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
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
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
In the Box
Kodak TMY 8 x 10" (Improved) 400 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) (10 Sheets)
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8 x 10" black and white negative film
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
T-Max, T-Max RS, X-Tol, D-76, HC-110, Duraflo RT
Kodak does not recommend using more dilute solutions of these developers. Dilute developers require longer development times.