Bergger Pancro 400 35mm Film B&W ISO 400
Now: £5.00 GBP
The first truly original B&W emulsion for over a decade, Pancro 400 film's launch in 2017 was met with rave reviews from photographers, who highlighted its clarity and wide margin-for-error with exposure. The replenishment batch has been much-awaited and we are DELIGHTED that it's now hit our store!
Pancro 400 is a dual-emulsion film: one with silver bromide and one with silver iodide. This means they have different grain sizes and you can get even wider exposure latitude. A must-try for any serious black and white 35mm photographer! Also called Pancro400, Pancro 400 or PAN400.
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Bergger is an exciting French company which provided one of the highlights of 2016 by announcing they were producing a brand NEW B&W film for the market - the Pancro 400. Unlike many films which have existed for decades, Bergger has invested in research and development - as well as machinery and people - to innovate and explore new possibilities. Combining brand new technology with age-old formats has proven a hit already, and they will surely grow in prominence as their product line extends.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Bergger
Sample images (c) jacme31, Olivier MARCHESI, Aurelien Le Duc
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 Bergger PAN400 Film 35 B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35 film photography!
Likeable 400asa film - good tones & grain in a retro sort of way. I bought this at the same time as Berlin Kino - similar sort of look but I preferred the tonal range of the Berlin Kino.
I'm still learning about film photography (still turn all the knobs and dials the wrong way when trying to take a photo in a hurry) and am now also starting to learn about developing my own films. I have used this film twice - once with 35mm and once with 120mm and I really like it. I love the tones and contrasts and this film has given me some photos I'm really happy with. There is definite grain in the photos (which I like) but I don't know how much of that is down to my technique when developing.
I was intrigued enough in the images from folks who had used Bergger Pancro 400 that I had to give it a try. I am no expert, I am still finding my way in photography, but even the greenest of novices can get excellent images with Bergger Pancro 400 with a little care. I had mine developed at a local lab, but in future i will try to develop it myself using Bergger's chemistry.
I'd read quite a bit about this film before trying it out and knew that there could be some quite pronounced grain when overexposed. So it was maybe a bit daft of me to put it into my Yashica Electro 35 - an aperture priority camera. Consequently, I loaded it up and then the weather brightened up... so to give me any flexibility I rated the film at 200 rather than box speed.
I figured that would be fine as Bergger do big up their exposure latitude. And actually, it was fine. And the film grain appeared exactly as I was led to believe. The highlights are very grainy when overexposed. At first I was unsure but then I decided I kind of liked it - gave quite an old, classic feel to some of the shots.
However, where this film undoubtedly excels is with its tonality. The gradation is lovely. You can really push the contrast of it, bringing those blacks down whilst keeping all the greys in there too. Interestingly, you can see how clean the blacks are whilst the highlights get grainy. It also retains a lot of nice detail.
I'm definitely going to try out some more of this, and try it at 400 this time. I don't think I've got the best out of it but I'm giving it 4 stars just for the tonality alone. I don't mind the grain but if you're not a fan of grain you may want to steer a bit clear.... or at least make sure you're metering properly!