Bergger Pancro 400 35mm Film B&W ISO 400
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!
Bergger Pancro 400. I shot this picture at ISO 250 instead of 400 and developed normally as I think it greatly benefits from the extra exposure.
Contrast is something I always look for in a film and I'm quite picky about what the right amount is - too little and it's flat and borning, too much and it looks like an abstract art project. With Bergger Pancro 400 I think it's just right. The Goldilocks amount of contrast. And for me this is just perfect for portraits which I think would be the best use of this film.
It's a new emulsion film, not repackaged or repurposed, and it feels good to support a new film product which provides everything I could want in a black and white film.
I think that shooting at ISO 400 does not do the film justice, and it really needs more exposure than that to provide the best, most gorgeous results. I find 250 is a better rating.
When shot at 250 it provides perfect tones and the grain is actually quite small and doesn't intrude on the photo, making it a great professional film in my eyes that can be used for high quality work.
Three stars = "meh, ok". Not my favourite. It's oddly a little dull, pictures come out muddy in their tonality. Tried it twice, couldn't get excited by it and in fact a little disappointed.
This film seems to do well whatever the exposure, but results seem flat and grainy, lower in contrast than I expected, but that might be my fault anyway. A nice tonal range though. I would think it was OK for all forms of photography.
Lovely as an alternative to the classic HP5+. I wasn't sure what to expect with this film- I'm not sure if I prefer the 'look', but there are so many variables that could influence this. Shot an exclusively "green" (landscape) roll without a yellow filter and still loved the dynamic range, as seen in my horse photo below. Give it a try!