ILFORD Kentmere Pan 400 - Film Review

Kentmere Pan 400
film index
Rating
Rated 3 out of 5
User Ratings
Rated 4.8 out of 5
TypeBW
Brand ILFORD
ISO400
Format35mm
Price
$ $ $
Contrast
+ + + + +
Latitude
+ + + + +
GrainFine - Coarse
+ + + + +

Kentmere 400 is a high speed Panchromatic black & white film suitable for a wide variety of photography.  It has mild contrast, subtle tones, and very good exposure latitude.  Due to its affordability and broad exposure latitude it is an ideal film stock for beginners.

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

User Reviews

Submit Review
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)
Excellent80%
Very good20%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Submit Your Review

Close

Great beginner/test film

Rated 4 out of 5
June 2, 2022

This film is noticeably higher grain and a bit lower quality than its Ilford counterparts, but I personally really enjoy the look it creates. I would highly recommend this if you’re just starting out, or if you’ve never tried black and white before.

Kyle Wright

A fantastic film to stock up on

Rated 5 out of 5
November 30, 2021

This film is cheap, flexible, and surprisingly yields extremely high image quality. I shot several rolls of Kentmere 400 pushed to 1600 with DDX and I was blown away by the results. I love this film because it encourages the shooter to go out and shoot. It’s so cheap and with that expendable mentality, it’s easy to just snap pictures of things you would not normally take pictures of. I could go on for days. But seriously, this film is cheap and yields high quality results. The only downside I have experienced while using this film is that there may be scratches on the film already or it scratches extremely easily. I don’t use kentmere 400 for anything serious but I would highly recommend using it for everything from portraits to city scapes and architectural photography. Street photography shooting is also a great choice with this film. Kentmere 400 yields medium contrast but sharp images when developed with ddx @ 1600

Tenmuter

Great snap shot film

Rated 5 out of 5
April 7, 2021

Love this film. Good price. I feel like it’s great for the day to day snap shots

Tamara Bot