Shoot Low light films without flash or tripod.

Want to shoot in low light with no flash or tripod?  Ilford Delta 3200 & Kodak TMAX p3200 are two great options!

They’re both high 3200 iso B&W stocks that perform well in low light but produce different looks.  Low light films Ilford Delta 3200 & Kodak TMAX p3200

TMAX p3200 has punchy tones, strong contrast, and surprisingly fine-grain while Delta 3200 has more subtle tones, mild contrast, and more noticeable but still good-looking grain.   We’ll be shooting these once again to show a wider variety of side-by-side comparisons, like; night scenes, daylight portraits, how they perform with under and overexposure, and will show more info on how each shot was metered!


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Delta 3200 vs T-MAX P3200 film boxes
Comparing the Kodak reintroduced TMAX p3200 to Ilford’s Delta 3200. The Darkroom shoots both with the same camera/lens combo and box settings metering for shadows. Read full film comparison article..Delta 3200 Left | T-MAX P3200 Right

Delta 3200 Left | T-MAX P3200 Right Contrast – The largest notable difference is the contrast with the TMAX p3200 (right) popping a bit more than the subtle contrast of Delta 3200. Grain – TMAX’s grain appears to be much finer than Delta. Exposure – While both films have great exposure latitude and do well with overexposure, the TMAX seems to be a little more versatile because Delta images get a little muddy in the underexposed parts of the photo. View enlarged comparison image

Delta 3200 Left | T-MAX P3200 Right
Delta 3200 Left | T-MAX P3200 Right Contrast – The largest notable difference is the contrast with the TMAX p3200 (right) popping a bit more than the subtle contrast of Delta 3200. Grain – TMAX’s grain appears to be much finer than Delta. Exposure – While both films have great exposure latitude and do well with overexposure, the TMAX seems to be a little more versatile because Delta images get a little muddy in the underexposed parts of the photo. View enlarged comparison image
Delta 3200 vs T-MAX P3200 Guitar Photo
Delta 3200 Left | T-MAX P3200 Right Contrast – The largest notable difference is the contrast with the TMAX p3200 (right) popping a bit more than the subtle contrast of Delta 3200. Grain – TMAX’s grain appears to be much finer than Delta. Exposure – While both films have great exposure latitude and do well with overexposure, the TMAX seems to be a little more versatile because Delta images get a little muddy in the underexposed parts of the photo. View enlarged comparison image

T-MAX P3200 vs Delta 3200 – Side by Side Comparisons


 

4 replies on “Shoot Low light films without flash or tripod.”

The TMAX 3200 is a much better film in my opinion. I used it to shoot dog shows where flash is not allowed for a project I was working on. Great contrast and better definition. I processed my own in TMAX developer. I found the Ilford to appear washed out.

The TMAX 3200 is a much better film in my opinion. I used it to shoot dog shows where flash is not allowed for a project I was working on. Great contrast and better definition. I processed my own in TMAX developer. I found the Ilford to appear washed out.

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