One of the biggest things the analog photography world needs is more fast, high ISO films. Today, Kodak is answering that with Kodak T-MAX P3200. Kodak T-MAX films have always had a finer grain due to the structure of T-grain, and because of that, it’s ISO 400 cousin has some incredibly tight grain for an ISO 400 film. With that said, I’m sure that we can expect similar results with the new Kodak T-MAX P3200.
Wondering why there is a “p” in Kodak T-MAX P3200? Apparently it’s because it’s an ISO 800 film designed to be pushed to 3200 or higher. Sound weird to you? It shouldn’t, Ilford Delta 3200 for example is a film they recommend shooting at ISO 1600 but developing at 3200.
I genuinely can’t wait to get my hands on this.
Kodak Alaris Revives KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 Film / TMZ
Multi-Speed B&W Film to be Available in March, 2018
ROCHESTER, N.Y. February 23, 2018 – Kodak Alaris announced today that it is bringing back KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 Film / TMZ, a multi-speed panchromatic black-and-white negative film. While the nominal film speed of P3200 TMZ is ISO 800, the “P” means it’s designed to be push processed to EI 3200 or higher. This film excels when shooting in low light or when capturing fast action. It is ideally suited for handheld street scene photography, night work, and in dimly lit venues where you can’t use flash.
“It’s no secret that we’ve been looking for opportunities to expand our portfolio” said Dennis Olbrich, President – Kodak Alaris Paper, Photo Chemicals and Film. “Darkroom photography is making a comeback, and B&W Film sales are clearly on a positive trajectory. Given these very encouraging market trends, we believe P3200 TMZ will be a great addition to our lineup”.
Kodak Alaris plans to offer KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 Film in 135-36x format. Shipments to Distributors and Stockhouse dealers will begin in March in the U.S., with other regions around the world following shortly thereafter.
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