We’re back with another film profile to help you decide which film is right for you.
In the past we’ve profiled two Kodak films that are still being produced today; the smooth-as-silk Kodak Ektar 100, and the invitingly warm Portra 400. These two films are great at what they do, and their operational latitude and universally available development process make either one a great choice for the newcomer or professional alike.
But what if you want to shoot a black-and-white film that’s similarly accessible? Though the options are few compared to the vast number of color films available, there does exist a handful of capable and user-friendly B&W films.
Today, we’ll take a look at one such offering from Kodak. Their BW400CN is a black-and-white film that can be developed using the same process as standard color negative film. That means it can be developed at any photo lab. And while BW400CN has been officially discontinued, there’s still enough of it around to sate the appetites of those who want it.
But, is it any good? Is BW400CN still relevant today, or was it discontinued for a reason?