Kentmere 400 - 35mm Film - 24 exp
Our Price: £3.80 GBP100193
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.
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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 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
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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 400 Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
I have used this film before and am very impressed with it.
I came a cross a development formula in the book Experimental Photography.
It uses instant coffee as the main ingredient
The formula is
400 gr instant coffee
54 gr sodium carbonate
16 gr Ascorbic acid
1 gr Potassium Bromide
All mixed with water to produce a 1 ltr stock solution.
I was dubious that this would work but I tried it out
Film loaded into an old rollei 35 camera and e12xposed F11 at 1/125
Then developed for 10 min at 20c
I like the results let me know what you think
This is quite a contrasty film especially when rated at 800 ISO. I also think that it compares very favourably with Ilford HP5 as long as you don't want to make really large enlargements. It is a grainier film than its Ilford counterpart and I am told that the Kentmere 100 film compares favourably to Ilford FP4 so will be trying some in the future. I don't develop film myself so I use Harman Labs to develop my films and include a scan on CD and a Contact Sheet. I can then pick and choose which exposure to print. As a general purpose black and white film I would highly recommend
Just ran a roll of this through a new-to-me Contaflex Super, pushing it to 800, because I had a hunch that a contrasty film with a bit of grain would suit it. I was NOT disappointed!
Trusted entirely to the camera's 60 year old selenium, meter and slightly quirky "auto exposure" system, and threw just about everything I could think of at it - low light (single bedside lamp for the dog), point lights directly in the lens, high contrast, low contrast.
Between them the camera and the Kentmere 400 just laughed off my attempts to fool them and gave exactly the aesthetic I was imagining every time I pressed the idiotic "leaf-shutter-on-an-SLR".
This could be my new favourite film / camera combination!
Shot at 800 ISO, developed in rodinal 1+25, 9 minutes @ 20deg C, agitation 10 full inversions every minute.
This is the first black and white film I've shot since getting to photography and I was really happy with how some of the shots came out, The film is sharp and retains a great amount of detail, I especially liked the architecture shots but used it for a wide range of shots and loved how it came out. ISO 400 makes it very forgiving and you're usually able to get a shot in different conditions making it good for travel and street photography.