I have been meaning to try Kentmere film for absolutely ages.
I have read blogs and reviews where people have sung it’s praises comparing it to my beloved ilford HP5 at a bargain price.
I have had some 100 iso in the fridge for ages but recently I picked up some of the 400 so for the first roll I decided to rate it at box speed just to get a feel of the film.
My goto camera for testing 35mm is my Nikon F100 which meters very consistently so I can sort of compare film stocks, well at least to my eye anyway.
I processed it in ilfotecHC 1+15 dilution for 4 minutes 30 seconds as per massive dev app times and scanned with my old Epson v500.
The results were great I was very happy with how the film performed.
There was plenty of detail with pretty nice grain and the tonal range was very pleasing.
Considering it only costs £3.80 per roll from the most excellent Analogue Wonderland (link here : kentmere-400-film-35mm-b-w-iso-400)
Its extremely good value especially if it pushes well like I nearly always do with HP5.
I will try my next roll at 1600 to see it it holds up …
So here are all the frames … comments most welcome
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