March 20, 2018 / By tracy mikulec / In Film Tips and Reviews,Photo Lab Blog

We Test the New “old” Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 Film

Kodak Alaris  Revives T-MAX P3200, a multi-speed panchromatic black-and-white negative film. This film has a nominal film speed of ISO 800 and the “P” means that it’s designed to be push-processed to EI 3200 or higherP3200.

Here are the results of our first test roll of Kodak T-MAX P3200. We were very impressed – this film is so good! Its grain is beautifully subtle and surprisingly fine, it has good contrast but still retains decent detail in the shadows, and the tones are great, especially in low light. Being a 3200 iso film, P3200 excels in low light or when capturing fast action. Kodak Alaris says. “It is ideally suited for handheld street scene photography, night work, and in dimly lit venues where you can’t use flash.”

In our opinion it is better than Tri-X pushed 3 stops – so if you’re looking for a great lowlight B&W film, we highly recommend P3200! These were all shot at box speed – we’ll be shooting more at different iso soon.


T-MAX P3200 Low Light Examples – Canon E0S3 50MM F/1.8 & 35MM Film F/2

 


T-MAX P3200 Daylight Examples – Canon EOS3 24-105MM F/4