Bergger Pancro 400 - 35mm Film
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.
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!
Lots of tonal range for a 400 speed, I prefer the overall look of it to both Fomapan or HP5+ but it lacks the detail of either. Would definitely recommend giving it a go unless your intended output is prints over 12"x8"
I used this film while shooting a beautiful snowy few days in Glasgow with my Canon AE-1 and the photos came out really beautiful! Would definitely use this great value film again.
Tried this out for some general day-to-day shooting and my first attempt at home developing. Shot at box speed and developed in Cinestill df96 monobath and DSLR scanned, and I am happy with the results! Just bear in mind for development it takes extra time compared to regular film (I think Cinestill recommend triple the processing time) and also requires pre-soaking.
I bought a single roll of this out of curiosity - and have bought many more since. It’s an affordable film that has delivered consistently for me in all conditions. Most recently I’ve used it in a 35mm panoramic camera with a fixed aperture and just two shutter speeds and it’s proved resilient and forgiving regardless of the conditions.
I’ve developed it in Xtol with success but this film revels in Rodinal in my experience. Crisp tones, pleasant grain and for those who scan it I found it scans well too. Bergger claim a wide exposure latitude and my experience with what is effectively a fixed aperture/ISO/shutter speed camera bears out that claim.
It’s proven itself to be very versatile for my kind of urban photography.
For me, this film lacked contrast - I had to boost it up in Photoshop myself - and had too much grain for my liking. I shot the film at ISO 200 which is as far as my Voigtlander would allow. This was the first roll I shot but after reading other reviews I am tempted to purchase another roll shot at 400 and perhaps in another camera to see what else it can give me before my making a final, final decision of opinion on the film.