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Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures)

B&H # KEBW40024 MFR # 6012379
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Product Highlights

  • Panchromatic B&W Negative Film
  • ISO 400/27° in Standard Process
  • Fine Grain and Good Sharpness
  • Broad Tonal and Contrast Range
  • Versatile Exposure Latitude
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You Pay: $3.50

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Kentmere 400 ASA is a flexible and high-speed black and white negative film offering a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27°, making it suitable for use in available light and action photography, as well as general use. The film is characterized by a fine grain structure and good sharpness, as well as a broad tonal range and wide exposure latitude.

This item is one 24-exposure roll of 35mm film.

Film Type Panchromatic black and white negative film
Film Format 35 mm (24 exposures)
Sensitivity ISO 400/27°
Process Standard black and white chemistry

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Kentmere400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures)
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (6)

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          • Primary use:
          • Personal (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        No Problemo!

        My class was recommended to purchase this film by our professor for our college-level photography course.

        This particular film seemingly flows onto reels for development like butter!

        The...Read complete review

        My class was recommended to purchase this film by our professor for our college-level photography course.

        This particular film seemingly flows onto reels for development like butter!

        The low cost of this film allows us students to *afford* taking many pictures and getting more experience!

        I highly recommend Kentmere film--especially to high school and college students!!

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        The middle of the road

        Nothing ever suprises you with this film, it always yields the same boring results. It's not very smooth, but it's not very grainy either. It doesn't lend itself to high contrast nor low...Read complete review

        Nothing ever suprises you with this film, it always yields the same boring results. It's not very smooth, but it's not very grainy either. It doesn't lend itself to high contrast nor low contrast. It just IS.

        I use this film for general photography purposes. Works well pushed to 1600 in lowlight; very little, if any, change to the image quality: Still quite boring.

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        5.0

        Inexpensive and AWESOME!!!!

        By Victoria D. W.153

        from Denton, Tx

        Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

        I am soooooo happy I bought my film off of this website. The film was excellent and it cut my expenses in half and I saved so much money. It sucks having black and white photo and being a broke college student. Thanks!

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        5.0

        Nice fast speed black and white film.

        By Jim

        from Brantford Ontario

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Good Tonal Range
        • Scans Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

            Great black and white film and at a very affordable price. I would buy this film again.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great film

            By Kir

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                  Great film.

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  The middle of the road

                  By DuckDuckNINJA

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                  • Small Capacity

                  Best Uses

                  • General usage

                  Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                  Nothing ever suprises you with this film, it always yields the same boring results. It's not very smooth, but it's not very grainy either. It doesn't lend itself to high contrast nor low contrast. It just IS.

                  I use this film for general photography purposes. Works well pushed to 1600 in lowlight; very little, if any, change to the image quality: Still quite boring.

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice film

                  By anorth

                  from Australia

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Better than HP5 film
                  • Cheap film

                  Cons

                  • Hard to get

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                    similar to Ilford HP5 quality

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

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                    5.0

                    Great film at a great price

                    By John

                    from Fayetteville, AR

                    About Me Semi Pro

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Contrast
                    • Great Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                        This film offered wonderful quality and contrast, which was just what I needed it for.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for Experimenting

                        By Pumpkin Pieces

                        from Allendale, MI

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Value
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                            I bought this originally for my Experimental Black and White class due to it's affordability. I knew I was going to write on, burn, boil, and do other shenanigans with film so I figured this would be perfect. However, I also used this film outside of experimenting and got great results. Good detail in the shadows, the mid-tonal range is a little limited, but it gives a pretty cool effect and wasn't difficult to work around when enlarging. Also I found the exposure latitude to be excellent as the description said. I took two rolls with a peanut butter/cocoa smudged filter on the lens and the photos turned out pretty well. The film itself is thinner than the Kodak film I used for my beginner photo courses, so I had slightly shorter enlargement times.

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

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Film

                            By Benjamin

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tonal Range
                            • Scans Well

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Home
                            • Office
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                            This film is top quality. It is sold cheap so that people like me are able to shoot in B&W. I am an avid photographer and was looking for a sort of film that was cheap but reliable. This is it. It is easy to read/understand and the final product looks incredible. The images are sharp as can be and the contrast and everything else is great. I would recommend to anyone.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            beginner use

                            By shayshay

                            from maryville, tn

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                            this film seemed somewhat grainy when used to photograph people, but produced a good image when used on inanimate objects (i had a brick wall in one of my pictures and it came out very detailed.) Good deal for the price. I am only a beginning photographer, and this is the first film i've used, so i don't have much to compare it to.

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                            5.0

                            GREAT PRODUCT!

                            By T. Dark

                            from York, Pa

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear
                            • Timely

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • BW Photography

                              Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                              [...] But overall the film is fantastic. I have only used one other black and white film but this film is much better, it is clear and the quality is great :)

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                              5.0

                              Perfect product

                              By K. Stone

                              from Connecticut

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Economical
                              • High Quality

                              Cons

                              • Takes longer to develop

                              Best Uses

                              • Black and white photos

                              Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                              I use the Kentmere (400) 35mm-24 for my photography class and it has consistently impressed me time after time. It offers me high quality negatives and is very economical!

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                              5.0

                              Recommended

                              By MatthewS

                              from new york, new york

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                              Recommended

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                              4.0

                              Kentmere 35 mm 400 B&W Film

                              By Willie

                              from Cloudcroft, NM

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                              It's great film for a great price, not much more to add~but I'd recommend it to any other "die hard" (like me) that still uses 35mm!

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                              4.0

                              Great Beginner Film

                              By Photography Teacher Maine

                              from Portland, Maine

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                              I use this affordable film for teaching intro to black and white photography courses. It has a gritty grain, but nice variation in tone.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Amazing Film

                              By Josh

                              from Asheville, NC

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Very good quality film
                              • Very nice contrast

                              Cons

                              • NA

                              Best Uses

                              • Anything

                              Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                              I use this film in my photography class for college.
                              I have already developed a few rolls of the film and I have found the quality to be amazing. The contrast of black and white is very nice.

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                              5.0

                              This film is a great product.

                              By Skaterprunty

                              from Warrenton, MO

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Develops beautifully
                              • Easier to work with
                              • Very reasonable prices

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All 35 slr settings
                                • Photography Classes

                                Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                                The Kentmere Film is better than the Ilford that I used in my photography class last semester. I talked my classmates into buying Kentmere for this semester, and they are very pleased with the film.

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                                4.0

                                Decent film for the price

                                By bobby novatron

                                from Edmonton, Canada

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Acceptable grain
                                • Decent exposure latitude
                                • Easy to use
                                • reasonable price

                                Cons

                                • Somewhat muted tones

                                Best Uses

                                • Great for hobbyists
                                • Nice film 2 learn sunny16

                                Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                                Kentmere 400 is a good "value" B&W film. I use it constantly for trying out new techniques, or running test rolls through different vintage cameras.

                                It has a slightly muted tonal range compared to other films. Grain is noticeable, which could be desirable, depending on your style of photography.

                                It ain't no Tmax, but Kentmere definitely has its own personality.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome Student Grade Film

                                By the awesome samantha

                                from Lebanon, MO

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Great price
                                • Great Prints

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                                    Well firstly, the price was great. Perfect for me or any student trying to afford a photography studio class. The processing went very well and negatives produced great prints. I have nothing bad to say at all. I will buy this film again!

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    No Problemo!

                                    By Nickolai Volkov

                                    from Springfield, IL

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Does not bend when drying
                                    • Extremely easy to reel

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                                        My class was recommended to purchase this film by our professor for our college-level photography course.

                                        This particular film seemingly flows onto reels for development like butter!

                                        The low cost of this film allows us students to *afford* taking many pictures and getting more experience!

                                        I highly recommend Kentmere film--especially to high school and college students!!

                                        Share this review

                                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Solid Film

                                        By Jen

                                        from MA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Kentmere 400 ASA Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 24 Exposures):

                                        This product is definitely worth the money. If you aren't careful to keep your lens in focus, a touch off will make the negative grainy.

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