Kentmere 400 - 35mm Film - 36 exp
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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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 35mm Film B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
This is just great traditional British film for everyday street photography or even studio portraits.
Not used this film before and assumed that as it was part of the harman technologies films ie Ilford that it would be the same as HP5 however it is not it is in my opinion a better film. I developed this in Perceptol stock solution for 12 minutes at 2O C. There is grain there but it is always expected in a 400 asa film however this in not objectionable and adds to the film look. I will definitely be using this film again
First of all this is my first time shooting this film and I was sceptical about it, but I had a walk around with my CANONET QL17 and the results were surprisingly good. I prefer HP5 + but I am happy with results.
I bought this film a few weeks back, but due to illnedd and Covid 19 restrictions, I've only just got arround to shooting it. As I'd been housebound for a few weeks, we decided it would be nice to get out and get some fresh air and a change of scenery, and with the Sandringham Royal Estate being only 45 mins away, we decided to have a few hours out, ant take a picnic. I loaded a roll of Kentmere 400 into mt Praktica EE2, and decided I's shoot it in Aperture Priority mode, using the original lens, the C.Z.J. Electronic Flektogon. It was a bright Autumnal day, perfect for getting out with a Camera, and the combination of Kentmere 400 and the Praktica EE2 proved to be a great choice. The film gave sharp, well defined images with great contrast while retaining detail in the shadows. The tonal range of the film also is quite pleasing.....what is there not to like??
Images from this roll were quite flat and low in contrast, which seems to hold up to what I've read about Kentmere 400. The grain is noticeably less fine than more expensive alternatives like Ilford HP5. Still, at £1.50ish less than HP5 (currently), it's a very decent option for beginners wanting to try out b&w or those testing a new camera.