Kentmere 400 - 35mm Bulk Roll

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Bulk Roll of the iconic Kentmere emulsion, 30.5 metres of perforated 35mm film ready to be cut down into individual rolls.

A great starter-film for people trying bulk 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.




Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Length: 30.5m
Pack size: 1


To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Kentmere 400 over on EMULSIVE.


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 Bulk roll of Kentmere 400 Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of bulk 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Robert Willox
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography
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Versatile film and great price

Really pleased with this bulk roll. I wanted HP5 initially but it was sold out so I went for the next best roll of 400 ASA film at a reasonable price. First few rolls have been developed in different developers, including caffenol, and it's delivered every time. Latitude is very good, having used it In a Fed 2 and relied on 'sunny 16'. Contrast appears fractionally less than HP5 but I can live with that. Overall very happy with this film.

Perfect for: Beginners, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Creative/Abstract, Low light/Night
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great value

buying in bulk really gives you more freedom to experiment & get creative!

Neil Piper
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
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An Excellent Alternative

A great film and a very viable alternative to some of the more expensive and maybe higher profile 400 speed films.
Highlights seem to take a lot of light before they burn out and the shadows seem to take minimal light to capture detail. I've found it hard to crush blacks completely.
If youre just starting out this would be where i recommend you start, if nothing else because of the price!
In the bulk roll option its even better value for money, but remember that you will need a loader, some empty 35mm cartridges and a lot of darkness in some form to use it.
Absolutely a 5 star product. I've just bought a roll of the 100 speed, and i only bought that because the 400 was out of stock!

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography
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Great Very day Black and white film

Great contrast film with a bit more grit than HP5, but not as much as JCH street pan 400. Great a very day film with a lot of flex ability and at a great price to not worry about the cost, plus can get in 100ft roll making it even better on the cost front.

Angus Gulliver
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Travel
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Cheaper than HP5+ and almost as good. Great all rounder

The film behaves just like Kentmere 400 in ready made cassettes. But there are advantages to bulk loading.

Once you've decided you will use lots of a particular film (or films), and have got a bulk loader and reloadable cassettes, you can save 25-35% on your ongoing film costs by rolling your own. You get 19 or 20 36 exposure rolls from a 100 foot bulk roll. Another advantage is that you can custom roll any length you want....need a short roll to test a camera or for a specific project? Roll 8 exposures, or 12. Need to squeeze 39 onto one roll? You can do that isntead.

Kentmere 400 is a great all rounder. Not quite as refined as HP5+ and cannot be pushed to 6400 like HP5 can, but it can still be pushed as far as 1600 successfully in ordinary developers such as ID-11. Unless you're intending to shoot in very low light conditions without a flash then this will work in pretty much all situations. Pleasing traditional grain structure, it has that familiar B&W look to it and isn't tricky or difficult to shoot and develop. It's cheap price means it's good for photographers on a budget too, it really doesn't get much cheaper than this.