*At the moment of course
Cheapest film I could find
Working at a photo lab has its perks. One of which, I get to see and found out about films I have never heard of. Thats when I discovered my favorite film. For around $40 I can buy 100ft of this film (usually around 19 rolls of 36) which comes out to roughly around $2 a roll. So what is this my new favorite film you ask? Kentmere 100.
One of my other favorite films is Kentmere 400 however the ONLY reason I like Kentmere 400 is simply because it is cheap film. But the Kentmere 100 I stumbled upon simply because my shop was out of Kentmere 400.
Wow $2 (or $3.95 if you do not bulk load) a roll.
Things I like
- Contrast is incredibly. Whites pop off the page.
- For being a slow film the grain is not absent! The grain is very much there, however it is perfect, just the right amount of grain.
- Its overall performance.
- Made by the great people over at a Harman Technology (Ilford).
- No one really knows about Kentmere, it's usually sold to schools.
- Last but not least the price!
Things I didn't really like
- Not seen as a "Professional Film"
- Thats about it
Tips and tricks
- My first time ever shooting this film I shot it at ISO 64 and developed it at its normal time (I will get into that later) and it came out amazing but I learned my favorite was shooting it at 80 and developing it normal!
- As far as developing I recommend doing it yourself it seems that most labs have no idea what times to develop it at! Here are my times!
- Prewash (68 degree sink water): 1:00
- Developer (Ilfosol 3): 5:00
- Stop Baths (Ilfostop): 1:00
- Fixer (Rapid Fix) : 6:00-7:00
Shot at 64
Shot at 80
Leave a comment if you have any questions!