Recently I looked at Kentmere Pan 400 made by HARMAN/ILFORD in the UK. I showed 5 Frames shot at box speed with my Leica M6 and 35mm f/2.4 Summarit-M. I was very pleasantly pleased with the prints I made from this film. How about rating the film for a higher EI (aka underexposing it and […]
Tag: Kentmere Pan 400
5 Frames… At Helmshore Textile Mill with Kentmere Pan 400 on a Leica 35mm f/2.4 Summarit-M and Leica M6
I was looking into the story of how Kentmere Pan 400 came to be made by HARMAN/ILFORD in the UK. Fotoimpex who own ADOX, a well established film manufacturing company in Europe, asked HARMAN to make a film that they could sell to replace the Afga APX400 film after the Agfa factory closed. The formula […]
5 Frames… Walking my neighbourhood with the Nikon S3 (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Kentmere 400)
With changed living and working arrangements I have found myself walking the streets of my neighbourhood a lot more regularly than I usually would. All of a sudden, the streets of Holland Park, Greenslopes, Tarragindi and Mt, Gravatt on the suburban Southside of Brisbane, Australia are seeing a lot more of me. I always try […]
5 Frames… Building a cabin in Texas on Kentmere 400 (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Canon EOS A2)
I returned to film photography in 2017 after more than a decade long break. My gear is a mixture of Mamiya (6×6, 6×4.5) and Canon (35mm). My partner, who shoots digital today, used this Canon EOS A2 as his primary camera from the mid-1990s until 2006. After I had spent a year focused on technique […]
5 Frames… At an art class on Kentmere 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Zeiss Contaflex)
I’ve been shooting film for over 50 years, in the last few years mainly with medium format (Mamiya, Fuji and Hasselblad primarily) but still actively shooting 35mm with a broad range of cameras. Aside from my Leicas (M3 and IIIc) and a few others that I’ve purchased over the years, most of what I shoot […]
An on-the-cheap private investigation into European BW films: ORWO or Kentmere, to be or not to be?
The whole idea behind this article started as I was looking into finding a “daily” use black and white film, on the cheap, so that I could bulk roll my own. As I’m from Europe (Romania, just one sharp right away from the Black Sea), I first looked into Foma Bohemia films, which are quite […]
5 Frames… In Casablanca and Rabat with Kentmere 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Canon EOS 100)
Having been into film photography for a little over a year, I saw visiting my sister in Morocco as the perfect opportunity to take some pictures in a different environment from the rainy streets of Leeds. This particular roll was shot in Casablanca and Rabat (there’s even a picture of my Dad on the train […]
5 Frames… With Kentmere 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Canon 7)
At the beginning of my experiments with black and white film, I tried almost all modern (and available) films from different manufacturers. It was great fun to try different combinations of films and developers, a lot of experience but over the time I became to realize that if you want to have a stable result, […]
A Day in the Life: London Street Photography with the Leica M6
This article is part diary, part camera review, part lens review, and part film review, all based around my average day-to-day exploits as a film-based street photographer and photojournalist in London.
5 Frames… With Kentmere 400 in the HARMAN REUSABLE CAMERA (EI 400 / 35mm format)
Receiving the ILFORD newsletter about the HARMAN REUSABLE CAMERA really threw me off guard. I thought to myself, “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this???”. I’ve run FilmFolk Philippines close to five wonderful years now and there really is a hole in an emerging market such as ours. The interest in film photography amongst the youth […]
The Honesty in film photography
After some recent discussions with my peers, I’ve started to feel that “honesty” is an underrated quality in many genres of photography. I’ve given the topic a lot of thought, in order to take some personal steps to ensure my integrity, especially when it comes to what is shown in my images. When it comes […]
5 Frames… With Kentmere 400 (EI 800 / 35mm format / Nikon F4S)
“I thought it was color!”
That was what my friend Adele texted me when she saw the scans I’d sent. I can understand her surprise.
Film photography in album cover design
I discovered my love of film photography by accident. Being a collector, I have always frequented thrift stores for anything I could find of interest.
5 Frames… With Kentmere 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Fujifilm Discovery 90)
“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Making a living as a photographer requires me to have professional digital equipment. Still, everyone around me knows about my passion for film.
5 Frames… With Kentmere 400 (EI 1600 / 35mm format / Leica M4)
I shot this roll during a visit to Hull in the United Kingdom.
EMULSIVE interview #126: I am Lilly Schwartz and this is why I shoot film
It’s a pleasure to be able to bring you Lilly Schwartz or @blaurebell, as she’s know on Twitter for today’s interview. Lilly is a true film photography hero.