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Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets) USA

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Product Highlights
  • Sharper Than Original T-Max 400
  • Improved Grain

Kodak has improved on an already good product. They have maintained T-Max 400 Professional Film as a continuous-tone panchromatic black-and-white negative film but "bumped up" the caliber of the grain as well as enhanced the sharpness.

This film 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.

Note! Visually, you can differentiate "new" TMAX-400 from "old" TMAX-400 by the newer style packaging

Improvements in T-Max 400

Kodak has incorporated a UV barrier into the new 35mm films to prevent inadvertent backside static exposure
Some slight adjustments in development time required
New packaging
The backside of the film is darker, and more blue/black when viewed prior to processing
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
Type 4x5" 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 1
Please Note:

Kodak does not recommend using more dilute solutions of these developers. Dilute developers require longer development times.

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Color Saturation Not Applicable
Grain Very fine
Sharpness Very sharp
Exposure Latitude Wide
Push/Pull Can be pushed 2-stops
Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets)
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    KodakTMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets)
     
    4.9

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent (13)
    • Reliable tonal range (13)
    • Scans well (13)
    • Sharp (13)
    • Accurate (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork (7)
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      4.0

      Great Product

      By B&W Beginner

      from Michigan

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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            Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

            I needed this for a class project, I like that the film is packed in separate bags, although I wish it was in the black bags. This is the cheapest I found this item too.

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            5.0

            Great fast film!

            By RedpillFTW

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                I shoot tmax 400 when I need a bit more speed. It has a really nice grain structure and really has some good latitude. It develops nicely. You really can't go wrong. I have had no problems and you shouldn't either if you have a good developing technique.

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                5.0

                TMAX 400, 4x5

                By Sarah

                from Montclair, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                    TMAX 400 has been my B&W film choice for 15 years. I adore the grain and the contrast it provides. I shoot stills (flowers are my favorite subject!) as well as weddings and portraits. I'd love it if they made a TMAX 800, as would certainly help with the weddings and portraits - but that's just a small wish - I'm very happy with this product.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By Sam

                    from Carbondale, il

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork

                      Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                      A great film. lets just hope Kodak doesn't stop making it!

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                      5.0

                      The best in it's class.

                      By museum photog

                      from providence, RI

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fine grain
                      • Reliable Tonal Range
                      • Scans Well
                      • Sharp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Architectural photography
                        • Urban landscape

                        Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                        I use this film for architectural and fine art photography. It has the finest grain of any 400 speed film available, in fact it rivals some slower speed films in this regard. This film also has a beautifully long tonal scale, it is very difficult to block up highlights on TMY, especially when developed with a pyro based developer. It is an excellent choice for non-silver printing, but it excels for traditional enlargement on silver paper as well. It scans well. T-Max 400, like all Kodak products, benefits from Kodak's legendary quality control, which is still the industry standard.
                        For what I do I don't find any faults with this film.

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                        5.0

                        Quarky but worth the risk

                        By Bdub

                        from Olathe, KS

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                        • Scans Well
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                            Touchy development times but well worth it when done correctly

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                            5.0

                            A great film that I will continue to buy

                            By sma

                            from Springfield, Il

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable Tonal Range

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork

                              Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                              This film is great I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

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                              5.0

                              Works like a charm!

                              By Penumbra

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                  This is a great, stable film and it works as expected.

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                                  5.0

                                  TMAX 400

                                  By Jim the Runner

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Scratches Easily

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork

                                  Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                  I'm a photography student and got this film to shoot with the a 4x5 large format camera. I like the quality of the pictures, the detail you can get from it you obviously can't get it from a 35mm.
                                  It comes in a great package (2 packages of 25 each) with two cardboards holding the film in addition to the package so that they are really covered in case of exposure.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great

                                  By Jim the Runner

                                  from Detroit, Mi

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate
                                  • Consistent
                                  • Reliable Tonal Range
                                  • Sharp

                                  Cons

                                  • Scratches Easily

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Home
                                  • Office
                                  • Photojournalism

                                  Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                  My film came fast and was in excellent condition and works great! thanks B&. I would highly recommend anyone shooting 4x5 film buy this type.

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                                  5.0

                                  Kodak hit a home run!

                                  By none to my face

                                  from Nashville, Tn.

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Action Shots
                                    • Artwork
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                    Traditionally I used 400 speed black and white film for two reasons. One, it handling of high contrast situations, such as shooting at night or full sun. Two, the extra film speed. The down side has always been increased grain over the slower films.

                                    After shooting the new Tmax 400, I am beginning to rethink 400 speed film. It's grain is near that of traditional 100 speed films, I have used in the past.

                                    This is a great film!

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                                    5.0

                                    excellent film

                                    By sparkle

                                    from Minneapolis, mn

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Almost grainless as tmx
                                    • Consistent
                                    • Scans Well
                                    • Sharp

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                        As a long confirmed tmx100 4x5 film user I stayed away from this film and used txp instead. But the new version of tmy is really much improved. I shoot it at 250 ISO, under-develop, and see a very sharp almost grain free neg.comparing very well to the slower tmx100.

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                                        5.0

                                        The Best B&W Film out there

                                        By J

                                        from Los Angeles

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artwork
                                          • Photojournalism
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                          This is any serious photographer who shoots 4x5 go to black and white film. It is the sharpest and finest grained ISO 400 film out there. Its image structure is barely distinguishable from TMAX 400......Excellent.

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                                          5.0

                                          The Best ISO 400 Black & White Film

                                          By Cardiomac

                                          from North Carolina

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Reliable Tonal Range
                                          • Scans Well
                                          • Sharp

                                          Cons

                                          • none

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape

                                          Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                          Superb latitude and exposure forgiveness. Unbelievable sharpness and fine grain. This is my new standard film.

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                                          5.0

                                          Loving the traditional

                                          By heyjude

                                          from Bel Air, MD

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artwork

                                            Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                            Good tonal values. There's a learning curve when using a 4x5 camera but the end is worth it

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                                            5.0

                                            Great

                                            By ed

                                            from vermont

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate
                                            • Consistent
                                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                                            • Sharp

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                                A great all purpose film for large format, TMY has much finer grain as compared to Tri-X.

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                                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                great film

                                                By Joe pyro

                                                from Providence, RI

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                                The film is great. People have put down tmy before due to its 'grayness', but now that the emulsion has been reengineered, the film doesn't have that drawback anymore. The reciprocity times put other films to shame. A view camera in a windy environment can be a nightmare, so tmy's low reciprocity compensation is a godsend. I can push and pull the film with ease, never any scratches, and very low base-fog. I recommend it to anyone. Tmy also works great in pyro developers, and responds perfectly to stand development type procedures.

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                                                4.0

                                                4x5

                                                By taya

                                                from md

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                                so far so good

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                                                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Two More Stops, Similar Performance

                                                By The View Up Here

                                                from Kamuela, HI

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate
                                                • Consistent
                                                • Good Tonal Range
                                                • Scans Well

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Action Shots
                                                  • Aerial

                                                  Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                                  I do aerial photography using cameras lofted from a kite line. I also do 4x5 ground photography, typically using Kodak Tmax 100 and Fuji Velvia 50. So when I tried doing 4x5 aerial photography, I used my "fast" film and shot several frames of Tmax 100. The results had too much motion blur to be conclusive. I needed faster film.

                                                  I bought a box of the new TMY formulation without a lot of expectations. My experience with the previous TMY formulation left me turning right back to TMX for its finer grain and ability to render detail. I was skeptical that the grain structure of this new TMY would work for me. But I was willing to give it a fair test. The box arrived, I loaded some sheets, and headed out into the field.

                                                  I'm impressed! It bought me two stops, which was enough to get my shutter speed and aperture right where I wanted them. And the grain is only slightly larger than TMX. I like it so much I started shooting it on the ground, too. It's strange to have that much speed available, but I had the chance to shoot at a windy location, and really appreciated the fast shutter speed I was able to use.

                                                  Soon as this box is done, I'm ordering another one.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Black & White

                                                  By Aino

                                                  from Sacramento, CA

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Accurate
                                                  • Good Tonal Range
                                                  • Scans Well

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Not Readyload

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Urban chronos

                                                  Comments about Kodak TMY #4053 4 x 5" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (50 Sheets):

                                                  Outstanding detail possible

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