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Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) USA

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Kodak T-Max 400 Professional film is a continuous-tone panchromatic black-and-white negative film. It is also useful for scientific and biomedical work, especially when fluorescence photography is required. It has high speed (ISO 400/27 in most developers), very high sharpness, extremely fine grain, and high resolving power; it allows a high degree of enlargement.

Kodak T-Grain Emulsion
Allows films with extremely fine grain to be made faster; high-speed films have finer grain; T-MAX Professional Films offer the best of both worlds: high speed and fine grain
Improved sharpness
Maintains subject detail in prints at higher degrees of magnification than conventional films
Expanded exposure latitude
Greater "forgiveness" with overexposure errors; quality prints from moderately under- or overexposed negatives; Better highlight separation
Improved reciprocity at long and short exposure times
Less compensation required than with conventional films
More responsive to zone-system development changes
Smaller time adjustments needed
Shorter push-processing development time -- no increase for 1-stop push, shorter 2-stop push-times than other films require
Type 35mm black and white negative film
Speed ISO 400
Applications For dimly lighted subjects or fast action; for extending flash distance range; and for photographing subjects that require good depth of field and fast shutter speeds with maximum image quality for the film speed
Process T-Max, T-Max RS, X-Tol, D-76, HC-110, Duraflo RT
Color Saturation Not applicable
Grain Fine
Sharpness High
Exposure Latitude Wide
Push/Pull Can be pushed 2-stops

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KodakTMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400)
 
4.8

(based on 160 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (105)
  • Reliable tonal range (98)
  • Sharp (89)
  • Accurate (86)
  • Scans well (50)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (12)
  • Tracks poorly in camera (3)

Best Uses

  • Photojournalism (78)
  • Travel (73)
  • Artwork (72)
  • Action shots (57)
  • Home (46)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (41), Semi-pro photographer (35), Casual photographer (27), Photography student (20), Pro photographer (17)
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We may not be in the glory days of black and white film photography, but some of the great films are still around. Back in the '60s, when we were shooting available...Read complete review

We may not be in the glory days of black and white film photography, but some of the great films are still around. Back in the '60s, when we were shooting available light, it was Tri-X or nothing. Sure, there was grain, but that was part of the charm, or so we thought at the time. Gradation and tonal scale were OK, but if you really wanted smooth, you went with something slower.

Fast-forward a few decades. For the last 15 years I've been teaching college photography classes, including an introductory black and white film class. Almost as soon as it became available, we settled on T-Max 400 as the film of choice for our students to use, and every time someone comes in with some other film, we just get more convinced that TMY should be it. In side-by-side comparisons, there just doesn't seem to be any better choice for 400 ISO film.

Over the years, we have standardized on D-76 diluted 1:1, at 70 deg F, for 11 minutes, with one inversion of the tank every 30 seconds. The only times we have had issues with grain or contrast have been when students get distracted and wander off the time or temperature. A minute of extra development, or 3 deg higher temperature will begin to yield more grain, and similar amounts under will start to kill the contrast. The lower contrast can generally be compensated in printing; the greater grain is pretty much there to stay. But when everything is right down the middle, the consistency and quality of images done with T-Max 400, in my opinion, can't be beat.

When I'm teaching students the art and science of black and white film, one thing I emphasize is controlling the variables so you can focus on getting exactly the image you want, in response to your inner vision. When we've been doing our own work for a long time, we tend to develop subliminal compensation mechanisms to get what we want--why not just go for high quality and absolute consistency, which is what I find I get with Kodak T-Max 400.

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Wrong film for application

Ordered BW400CN (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400)which was developed successfully by our local One Hour lab.

Ordered BW400CN (Chromogenic C-41) Print Film (ISO-400)which was developed successfully by our local One Hour lab.

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5.0

Sharp and high contrast film.

By Zoltan

from nyc

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Cons

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      Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

      One of the best BW choice for 35mm if you like high contrast and strong sharpness.

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      5.0

      Best multi purpose b&W film

      By Gui

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

      This is my favourite black and white film. Good contrast, beautiful grain. Can't go wrong with TMax.

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      5.0

      Great

      By Jab

      from Jersey city, NJ

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      Pros

      • Reliable Tonal Range
      • Scans Well
      • Sharp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

        The grain is fine and the tone range is great for indoor and outdoor use. Would buy again.

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        5.0

        Kodak T-Max Pro 400

        By Alex 'Alex'

        from Champaign, IL

        About Me Photography Student

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        Pros

        • Reliable Tonal Range
        • Scans Well
        • Sharp

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

            Hand-develop at home, shot on a Nikon F100. Wide tonal range and a surprisingly tight grain for a 400-speed film. No complaints aside from unpredictable price fluctuations - probably not good as a casual B&W film as a result. I can't comment on consistency as my development process and shooting technique adds a lot of variables.

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            5.0

            Wonderful film for Portraits

            By CarterTheHobbyGuy

            from Phoenix, Arizona

            About Me Photography Student

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            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Scans Well
            • Sharp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Artwork
              • Home
              • Office
              • Photojournalism
              • Sports Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

              I am currently using this film for Portraits as a student, and it's my go-to film while using a black and white filter, or for indoor/low light situations.
              So far my prints have turned out well, and I will be purchasing another roll soon.

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              5.0

              good film

              By kikynea

              from baltimore

              Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

              Canister opens easy

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              5.0

              Great reliable BW

              By David

              from Wilmington DE

              Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

              Can't go wrong with this film!

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              5.0

              Black and white film

              By Kayak Sue

              from massachusetts

              Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

              I purchased this film for a college class Photography I, using a film camera, developing and printing photos. I was happy to get my order very quickly and plan to order my paper from B&H.

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              5.0

              The Heart of the Matter

              By atwoodm

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Reliable Tonal Range

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photojournalism
                • Travel

                Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                Teaching a basics photography class, and still love the "new" TMAX T-grained film! Hard to find in stores, I know I can count on B&H keeping the darkroom stocked.

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                5.0

                Works great

                By L

                from Philadelphia, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                Great and cheaper than my local store

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                5.0

                Go to BW Film

                By Kyle G

                from LBI NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Sharp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Action Shots
                  • Artwork
                  • Sports Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                  My go to in my Nikonos and other 35mm for black and white film

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                  5.0

                  Great 400 ISO B&W film

                  By SET Man

                  from NYC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Reliable Tonal Range
                  • Scans Well
                  • Sharp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                      When is come to B&W films I'm mainly a Kodak guy. Beside Tri-X of which I love. I go with T-Max 400 when I want finer grain or when I want to push and still get good shadow detail.

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                      5.0

                      Keeping the culture of photography

                      By Ed Einstein

                      from Niagara Falls, NY

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                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Sharp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                        This is a rare find at a reasonable price. Now in the age were film is a memory of a generation. Being able to satisfy the needs of those few who still use film is why I'm so satisfied with B&H on this purchase.

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                        5.0

                        A great film for pushing!

                        By Izwiz2003

                        from Pa

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                        Pros

                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photojournalism

                          Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                          I used this in a Nikon F5 with a 50 1.8 at the birth of my first child. There very little available light to work with. This is the first film I have ever pushed but I am very pleased with the results. Even when this film is pushed to 1600 (2 stops) it has less grain than some cheap 800 speed films.

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                          5.0

                          A very good product

                          By Alexander

                          from Loveland,OH

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Consistent
                          • Reliable Tonal Range
                          • Scans Well
                          • Sharp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Action Shots
                            • Artwork
                            • Home
                            • Office
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Sports Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                            A very good film. Reliable.
                            Because I don't like using flash, this film is good for me.
                            This photo taken at night at windows.No flash.Pushed to 1600.

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                            5.0

                            My Standard B&W Film for 35mm

                            By DMC-365.blogspot.com

                            from Northern Virginia

                            Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                            I love this stuff. I ship mine to The Darkroom for processing, and am always happy with the results. Keeps my old film Leicas producing lovely images.

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                            5.0

                            getting back to film

                            By carp3di3m

                            from Washington DC

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                            • Scans Well
                            • Sharp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                              great bw 35mm film. Getting back to shoot film after shooting digital a while.

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                              5.0

                              Simply The Best

                              By RexP

                              from Oxford, CT

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Pushable
                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                              • Scans Well
                              • Sharp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Action Shots
                                • Artwork
                                • Photojournalism
                                • Sports Photography
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                                Kodak, once the proud institution of everything photographic,came up with a winner with the tabular grain technology. This is a very fine grain film with a beautiful palette of gray tones. It can be pushed to 800 EI with no change in developement time and with the demise of p3200, it can be pushed even farther with more than acceptable grain.

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this item again and again

                                By swatch momma

                                from Underhill, VT

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                                      Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                                      I just love the T-MAX film!

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                                      5.0

                                      T-Max

                                      By Rangefinder

                                      from Sunnyside, NY

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Reliable Tonal Range
                                      • Scans Well
                                      • Sharp

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Action Shots
                                        • Artwork
                                        • Photojournalism
                                        • Sports Photography
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Kodak TMY 135-36 Roll T-Max 400 B&W Print Film (ISO-400):

                                        Still shooting film? I'm a die-hard, and very pleased with the results from T-Max, either ASA 400 or 100. It prints really rich, like a classic b&w movie.

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