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Kentmere 400 - 35mm Film - 24 exp

Our Price: £3.80 GBP



A great starter-film for people trying 35mm film photography for the first time. The soft backing allows for easy scanning, the images will have medium contrast and fine grain, and its mid-speed rating means it can be used in a variety of lighting situations.



Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 24
Pack size: 1


To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Kentmere 400 over on EMULSIVE.


Kentmere was a small black-and-white film manufacturer based in the Lake District for many years. It was acquired by Ilford's parent company in 2007, who consolidated production in their Mobberley plant. The brand exists as a more-affordable alternative to Ilford, with the same quality and consistency of production but with savings made in the emulsion chemicals.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Kentmere

Photos (c) paulisson miura


Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Kentmere 400 Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
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Accreditation Handles: @kristiaanja
I think I've found my favourite B&W film

Lovely, easy, soft b&w, not too grainy. I'm not a fan of high contrast b&w films, so I think I've found my new favourite.

Perfect for: Beginners, Landscapes, Architecture
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Accreditation Handles: Paul Devall

I class myself as a beginner as I haven't used my Olympus OM10 for around sixteen years.

I am also unused to shooting black and white film.

I chose this film as it was cheap and I was unsure whether I was going to carry on with a lockdown project and so cheap was good.

For a first film I am happy with the returned negatives and the images I got back on CD from the processors.

I set the iso rating on the camera to 400 and as most shots were on cloudy days I stuck with mid range apertures f5.6 to f8 and let the camera choose shutter speed.

Quite a few look over exposed but only slightly.

Something to think about in future.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners
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Accreditation Handles: monochromemomento
Great film for a novice like myself

I'm fairly new to film photography having recently purchased a few fairly cheap vintage cameras off ebay. I've been trying a variety of films with various cameras and enjoying the different results.
I used the Kentmere 400 in an Ilford Sportsman on a cloudy day around my local park and got quite a few decent shots.
Ive since ordered more to try in other cameras in different settings bd environments as this looks like it will be a good all rounder and good for me with my limited knowledge and skills so far.

Perfect for: Beginners
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Accreditation Handles: good_negatives
Does the job

As its a cheap black and white film stock I'm pretty happy with the results of these photos, just not blown away by them. If you're new to photography I wouldnt pay for a more expensive b&w film, this does the job well!

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Landscapes
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Accreditation Handles: / James Stoker
Great film not just for beginners.

A really nice film, not just for beginners like some say.
It’s low cost, it is easy to shoot, it is just straight forward and easy to do.
Results are brilliant and nice contrasted images.
Great alternative to HP5 which for some reason I’ve never liked using anyhow.

It’s somewhat grainy (and even more grainy and contrasty if shot at 800) but it has a character.