Kentmere 400 Film 35mm B&W ISO 400
Our Price: £3.80 GBP100193
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 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 Kentmere 400 Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
I got a few rolls of this film when starting simply because I didn't want to make any mistakes on expensive film. However after using it, I've since come back for more! The dynamic range really surprised me, I used this in some very questionable lighting outdoors but nothing was too over or under exposed.
I haven't tried any of the more expensive films from Ilford etc so will only give 4 stars here, but for the price, if you're just starting out with film like I did, buy this film. No question in my opinion.
(Sorry for potato quality photo here, it had to be scanned in)
This is a decent black and white film to shoot. Its cheap and easy to develop. However the tones can be lacking and quite flat. I would recommend this film to beginners or anyone looking at trying to begin home developing B&W film. On the other hand, I have had good results enlarging this film onto photographic paper. Therefore, I think it it is a nice film to shoot from time to time but can be underwhelming.
I like this film. Until I bought a roll of this I had only used ilford HP5+ for black and white but was lured in by the price and was pleasantly surprised. Have shot a few rolls in different conditions, always at box speed, and have been happy with the results.
I'll admit it was the price of this film that first attracted me when I returned to film as I shoot a fair amount. It has a nice fine grain and a contrast not that dissimilar to HP5 although it's nowhere near as a versatile but hey...you'll have change for a beer from a few rounds. I've grown to really like this film, it's nicely packaged and besides the price, it does have some nice bonuses up its sleeve - I like how it renders shadows and it gives consistent results making it another ideal starter film but don't underestimate it, this film can create some moody and characterful shots. The anvil shot was taken on a Fed 2 with a Jupiter 8 lens and the dogs on a Nikon FE.