The New “old” Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 Film

Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 FilmT-MAX Test – 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 vs Delta 3200 thumbnailT-MAX P3200 vs Delta 3200
As soon as Kodak reintroduced TMAX p3200 the question was – how does it compare to Ilford Delta 3200? We shot both side-by-side with the same camera/lens combo, same settings at box speed – metering for the shadows.
See T-Max v Delta Comparison


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

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8 replies on “The New “old” Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 Film”

It’s natively 800iso but its box speed is 3200 which is what we shoot it as and develop it as. All of these were shot as 3200!

It’s natively 800iso but its box speed is 3200 which is what we shoot it as and develop it as. All of these were shot as 3200!

It’s natively 800iso but its box speed is 3200 which is what we shoot it as and develop it as. All of these were shot as 3200!

What? 800 to 3200 is 2-stops. I have to agree that the story is ambiguous with regard to camera ISO setting at time of shutter release. “Box speed” doesn’t mean much when the film is classified by the MFR as ISO 800, PUSHABLE to 3200.

These were shot as 3200 and developed as 3200! I shoot this film as 3200 every time and meter for the shadows ans get great results!

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