Kodak T-MAX

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T-MAX
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Maker: Kodak
Speed: 100/21°, 400/27°, 3200/36°
Type: B&W print
Process: Gelatin-silver
Format: 35 mm, 120
Application: General, surveillance, art photography

Kodak Professional T-MAX Film is a continuous tone, panchromatic, tabular-grain black and white negative film made by Eastman Kodak.[1] It is sold in three speeds: 100 (TMX), 400 (TMY) and 3200 (TMZ). The 100 and 400 speeds are given as ISO numbers, but the 3200 is sold as a multi-speed film.[1]

In early 2002, Kodak replaced their similarly titled Kodak T-MAX Professional Film with Kodak Professional T-MAX Film.[2] There was also a slight change to the packaging. The main difference between the two are in the processing times.[1]

The 3200 speed is actually nominally 800 speed. It has uses in surveillance and other work where it can be given a pushed exposure index between 1600 and 25000.[1][2] It is also used in X-ray cameras in high-neutron environments where CCDs are unviable due to noise induced by neutron impacts, such as the National Ignition Facility.[3]

On October 1, 2012, Kodak announced the discontinuation of Kodak Professional T-MAX p3200 film due to the high expense of manufacturing it for only a limited user demand.[4]

Student/Art Photography[edit]

100 speed TMax is a very small-grained film that produces very black high-contrast high-detail negatives. For this reason it is commonly used for student film photography[citation needed] and artists use it to produce good[vague] black and white negatives.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Technical Data F-4016". Kodak Professional T-MAX Films. Eastman Kodak. October 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Technical Data F-32". Kodak T-MAX Professional Films. Eastman Kodak. March 2002. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  3. ^ "A hardened gated x-ray imaging diagnostic for inertial confinement fusion experiments at the National Ignition Facility". October 2010. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  4. ^ "Kodak Professional T-MAX p3200 Product Page". Retrieved 3 October 2012.