Kodak T-MAX P3200 - B&W 35mm Film
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An excellent black and white professional 35mm film, Kodak T-MAX 3200 film is perfect for low-light situations. Kodak won the hearts of film photographers worldwide when they reintroduced this emulsion as P3200 in 2018. Their patented T-grain emulsion delivers impressive levels of detail in different — and difficult — lighting situations, especially impressive when rated at 3200. It has also been optimised for high-quality scanning and enlarging post-development, so your photos will live in print and on screen in the highest possible quality. Go hunting in the dark, and enjoy the results! This ISO 3200 film is sometimes referred to as TMAX P3200.
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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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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 3200 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
This film might be my favourite. Perfect to have stashed away for when you only have evenings to photograph in and the nights are coming in early. I keep a MjuII loaded with this film (Mju-II's ISO automatically goes to 3200, so no push/pulling required either) and it is a total dream pair. Nice fine grain (although don't forget what you're doing, there will still be lots of that grain) and with inky blacks.
I tried this out as I'd bought some when Analogue Wonderland were selling it for around a fiver. At that price, I'd certainly be happy to buy more, but I'm not so keen on it as at full price.
It's fast - 3200 ISO - and comes with all the grain you'd expect from that. It's very contrast too, though again that is a feature and not a bug.
It's forgiving, in the sense that you can shoot more or less at night, but you'll really want to stick with simple images for anything remotely useful.
I did find (apparently this is common in these Kodak emulsions) that it needed a lot longer in the fix bath than was recommended. I checked it after developing and it looked fine, but when I came to scan, the next day, it had a very visible purple tint. The scans were fine, but I have since refixed and washed (leaving the negatives under the light did clear the purple, but they still had colouring from the improper fix).
Just a thing to be aware of.
I used my first row of this film back at Christmas and have only recently developed it. Despite using the DF96 monobath (which was not designed to develop this film perfectly) the results are amazing, I could capture the best moments of the holiday and got some great memories becasue of this film. I have two more rolls ready to go. the shot below was shot at 1600 speed.
I can't say that this is the most forgiving film ever however, very dark areas have lost some detail but it is quite a contrasty film so is to be expected.
Wanted to shoot this indoors but ended up using it in bright sunlight. Very grainy and contrasty which I am a big fan of. From the few pics I shot indoors it looks really nice in subdued light.
Versatile, fast film with attractive grain. Great in low light, but pleasant in the day as well, with the speed making zone focusing very easy. As such, it works great for street photography. As compared to Ilford Delta 3200, this film seems to have finer grain but higher contrast, so it's nice to have such diversity in rendering at 3200 speed. The grain is reminiscent of old school monochrome emulsions, even though this film is based on modern T-grain technology; the effective push from 800 likely contributes to this.