The Film Pharmacist : Kodak Tmax 400

Catalog Number : 003
Reviewed By : Ryan / Metrix X
Film Name : Kodak TMAX 400
Format : 120 / 135 / Instant :  120/135
Speed (ISO) : 400
Color / Slide / BW : BW
Processing (C41 / E6 / BW) : BW
Color Exaggeration (R/G/B) : NA
Availability (In Production / Back Stock / Discontinued) : Good Availability
Contrast : High dynamic Range, wide latitude, high sharpness, fine grain and medium contrast
Uniformity (High, Mid, Low) : Consistently high as this is from Kodak professional line
Personal Comments : Kodak TMAX is my favorite do everything make sure you get the shot black and white film.  It has the most dynamic range at greater then 19 stops (stops not bits) of any film, far surpassing any digital camera. You can shoot the same roll from sunset to after dark and every shot will turn out. Even if you shoot the same roll varying the ISO from 200 to 1600 no problem, straight into the sun, no problem.

Xtol 1:1 is a good developer for the film. Add a pinch of Rodinal to the Xtol even better.

It’s not a straight out of the camera no processing type of film as the wide dynamic range and high Dmax makes it difficult to scan if you want to get everything out of the negative. Also it can look flat if you do not dodge and burn and adjust the contrast curves.

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