Great beginner/test film
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.
A fantastic film to stock up on
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
Great snap shot film
Love this film. Good price. I feel like it’s great for the day to day snap shots