Kentmere 100 Film 35mm B&W - 24 exp
Our Price: £3.80 GBP100194
A great starter-film at low speed for people trying 35mm film photography for the first time. Similar to the Kentmere 400 it is characterised by soft backing that allows for easy scanning as the negatives lie flat, and the resulting images will have medium contrast and fine grain.
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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 Mobberly 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
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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 100 Film 35mm B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
This is the first roll of black & white film I have shot, so figured it would be good because if I messed it up or hated the outcome, I wouldn’t lose sleep over a roll that cost less than £4. But wow, this is actually such a nice film and produced some really beautiful shots. Is very easy to shoot with and I will definitely be buying this again to experiment further, very impressed!
I really love the tones and the sharpness of this film. Very little grain (as much as needed) and lovely scale of greys. Is a lovely film which can be pushed and pulled as it is quite flexible. It delivers good results. Buy with confidence.
Cheaper films are usually cheap for a reason, but this one is an exception. Kentmere 100 provides sharp pictures, smooth grain, and wonderful tones that aren't too overpowering.
With some other black and white films I find the contrast can be a little too overpowering and difficult to work with in certain light, but with this film its well controlled and perfect for my needs. I find it extremely good for street photography in the day time and a great all rounder for everything else. It might not have a distinctive "character" like Tri-x or JCH Streetpan, but sometimes I just don't want that. I want a black and white film that does what it's supposed to do and does it well, and Kentmere 100 suits that perfectly.
I buy it because I like it. The low price is merely a bonus.
I decided to grab myself some Kentmere film on the recommendation of Ilford. I'd got some good results from their Pan 100 and Pan 400 - both films that are not readily available in the UK. However, they said to give Kentmere a go.
I'm glad I did. The 100 is a nice film. It's clean with a very pleasing tonal range. It isn't massively contrasty but has a nice range of greys in it. And it scans well, so if you want to push the contrast a bit afterwards then it works very well for that.
It's very forgiving too. So if you're just starting out with film photography then Kentmere is definitely worth trying out. Oh, and it's nice and cheap too - although definitely doesn't look it.
I set myself 2 goals for 2020, Learn to develop my own flm and publish a 'Zine / Photo Book. I managed to achieve the first one and will take my time with the second one. I bought 2 rolls of Kentmere Pan 100 from Analogue Wonderland in 2019 with a view to learning to develop it myself. It's price means I am not going to be upset if I made a mess. I am happy to say I got some decent images from it. I developed the film with an Ilford Simplicity starter pack and the images speak for themselves.