So when all the you tubers I follow suddenly started putting out videos about the new Kentmere in 120 format I was a little taken aback as I was unaware that ilford were releasing a new film.
As I am not one of the ilford chosen few I had to buy my own to try so I got a few rolls of Both 100 and 400 iso from the excellent Analogue Wonderland.
I loaded the 400 in my Yashicamat 124g and popped out to burn a roll and see what it was like.
I developed it using ilfotec DD-X 1+4 dilution for 11.30mins and scanned using my Epson V600.
First look at the negatives and they looked very flat with minimal contrast.
When scanning that is exactly how they turned out but that isn’t a bad thing because once they were in Lightroom the dynamic range was excellent and with just a few tweaks the images looked fine with great tonal range, minimal grain and nicely sharp.
Overall this film is a winner for me as it is only £5 a roll and gives great results .. I will have to try pushing the next roll to 800 or even 1600 to see how it copes, I regularly shoot HP5 pushed and love how that looks.
Anyway here is the whole roll, comments most welcome.
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