have announced the availability in the UK of the new award-winning Kodak Professional
BW400CN film, the latest versatile addition to their professional film portfolio.
Designed to be processed in C-41 colour negative chemistry, this multi-purpose,
black-and-white chromogenic film was recently voted "Best Film in Europe
2004" by The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The TIPA judging
panel issued the following statement about its choice: "With the introduction
of the BW 400CN black-and-white film, Kodak has shown its continued commitment
to film. The outstanding image quality and the very convenient CN-processing
makes this the black-and-white film of choice for photographers who are looking
for the artistic value of black-and-white photography."
New Kodak Professional BW400CN film provides extremely fine grain, outstanding
highlight and shadow detail, and a smooth neutral tone scale and will be available
in 35mm and 120 format. The film's multi-purpose characteristics will make it
the natural choice for chromogenic photography and from now on, it will replace
both Kodak Professional T400CN and Kodak Professional Portra 400BW films.
"This new film will meet a multitude of creative needs for photographers
who like the style of black-and-white photography plus the convenience of printing
on colour paper," said Clare Bruce, Kodak Professional Product Manager.
"This latest introduction also reinforces Kodak's commitment to film and
to meeting the future creative, business and workflow needs of professional
and amateur photographers."
Kodak have also announced that improved Kodak Professional Portra 800 film is
now available. A key member of the Portra colour negative film portfolio, improvements
include finer grain for smooth enlargements and increased latitude for under-exposure.
Ideal for low light or for capturing images with motion, this high speed film
delivers superior images time and time again.