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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.
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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Kentmere's marketing bills it as a beginner film, but its flexibility is astonishing. It's cheaper and has a lower silver content than HP5 or Delta films, but it is nicely sharp and has a great tonal range. I also found it to respond to pushing INCREDIBLY well, and performed excellently up to 3200. Pulled, it can look a bit flat, but in the right conditions, this can be just what you need. I would say the only style it doesn't suit is landscapes - no matter what you do it does have a ceiling in terms of resolving power and doesn't suit the fine detail required for landscape photography.
Buying a bulk roll of Kentmere was a great decision - the cost per roll is truly minuscule, and I found myself experimenting a lot more than I would with a more expensive film. If you shoot with a Y2 yellow filter and push to 800, it adds a little bit of contrast which suits the film very well, and the grain is almost unchanged.
Give it a try, you won't regret it
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.
buying in bulk really gives you more freedom to experiment & get creative!
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!
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.