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Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100')

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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 (100')
  • 100' of Film
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    Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100')
     
    4.4

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tonal range (6)
    • Accurate (5)
    • Consistent (5)
    • Scans well (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photojournalism (7)
      • Artwork (6)
      • Travel (5)
      • Action shots (4)
      • Home (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Been very pleased

      First of all, I'm scanning my negatives rather than enlarging, so I'm not sure how well they enlarge, but they look really nice out of the scanner. They're a bit gritty, but...Read complete review

      First of all, I'm scanning my negatives rather than enlarging, so I'm not sure how well they enlarge, but they look really nice out of the scanner. They're a bit gritty, but great for what I'm doing. Nice texture you just want to reach out and touch when printed.

      I have used this, Tmax, and Tri-x. For whatever reason, the Kodak films aren't drying flat for me. They have a pretty strong curl I've not been able to flatten with heavy books on top, etc.. Kentmere dries nice and flat which helps when scanning. I've also not tried pushing or pulling, so I can't speak to that. I seem to be getting enough contrast for my needs; the rest I take care of in Photoshop with not much loss of quality. Maybe others can speak to contrast from an analog enlarging point of view. I've bought 5 or 6 of these 100 foot rolls, and for the price, I've been extremely pleased. I'm scanning at 9600 dpi, and love the grit. If you're looking for a creamier 400 ISO, this might not be for you, but if you like texture without excessive grain, you might be quite pleased.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great for that gritty look

      I ordered two 100' rolls of this stuff earlier this year, and have just finished up both. I really wanted to love it, knowing that it was so inexpensive, and parts of...Read complete review

      I ordered two 100' rolls of this stuff earlier this year, and have just finished up both. I really wanted to love it, knowing that it was so inexpensive, and parts of me do. Overall though i'd have to say I probably won't be coming back to it anytime soon. Grain seems pretty excessive, almost to the point where 11x14 prints are unprintable. I've tried D-76, HC-110 and Tri-x developers at least a few times each, plus some Ilford chemistry at a friends lab. Every time results came out decent looking. Not horrible, but i could definitely tell just by looking at the negs what i was shooting. Negatives seem pretty thin, and the blacks really lack the punch that I like with hp-5. Overall the consistency was good, even once or twice when massively overdevelping a roll for kicks. (HC-110 1:1 for 6 mins @ 72') I still had printable results. Overall, I see it as a great practice film, but whenever I have some negs that I really like, I can't help having that sinking feeling that they would have been better on something else. The price is great, the results, eh. I think I'll grow up and shoot for quality results, not for quantity of frames.

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      5.0

      Great for high school film classes!

      By TeachPhoto

      from Maryland

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tonal Range

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

        I have gone through 80 boxes of this film during the current school year. It's incredible for the price. Many schools are squeezed in terms of budget so while I love Kodak, at half the cost I was forced to try the Kentmere. My students can not tell the difference and I've seen great results with this film. I would shoot it in my own cameras. Absolutely love this film. It was a life-saver for our HS program.

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        5.0

        Worth the money

        By Q-loop

        from Hong Kong

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork

            Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

            This film produces an old grey tone in my opinion. It is very different from Tmax. I like this tone personally. I am happy with this product. But stay away Kalt re-Usable 35mm film camister which is really poor quality.

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            5.0

            Good Value

            By Oldgrumpbear

            from KY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                god basic film. Dries flat

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I like it, Better than expected Price

                By apepper

                from Easley, SC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Consistent
                • Good Tonal Range
                • Scans Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                  Just walked outside and went thru a roll then developed. Nikon N80, 24-85 3.5 AFS ED lens, Kodak HC-110 1:50 at 8 minutes/68 F. Looks good to me. I will try to include a scanned image of my quick test. Good shadow detail, not too grainy, tones are good.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very nice film for the price

                  By Forty-two

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tonal Range
                  • Scans Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Action Shots
                    • Home
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Sports Photography
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                    I've only shot a few rolls of this film using toy and pinhole cameras, but I've been impressed with the sharpness and tonality. It seems a little grainy when processed in Ilfosol (1:14 mix), but I like the image quality. Overall, this film reminds me a great deal of old-style Tri-X, my favorite film "back in the day". I'll definitely be buying more Kentmere soon!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Film

                    By Tyler

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tonal Range
                    • Reproduces Well
                    • Scans Well
                    • Widely Compatible

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't do well in D-76

                    Best Uses

                    • Action Shots
                    • Artwork
                    • Photojournalism

                    Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                    The film dries flat, so it scans well. It is very grainy and contrasty in D-76 using Kentmere's guidelines, but does well in Rodinal. It has very good tonal range and is fairly fine-grained for a traditional 400 speed film when developed in Rodinal. I highly recommend this film. Considering the price and the qualities, it is very good.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Been very pleased

                    By Mikey

                    from NY, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Dries Flat
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                      First of all, I'm scanning my negatives rather than enlarging, so I'm not sure how well they enlarge, but they look really nice out of the scanner. They're a bit gritty, but great for what I'm doing. Nice texture you just want to reach out and touch when printed.

                      I have used this, Tmax, and Tri-x. For whatever reason, the Kodak films aren't drying flat for me. They have a pretty strong curl I've not been able to flatten with heavy books on top, etc.. Kentmere dries nice and flat which helps when scanning. I've also not tried pushing or pulling, so I can't speak to that. I seem to be getting enough contrast for my needs; the rest I take care of in Photoshop with not much loss of quality. Maybe others can speak to contrast from an analog enlarging point of view. I've bought 5 or 6 of these 100 foot rolls, and for the price, I've been extremely pleased. I'm scanning at 9600 dpi, and love the grit. If you're looking for a creamier 400 ISO, this might not be for you, but if you like texture without excessive grain, you might be quite pleased.

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                      4.0

                      Great stuff

                      By Drew

                      from nyc

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                      For the money, I can't beat it...however, the push characteristics are nowhere near as good as tri-x.

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                      3.0

                      Not bad, sufficient film

                      By whip the whap

                      from pittsburgh, pa

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Widely Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Photojournalism

                        Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                        Not a bad film, made by ilford. However, if you have a major project, I would recommend the ilford lines. Not bad at all for classes.

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                        3.0

                        Great for that gritty look

                        By Matt

                        from Chicago, Il

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tonal Range

                        Cons

                        • Grainy
                        • ISO Incorrect

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Practice
                        • Street

                        Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                        I ordered two 100' rolls of this stuff earlier this year, and have just finished up both. I really wanted to love it, knowing that it was so inexpensive, and parts of me do. Overall though i'd have to say I probably won't be coming back to it anytime soon. Grain seems pretty excessive, almost to the point where 11x14 prints are unprintable. I've tried D-76, HC-110 and Tri-x developers at least a few times each, plus some Ilford chemistry at a friends lab. Every time results came out decent looking. Not horrible, but i could definitely tell just by looking at the negs what i was shooting. Negatives seem pretty thin, and the blacks really lack the punch that I like with hp-5. Overall the consistency was good, even once or twice when massively overdevelping a roll for kicks. (HC-110 1:1 for 6 mins @ 72') I still had printable results. Overall, I see it as a great practice film, but whenever I have some negs that I really like, I can't help having that sinking feeling that they would have been better on something else. The price is great, the results, eh. I think I'll grow up and shoot for quality results, not for quantity of frames.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good film... Low cost

                        By Cl

                        from Illinois

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tonal Range
                        • Scans Well

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Office

                          Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                          Good grain pattern scans well

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          " just as good as expensive brands"

                          By rach

                          from keene, NH

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Action Shots
                            • Artwork
                            • Home
                            • Office
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Sports Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kentmere 35mm Black and White ISO 400 Negative (Print) Film (100'):

                            I don't seem to notice any difference in quality then the more expensive film, overall great buy.

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