|Speed||100/21°, 400/27°, 3200/36°|
|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. 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.
In early 2002, Kodak replaced their similarly titled Kodak T-MAX Professional Film with Kodak Professional T-MAX Film. There was also a slight change to the packaging. The main difference between the two are in the processing times.
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. 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.
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.
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 and artists use it to produce good[vague] black and white negatives.
35mm film showing CAS codes for 3200 speed
Back of T-MAX 3200 box. Note that Kodak does not state that film speed is to ISO standard
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