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Grain is essential to your diet.,
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This review is from: Kodak P3200 TMAX Professional ISO 3200, 35mm, 36 Exposures, Black and White Film (Electronics)
Lemme start with this: TMAX 3200 is an acquired taste.
And I happen to really like it. For a long time, it was the only way to shoot at 3200 and beyond.
It's not so great pushed beyond 3200. But inside that, there are magical things that can happen. I have some of my most cherished shots in dark places and of dimly lit rock stars from college on this film. In the 90's, there was no such thing as a D3, and this was really the only way to shoot without a flash in extremely low light. Color films were never this sensitive.
It's made to be shot at 3200
Least grain on any film at 3200
The grain that's there is pleasant.
Despite the labels, load it in broad daylight. Go ahead. It won't hurt.
Looks best with TMax developer. If you're not shooting the other TMax speeds, you might not have any. (other developers claim to leave finer grain--I didn't like the look)
"Least grain on any film at 3200" is still hella grainy. But it's "Tmax grain", and I think it's charming.
It's only B&W
Not a ton of latitude for over/under exposure. Over and under exposure still gives you usable results, but it will change the "look".
Against the suggestions of my teachers, I used to make 16"x20" (well, really 13x20) prints from this film.
TMZ has a lot of character. There's nothing else like it. This can be a challenge if you're accustomed to "pre-visualization" with films/sensors that render realistically, but with experience, this is a very powerful tool.
There are reports that this is to be discontinued. Get it while you can and keep it in your fridge!