Kodak T-MAX 400 - B&W 35mm Film
Now: £8.00 GBP
An excellent professional black and white 35mm film, Kodak's patented T-grain emulsion delivers impressive levels of detail in different - and difficult - lighting situations. It has also been optimised for high quality scanning and enlarging post-development - the ISO 400 variant is perfect for everyday use in a variety of light levels. Note: sometimes referred to as TMAX.
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Kodak - properly known as Kodak Eastman - was founded in America in 1888 and dominated the "Western" world of photography for the next 100 years, constantly in fierce rivalry with the Japanese Fuji. Similarly to Fuji the advent of digital photography at the turn of the century caused significant financial problems. A late attempt to win in the compact market was hit by the rise of mobile photography and bankruptcy followed in 2012. Fortunately the photography business has survived under the Kodak Alaris name - based in Hertfordshire, England - and they have delighted the analogue industry by pledging continued support for film production and the promise of bringing back old favourite emulsions.
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Sample shots (c) James Lourens
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Kodak T-MAX Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
T Max 400 is probably the best film I have used so far in my short, yet burgeoning affair with B&W film. The grain is fine and gives pin sharp images time after time. It also handles filters with ease, i used a yellow filter on my photo's and I was not disappointed. It's a very versatile film that I really enjoyed using. I can't wait to use it again.
Extremely fine grain. Finer than many 100 speed films I've tried. I love this as a day time street photography film as I much prefer my film to have a cleaner look. I know some people prefer certain films because they like the grain and the obvious character, but that's not for me usually. I like my film to be clean and crisp, and T-Max 400 does an excellent job of that. The pictures look so crisp you could take a bite out of them. I think Tri-X 400 is a little more forgiving with exposure, but overall I think T-Max is hard to beat. I much prefer it for the beautiful clean images you can get out of it. And of course, with such clean images creating larger prints and scans is not a problem at all.
When it comes to fast B&W, I typically use Tri-X for all the usual reasons. TMAX 400, however, is also rapidly becoming a favourite of mine as it seems to produce slightly less bold and smoother images. That's not to say it is better than Tri-X, but it depends on what look you seek, and perhaps what lighting you intend to use it in. I used it very recently for a party at night in a house where the only light was spot lighting and "party effect lighting". I pushed it to EI800 and developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X for 11 minutes and got very pleasing results (samples attached).
The TMAX films people always say look like digital conversions, and that might be true in many situations, but I have found that pushed one stop, that is not so much the case.
I've rated it at 4 stars simply because I have not used it enough really test its boundaries, and I suspect its dependancy might not be equal to Tri-X, but on the other hand, I think I will use it more when I want photos that have a smoother less dramatic effect.
With spot-on exposure the results are great, but if some areas get a bit underexposed - this film gets quite grainy surprisingly quickly. Also, It seems to have very limited exposure latitude even for a B&W film and the sky gets easily washed out if you don't use at least a yellow filter. Despite (or thanks to) all these little challenges - when you get it right the results are very pleasant.
I love the sharp detailed images and TMax is quite forgiving when it comes to developing.
I am a big fan of Kodak T-Max 400 film. I especially enjoy the 35mm TMax and just hope the price of film doesn’t keep increasing at the rate it has been doing. (The price of TMax 400 film today is 50-60% more than when I was buying it 3-5yrs ago).
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