Kodak TMAX 400 - Film Review

TMAX 400
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4.0 rating
User Ratings
4.5 rating
Brand Kodak
Format35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10
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GrainFine - Coarse
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Looking for an extremely versatile B&W film? We recommend TMAX 400 – for being a fast iso B&W film it still has very fine grain. This film has incredible exposure, pushes & pulls well, and has great tones and medium contrast.


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Super Fine Grain Makes Me Love It For Street Photography

4.0 rating
October 6, 2020

Perfect to shoot in a city with varying light situations. Too bright? Enjoy some wonderful fine grain highlights. Too dark/w shadows? Enjoy some wonderful contrast and beautiful shadow details. Great film to pick up, very versatile. You won’t regret it!

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Excellent Results

5.0 rating
May 19, 2020

Dramatic, contrasty, and low grain. I love the look of this film!


My favorite black & white film

5.0 rating
February 2, 2020

This is my go-to black & white film when I shoot 135. I tried to like Tri-X but it’s just too punchy for me at times and also too grainy in 35mm. I prefer to have control over the contrast level in post (digital as well as darkroom printing) so the medium contrast comes in handy.
Shoot it in my M2 that’s got no light meter and I rarely get any frames I can’t use, which speaks for a decent amount of exposure latitude.
I especially started liking this film after I changed over from Rodinal to XTOL, which gives it a much better mid-tone range and less grain while staying super sharp. Killer combo. The grain is just visible without being disturbing to the eye.