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Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures)

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Product Highlights
  • Fine Grain
  • Excellent Contrast
  • Wide Tonal Range

Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film - This is a fast black and white film geared for general use. It produces sharp images with fine grain. As a high speed film, it is suitable for normal and low light photography .

Capable of coping with a wide range of general indoor and outdoor photography applications
Enables good sharpness
Broad tonal range with good contrast
Broad exposure latitude
Compatible with many developers
Type 35mm black and white negative film
Speed 400
Applications General use
Process Ilford developers - but traditional B&W film developers also work
Color Saturation Not Applicable
Grain Fine
Sharpness Very
Exposure Latitude Wide
Push/Pull Not Specified by Manufacturer
Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures)
  • 36 x Exposures
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    Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures)
     
    4.4

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great value (14)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Good tonal range (4)
    • Large capacity (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork (3)
      • Street photography (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi pro (6), Enthusiast (4), Getting started (3), Professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Love this film!!!!

      This Kentmere film is easy to shoot with, and it produces wonderful pictures! So easy to process, I can't think of anything wrong with it; just a wonderful product I will definitely purchase...Read complete review

      This Kentmere film is easy to shoot with, and it produces wonderful pictures! So easy to process, I can't think of anything wrong with it; just a wonderful product I will definitely purchase again!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Heavy Grain

      I've used this film twice to shoot buildings and people in downtown Riverside, California, with my Yashica Electro 35. I develop B&W at home, then scan the negatives for use on...Read complete review

      I've used this film twice to shoot buildings and people in downtown Riverside, California, with my Yashica Electro 35. I develop B&W at home, then scan the negatives for use on the web at http://rralexander.wordpress.com/. Unlike the Kentmere 100 which I like a great deal, this film is very grainy. It would be good to simulate the grainy black and white films of the mid-Twentieth Century, but it is way too grainy for me.

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      5.0

      Dat Contrast

      By HyperCube33

      from Eau Claire, WI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Contrasty
      • Good Tonal Range
      • Scans Well

      Cons

      • Not C-41

      Best Uses

      • Abstract
      • Artwork

      Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

      I personally love this film. I will buy more, and probably buy it in bulk since its my favorite film to shoot in now. I love the rich, dark contrasty tones it makes. I got this to sample a variety of film as recommended by a camera store in chicago, and B&H is about the only place to get it at this great price.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Ehhh

      By Photodom

      from Philly

      Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

      Tones are pretty flat and boring, not the most interesting film to shoot with but if you like a more sepia tone this is for you.

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      4.0

      Nice Density and Latitude!

      By Photo Professor

      from Rock Hill, SC

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Value
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

          Compares nicely with Kodak Tri-X and Ilford HP5+
          A good cost effective alternative without a sacrifice in image quality!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Best film I've used, end of

          By Chuck

          from the 9th Circle of Hell

          About Me Semi Pro

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Contrast
          • Good Grain
          • Great Value
          • Reliable Performance
          • Tonal Variation

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fine art photography
            • Street Photography

            Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

            I do exhibitions in the London area and travel doing street photography. In my latest travels to New York, I took about 10 rolls and when i saw the results I was amazed. I've used other films and this one just blows the others away. It's dirt cheap, has excellent grain structure, really good contrast and tonal range, and it's super easy to develop, fairly flexible with times and temperatures. I just love it.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Best B+W Film I've Used

            By Dan

            from Miami

            About Me Semi Pro

            Pros

            • Easy To Develop
            • Good Grain Structure
            • Great Value
            • Large Capacity
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Art Photography
            • Casual Use
            • Street Photography

            Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

            The film is perfect. dirt cheap, amazing quality, sharpness, tone rendition, tonal range is wide and even, and the grain is slightly visible, but in my opinion it's almost necessary with B+W so it just looks perfect. Really easy to develop, not all picky and whatever I wasn't super strict with my temperatures and it just worked well. Love it.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            2.0

            Heavy Grain

            By RR Alexander

            from Riverside, California

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                  I've used this film twice to shoot buildings and people in downtown Riverside, California, with my Yashica Electro 35. I develop B&W at home, then scan the negatives for use on the web at http://rralexander.wordpress.com/. Unlike the Kentmere 100 which I like a great deal, this film is very grainy. It would be good to simulate the grainy black and white films of the mid-Twentieth Century, but it is way too grainy for me.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great bargain film

                  By Wayne

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Semi Pro

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                    Let's be honest, I went with this roll because of the price. I had no idea what to expect, but had read that this was made by the same people that make Ilford (just don't call it ilford).

                    When I got my contact sheet back from the custom lab, I was pleasantly surprised. The darkroom tech mentioned that he had to give it about 20% more time in the development process in order to get good results, and he mentioned that he had figured this out through trial and error in the past.

                    In any case, this has a very distinctive look to it regarding grain that I cannot really describe with words. Overall, I found it to be well worth the money.

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                    • Personal
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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Strong in its own right

                    By Josh

                    from Tempe, AZ

                    About Me Professional

                    Pros

                    • Inexpensive

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                      Kentmere 400 is a terrific substitute for Ilford's venerable HP5. I've pushed it to 800 and 1600 with great results, and I don't worry about it holding up. Use it with confidence.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great film, preferred over Tri-X

                      By Pokémon Trainer Chris

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Semi Pro

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Clean
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General shooting

                        Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                        I ordered two rolls of this with a film shipment a little while ago to see if it would perform well for the money. It does, and it seems to be of finer grain than the Tri-X I'd been using before. I'll definitely keep buying it. It develops well in Sprint developer (after finding times on their website) and has good contrast.
                        Shooting the inside of a Veloster for school, I used a Canon 17-40mm f/4 and, sitting in the back, shot the front at 17mm around f/4. The resolving power was good to the point that I could read the numbers on the dial for the air conditioner. Because I'm still getting used to shooting film I can't compare it in the grand sceme of all films, but I'll definitely use it again.
                        I used the other roll for some portraits of a friend, and those came out quite well, too. It seems consistent.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works perfectly

                        By TK

                        from galloway nj

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                            Used the product for a college level photography project. Picture developed beautiful. Affordable pricing and works well. I would recommend this product.

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                            • Personal
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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            WoW!!

                            By FCP

                            from New York

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                            • Great Value
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                I bought this as a test roll for a new camera since it was the cheapest B&W film at B&H. I was surprised at how good it actually was. The contrast is very good, but not too strong when using a Yellow filter. It seems to scan well. The grain is messy for 400 iso, but not terrible. Definitely worth a try.

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                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Surprised with the quality

                                By Jmac

                                from Tampa, FL

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Great Value
                                • Large Capacity

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                    Wanted to jump back in to film photography but not spend a ton on film. Not a bad end result with the shots out of an old Canon T50. For the price, you can get some pretty decent prints.

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                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Top Notch, Low Price

                                    By J

                                    from Springfield, MA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Value
                                    • Reliable Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                        This product is amazing in many ways. When I develop my film i am surprised on how clear and crisp the negatives come out. The developing time is slightly longer than the popular brands(by 10 seconds)but the results are promising. It is relatively cheaper than other companies too, giving it a double thumbs up.

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                                        • Personal
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Love this film!!!!

                                        By spcdan

                                        from Charlotte NC

                                        About Me Semi Pro

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Great Value
                                        • Large Capacity
                                        • Reliable Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                            This Kentmere film is easy to shoot with, and it produces wonderful pictures! So easy to process, I can't think of anything wrong with it; just a wonderful product I will definitely purchase again!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            I would buy this again.

                                            By Chels

                                            from Millersville PA

                                            About Me Getting Started

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Great Value

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Developing your own photo

                                              Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                              I use this film for my photography class. I like that it was pretty inexpensive, the shipping wasn't to bad either. It came nicely wrapped since I ordered more then one.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Good quality for a cheap price

                                              By Rodney

                                              from Twin Falls

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                              You dont always get what you pay for. You get more with this selection of film

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                                              4.0

                                              Decent Film

                                              By Salor

                                              from Maine

                                              About Me Casual User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Great Value

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                                  It's been a while since my old manual saw the light of day, so I ordered some of this film in hopes that it would help me to take a few great shots after so long. For the price it was great. It wasn't grainy and it handled the various depth changes I was working with clearly.

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                                                  • Personal
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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great for the price

                                                  By Scoot

                                                  from Hickory, NC

                                                  About Me Getting Started

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                                        I've only used one roll so far, but I've got good results. Images are clear, density is very good and my prints have been excellent. I'm a student, so the price was a little higher than I wanted to pay, but I didn't find a cheaper option (oh well). I do like that it doesn't have the purplish tint some of my classmates have run into with other "bargin" films. This product does exactly what I bought it for.

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                                                        • Personal
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                                                        • No

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                                                        3.0

                                                        MY NEW LOVE OF KENTMERE

                                                        By Kendelyn

                                                        from Washington D.C

                                                        About Me Semi Pro

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Great Value
                                                        • Reliable Performance

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                                            Props to B&H for finding super affordable b&w film! I needed to buy b&w film in bulk for a school project and knew that B&H always has the best deals, but when I saw the price of the Kentmere I was surprised! The cost was even lower than I had expected. Admittedly I was a little hesitant about buying Kentmere because I am a dyed and true fan of Kodak but I couldn't resist the prices so I made the purchase. And I would have to say that I am very pleased with my purchase. There is almost no visible grain and all my images are sharp. The film does shoot a little flat but that isn't anything that can't be fixed either in camera during exposure or in the darkroom. I would recommend this film to people who are processing their own film and know what they are doing in the dark room.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Personal
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                                                            • No

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                                                            4.0

                                                            Great results

                                                            By kvel

                                                            from Absecon,NJ

                                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy To Use

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (36 Exposures):

                                                                Great results and at a decent price.

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                                                                • Personal
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                                                                • No

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