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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan-Peter View Post
    Hi, ToddB;

    yes, I have exposed and developed one Kentmere 100 in Ilford ID 11, 1+3. It is a fine film! However, it is no super fine grain film as TMax 100 or Delta 100 - rather one of the "old type" films as Ilford FP4 - but very sharp and a wide range of lights and shadows.

    Summing up: It is a very good and a reliable budget film for every days photography without spcific distortions as e.g. the Polypan that has a high amount of halation.


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    Yes I agree. With the Kentmere 400 and the Ilford developer gives a nice negative. I enlarged a few to 11x14 for display purposes with no regrets. Always a good everyday film.

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    The 400 is comparable with Forma 400 but the Kentmere has Ilford quality control, the Forma is ok today though has Been quaint in past.

    If you ignore the price differences

    delta 400 - has grain and scale like FP
    HP - has more grain but wider scale
    Kent - has grain like HP scale like FP

    approximately

    Michael Angelo will have had more than one paint brush

    note I like the grain but gbag a 100 ISO cassette just on case the UFO might be the sun sometimes even PanF!

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    Kentmere 100 is excellent in Xtol 1+2.
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    K100 has been my go-to film for the last few months. I've been developing it in Caffenol with good results.
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    Kentmere 400 is prone to fogging in especially Rodinal, but also some other developers. Best results I have had was in HC-110. I can't help but feel that for every good shot I got on K 400, I had wished it rather was on HP5+ or TriX.

    The Kentmere 100 I've shot have been good for the price. Because it is so cheap as a bulk roll, I use it for testing cameras, lenses, developers etc. It doesn't fog the same as the 400.

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    Dear Dorff,

    I do not understand your meaning 'prone to fogging' ? do you mean chemical fog ?

    Anyway its not relevant, without wishing to appear rude in any way, have you had it checked out ( by us ? ) since fogging is not usually something that is 'inherent' in a film....any film, unless it is fogged post manufacture .

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :

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    True enough. I've never had a film in my life that just decided to fog for no reason. I don't imagine film is made on purpose with a built-in fog.

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    I see a comment comparing Kentmere 400 with Foma 400. I have tried Foma and found it wanting - grain was much too large to suit me (35mm). How does the grain in Kentmere compare? Thanks,

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    well grain is subjective the Kentmere is about the same as HP5 the Forma more intrusive.

    But I use Rodinal or ID68 as necessary to contain.

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    I've found Kentmere 100 and 400 a decent film, at least developed in D 76 1 to 1. Haven't tried it in other soups.

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