The wait was long — five and a half years to be exact but thankfully its is now over. Our friends over at Kodak are bringing back the T-MAX P3200 black and white film this month!
The beloved high-speed black and white film was discontinued back in 2012 due to low sales volume. It was indeed a blow to the film photography community since the announcement came during a time when Fuji also withdrew their 1600-speed version of their Neopan film. Now that Kodak is bringing the T-MAX back to the shelves, people can't stop talking about the possibility of other discontinued film emulsions being brought back by the company.
You have to hand it to Kodak, they listen to people and look at where the film market is currently at. To quote Dennis Olbrich, president of Kodak Alaris Paper, Photo Chemicals and Film:
Darkroom photography is making a comeback, and B&W Film sales are clearly on a positive trajectory. Given these very encouraging market trends, we believe P3200 TMZ will be a great addition to our lineup.
Only time can tell what other surprises film manufacturing companies have in store for the film community but for now, the return of the T-MAX 3200 is highly appreciated. We gathered a few photos taken with the TMAX P3200 from our beloved community for a quick "welcome back" gallery. Long live film!
Information used in this article was sourced from Kodak.