In our option, this film is the best lowlight film there is.Its 3200 iso easily allows you to shoot handheld in most lowlight situations. And while its a high iso film its’ grain is actually pretty fine thanks to the Kodak T-grain – when properly exposed its is less noticeable than a lot of other 400 iso film.It has high contrast, poppy tones, and very good exposure latitude.When shooting with this film we recommend rating it at box seed(3200) and when metering, err on over exposure, metering for the shadows.
This was my first roll of black and White, and wow! I love the contrasty, grainy results, and delivered better than I expected! Next time, I think I’ll meter it closer to 2500, as I think I underexposed a few shots, but even then, the results were great! The grain adds so much to the feel of this film, and it is a definite trademark of this film. I can’t wait to shoot more of this!
Nothing but love
September 28, 2019
This film is not as grainy as you’d expect, has good latitude and sharpness. I actually like using it in broad daylight too.
September 27, 2019
This is a great indoor hanging out with friends film. I love the grain and it is SUPER tolerant in Rodinal.
August 15, 2019
My two favorite B&W films are Tri-X for everyday shooting and TMAX p3200 for lowlight shooting. This film has incredibly fine grain for being 3200 iso and is surprisingly good in bright daylight as well. I always shoot it at box speed(3200) and meter for the shadows. It has amazing tones and I love its’ strong contrast!