The Film Pharmacist : Kentmere 400

Catalog Number : 025
Reviewed By : Akshay Bhoan
Film Name : Kentmere 400
Format : 120 / 135 / Instant : 135
Speed (ISO) : 400
Color / Slide / BW : BW
Processing (C41 / E6 / BW) : BW
Color Exaggeration (R/G/B) : None
Availability (In Production / Back Stock / Discontinued) : This film is readily available, in single or bulk rolls.
Contrast : Low
Uniformity (High, Mid, Low) : Mid
Personal Comments : Neelabh Tiwari very generously sent me 2 rolls of Kentmere to try out. And they were just sitting around for a really long time in the fridge. Finally I shot them and to my surprise, they look great. Now for those of you who want to know where is this film coming from, Kentmere is owned by Ilford. As for the result, I found the film to be very flat. If you would compare it to Ilford or Kodak BW films, you’d find it to have lower contrast and more tonal gradation. But what I noticed is that Tmax and Ilford films tend to hold the tones better when pushed, whereas this film tends to eat up detail and make them a lot more contrasty.

Samples : All samples are 400 ISO Kentmere Pushed to 1600

Kent_1

Kent_2

Kent_3

Kent_4

Kent_5
Now I don’t usually post edited images in Film Pharmacist cause its important to see the unedited tones for the film. But thought I should show you that loss to tones in Push Process is not such a bad thing with this film.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s