ILFORD Kentmere Pan 100 - Film Review

Kentmere Pan 100
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Kentmere 100 is relatively fine grain Panchromatic black & white film ideal for daylight Photography.  It has medium contrast, subtle tones, and very good exposure latitude.  Due to its affordability and broad exposure latitude it is an ideal film stock for beginners. Compared to Kentmere 400, it seems to have a little more contrast and punchier tones.

When metering for this film we highly recommend erring on over exposure by metering for the shadows.

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Great film for a great price

Rated 5 out of 5
December 9, 2021

I picked up this film with low expectations, but after shooting a roll and developing it, I was pleasantly surprised. With it being a 100 speed film, it has super sharp images and low grain. My only complaint, is that the shadows seem to lack some detail, but nothing too major.

Callan McLoudrey

An incredible and inexpensive film

Rated 5 out of 5
January 26, 2021

I first picked up this film to test a new camera, and after developing I found that the quality of the images was outstanding. I really like the results and the price is definitely an added plus.


Great affordable film for 35mm

Rated 5 out of 5
February 26, 2020

I’ve shot 3-4 rolls of Kentmere 100 and have been happy with the results. It can hold plenty of detail and is fairly forgiving. It’s biggest advantage is the price. It might not be quite as high quality as Ilford Hp5 or Kodak tri-x but it’s great cheap film for learning the craft without spending too much money.

Brack W