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

B&H # KOTMY36 Mfr # 8947947
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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 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (120)

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    (28)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (102)
  • Reliable tonal range (95)
  • Sharp (85)
  • Accurate (84)
  • Scans well (47)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Photojournalism (75)
  • Artwork (69)
  • Travel (69)
  • Action shots (55)
  • Home (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (40), Semi-pro photographer (35), Casual photographer (27), Photography student (18), Pro photographer (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (84)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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.

Reviewed by 149 customers

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5.0

Great 400 ISO B&W film

By SET Man

from NYC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

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

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      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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        • No

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        5.0

        A great film for pushing!

        By Izwiz2003

        from Pa

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        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

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          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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            • No

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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

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            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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              • No

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              5.0

              Simply The Best

              By RexP

              from Oxford, CT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              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

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

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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):

                      I just love the T-MAX film!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      T-Max

                      By Rangefinder

                      from Sunnyside, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        First time

                        By Toink

                        from Belvidere, IL

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                        • None That I Know Of

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Office
                        • Photojournalism

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

                        I took a b&w photography class and the teacher said we should get this film. No problem, got the order quickly, right film, excellent quality from my first roll! Only roll used so far. Great clarity, developed well, but still waiting for the class on printing. Haven't had a problem yet.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Kodak Film

                        By Galkita

                        from IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Photojournalism

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

                          I'm happy i can find this film at a good price. I bought and used it for a photography class, and was satisfied with the results.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          And more!

                          By Feras H.

                          from Kuwait

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Very Fine-grain

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Travel

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

                            Available light portraiture? TMY2

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I am always in need

                            By Turkeyleg

                            from Montgomery, Alabama

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Home
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Street

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

                              I am so glad I heard of B&H Photo supply. I am a student of Photography and am in constant need of products such as film and paper among other items. I am so glad that I can order my film and have it arrive as soon as possible. I get great customer service, and am very impressed with the site and how it is lad out and works. I will be buying all of my photography needs from B&H Photo from now on.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent film

                              By Taxi

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Action Shots
                                • For Small Apertures
                                • High Shutter Speed
                                • Photojournalism
                                • Sports Photography
                                • Travel

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

                                I use this as a first choice when I am unsure of the light levels and when I want very small apertures or high shutter speeds.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great film!

                                By SteveJ

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • 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 EXTREMELY fun to shoot without looking at a little screen on the back of your camera!!

                                  Not as good as 120 film, but... it's that gritty, grain "look" that all those iconic photos of the 1960's/70's have.

                                  If you love photo, you really owe it to yourself to shoot some of his film from time to time!!

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                                  5.0

                                  Kodak and T-Max what a team

                                  By bob

                                  from Woodbury NJ

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Push Process Very Good Gr
                                  • Reliable Tonal Range

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Action Shots
                                  • Home
                                  • Wildlife Action Shots

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

                                  Using T-max films with Kodak T-max developers produces consistent very good results. Even for the amateur vintage B&W photographer. At 400 film speed the grain is not bad. print enlarging gives good results. good for indoor use with out flash when pushed to 800, 1600 (2 stops)

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                                  5.0

                                  Super value!!!

                                  By mdsdkx

                                  from new mexico

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Action Shots
                                      • Artwork
                                      • Photojournalism
                                      • Travel

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

                                      Pro photo use digital and film for sw landscapes. Have no complaints with
                                      Kodak film!!!

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                                      4.0

                                      Best b&w film

                                      By Filmm

                                      from NY

                                      Verified Buyer

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

                                      Sharp and easier to develop.

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                                      4.0

                                      Standard Film, Amazing Price.

                                      By MotoPhoto14

                                      from West Hartford, CT

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Scratches Easily

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artwork
                                      • Photojournalism
                                      • Travel

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

                                      I am a photography major. My professor recommended using B&H for all our equipment due to reliability, price, and fast shipment time. This is the second time ordering form them and honestly I don't think I will be going anywhere else. The you can't find film anywhere else that's this cheap.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      best grain

                                      By Sang

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate
                                      • Consistent
                                      • Grain

                                      Cons

                                      • Don't Know Yet

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

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

                                      I use 35mm film camera for street photo. I love its natural grain. It's so different from digital ugly noise.

                                      T-Max400 B&W is the best 35mm film I ever used. Grain is absolutely beautiful.

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