Kodak T-MAX 400 - 120 Film
Our Price: £9.00 GBP100435
An excellent professional black and white film, Kodak's patented T-grain emulsion coated on its medium format base 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
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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 120 B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Great black and white film! At 400 ISO the film has a wide dynamic range perfect for pushing and pulling the negatives. Beautiful fine grain.
I've been a long term HP5 user and still am but I wanted to see just how smooth a result I could get with low-light portraits...well this answered my question, it is sublime ( exposed at 400 and dev in ID-11) sharp as a tack and very forgiving of odd lighting, sometimes my gear is to blame (1969 Hasselblad) ie a non T* coated lens but This film seems to minimise what the HP5 maximises
Highly recommended .......here's a quick grab shot out my back door!
Pull it to EI 200 for maximum shadow detail and smooth tonality? Sure. Shoot it at box speed for increadible sharpness and punchy contrast? Totally. Nudge it to EI 1000-1600 for a more pronounced grain and beautifully luminous highlights? Absolutely. Push as far as EI 3200 while still keeping grain and contrast in relative check? You bet. Like I said, this is a film that can do just about anything. It's often in the shade of its more famous Tri-X cousin but I think it's at least as versatile!
Give it a go in Kodak Xtol, the developer that is just as versatile as this film.
My first time using any of Kodak's T'Max films and the one I shoot with first was T'Max400.
Many, many years ago I shot a lot of black and white and primarily used Ilford FP4 due to its fine grain at 100asa.
I preferred this over faster films that came with more grain so I was very pleasantly surprised when the results came back after shooting a role of T'Max400. Very fine grain and perfect contrast (to my mind at any rate).
I shot a test roll both indoors and out and under varying light conditions and used the 'sunny 16' rule for metering. All but one of my photographs came back perfectly exposed and the one that didn't was, I estimate, no more than 1 /2 stops over exposed and recoverable had I needed to in post. Not that I am some type of photographic 'wonderchild' more that it shows the flexable, and forgiving, exposure latitude this film has.
Use this film and the 'sunny 16' rule with absolute confidence. I certainly will be.
My next test roll will be T'Max100. I look forward to seeing the results from this and to compare with the 400.
I would usually opt for HP5 for a 400 speed black and white stock, but on recommendation, I was told to give this a try. In direct comparison I found it to be lack a bit of latitude, contrast and character overall. I also strangely found the film itself to be incredibly fragile in comparison to ilford.
It’s certainly nowhere near being bad by any stretch, it certainly left me wanting compared to my experience with HP5, Delta or even xp2 with the underwhelming end result.