Kentmere was founded in 1906 in the British Lake District in the town of the same name and produced photographic papers . The photography branch of the company was acquired by Harman in 2007 and the production moved to the Ilford site in Mobberley , whereas Kentmere Packaging continues to produce carton board packaging in Kentmere. Within the Harman product catalogue, Kentmere is a value brand whereas Ilford targets midmarket customers.
Kentmere Pan 100 is a medium speed black-and-white film for situations with good light that offers relatively fine grain and a medium level of contrast. As a panchromatic film it is sensitive to the entire visible light spectrum. According to the manufacturer , it contains less silver than Ilford films and therefore is less versatile, probably meaning that it reacts not as good to pushing and pulling. The example photos were shot at the box speed of 100. The results are much to my liking and I can recommend this film, especially at the price point.