Lovin' the HP5+

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So I have been shooting Tri-X, but today I developed my first roll of HP5. WOW! The negs look soo much better. Sortry don't have any samples to post right now, but the negs looked really sweet.
 
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I don't know why, but I've always hated HP5. The way I hate the Mets, ya know? It's got too much contrast for my development style - edges look like have USM built in! While I find Ilford's t-grain films to be superb, none of their traditional grain films please my aesthetic. With Kodak, it's just the opposite.

It must be the way I shake the can.
 
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It'd be a dull old world if we all like dthe same thing :)

I love HP5+, but then I like a nice contrasty photo (in my own work);

Canon Canonet QL19 GIII,
Ilford HP5+
Ilford Ilfotec LC29 (1+29), 9mins @ 20°c, 4 inversions each minute

(hopefully I've not posted that one on here before).

More recently I've seen some night shots taken on HP5+ pushed to 1600 - those looked superb, so I'll be looking to try some of that myself at some point.
 
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yeah... the short experience I've had with HP5 was a very positive one. Once I end my experimenting with APX100, I'll probably move on to HP5.
And on a similar note, I once pushed FP4 to 400 (that was before I learnt you are not supposed to do that...) and I got some VERY nice results almos absurdly high contrast!! (which btw I usually love).
 
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Shot my first roll of Delta 100 today, gonna process it tomorrow morning. I printed a really cool shot from my HP5 roll today, gonna try and bring it home(not really supposed to) tomorrow o scan and then bring it back.
 
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