Kodak Discontinues BW400CN Film

Kodak has discontinued BW400CN film effective August 14, 2014. Billed as "The world's finest-grained chromogenic film" it used the C-41 processing for black and white photography. If you're a fan, you can still find some BW400CN film at B&H, Adorama and Amazon.

Due to a steady decline in sales and customer usage, Kodak Alaris is discontinuing KODAK PROFESSIONAL BW400CN Film. Product should continue to be available in the market for up to six months, depending on demand.

We empathize with the Pro photographers and consumers who use and love this film, but given the significant minimum order quantity necessary to coat more product combined with the very small customer demand, it is a decision we have to make.

The world's finest-grained chromogenic film.

The truth doesn’t have to be difficult. Just ask Tanja Lippert. She trusts KODAK PROFESSIONAL BW400CN Film to give her all the impact and elegance of black and white—with the undeniable convenience of C-41 processing. The finest-grained chromogenic film in the world, BW400CN delivers smooth, neutral tones with amazing highlight and shadow detail—even when it’s enlarged.

  • World’s finest-grained chromogenic film
  • Incredibly sharp
  • Convenience of C-41 processing
  • Smooth, neutral tones with great highlight and shadow detail

BW400CN Film.
Seeing is believing.

In related news, Ilford confirms XP2 isn't going anywhere!

20th August 2014

ILFORD XP2 SUPER a confirmed stayer!

ILFORD PHOTO confirm no plans to discontinue XP2 SUPER Film

Following the recent announcement that Kodak Alaris is discontinuing KODAK PROFESSIONAL BW400CN Film ILFORD PHOTO can confirm that there are no plans to discontinue ILFORD XP2 SUPER. This product continues to be in free supply throughout the world from ILFORD PHOTO Distributors and Photographic Retailers, and is available in 35mm and 120 formats as well as a 35mm Single Use Camera. ILFORD XP2 SUPER product packs. Available in 35mm and 120 formats.ILFORD XP2 SUPER Single Use Camera with Flash for C41 Process

ILFORD XP2 SUPER is an ISO 400/27º sharp, fine grain, black and white professional film for excellent print quality and C41 processing convenience.

ILFORD XP2 Super is a C41 process Black and White film that works in a similar way to Kodak BW400CN. XP2 Super film produces extremely sharp crisp images with super-fine grain characteristics. The very wide exposure latitude makes it easy to expose even under challenging conditions. XP2 SUPER can be used as EI 50 – 800 ASA with no adjustment to the process, making it an extremely versatile film. Because XP2 Super is a dye based negative image it is ideally suited to scanning applications and fully compatible with digital ICE technologies.


  • Can be processed in C41 chemistry available in most colour labs.
  • Extremely sharp images with low grain.
  • Wide exposure latitude without the need for process adjustment.
  • Coated on traditional B&W film base without orange mask, so easy to print in the darkroom.
  • Easy to print on colour digital minilabs using monochrome settings or channels.
  • Produces high quality film scans for use in digital imaging applications.
  • Compatible with digital ICE.
  • Available in 35mm and 120 formats, and 35mm Single Use Cameras

HARMAN technology Limited, the company behind ILFORD PHOTO are committed to continuing support to analogue photographers and printers. Steven Brierley, Director of Sales and Marketing, stated, “Our business is all about providing the best quality black and white products to support analogue photographic users worldwide. XP2 Super is a key element of our product range. As such we can confirm that it will continue to be available for the foreseeable future.”

For further details about ILFORD XP2 SUPER and available formats visit the product page at: http://goo.gl/v5FFO