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Medium format film review: Ilford HP5 + 2 push


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My name is Andrew and I am a fine art destination wedding photographer in Italy (Lake Como, Amalfi). In my spare time I work on different projects and one of my recent projects is a casual film test. This article is going to be about quite popular film - Ilford HP5 that I have shot at ISO1600 and pushed by 2 stops in development.

Some time ago I received accreditation for a very interesting concert where our local singer has brought a gospel choir from UK. I knew we are going to work in a dark environment and I knew I will need a good ISO film but unfortunately, I did not expect it to be that dark as it was. It was my last-minute decision to push all my film to ISO1600 - otherwise, all shots were going to be too dark. So pushing Ilford was the most challenging decision. I knew that you can overexpose Ilford by one stop with good results. I sort of expected you can push it by one stop with minimal loss in quality. However, I did not know what to expect after a 2 stop push in development, and yet I decided to try it out. Partly, because of curiosity, partly because I had no other choice. The shots you are to see are not edited or cleaned so you will see exactly what I received from my lab.




Ilford HP5 Medium format

Camera: Mamiya AFD 645

Lens: Mamiya Sekor 150mm F/3.5, 80mm F1.9

Location: Concert Hall, Lithuania



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