Reviewing the Kodak T-Max Pro (TMZ 5054) ISO 3200 35 mm

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I came across this film by chance. The day I bought it I was not looking for a reel in black and white but… I went home with a Kodak T-Max 3200 (35 mm). I decided to test it out and carried with me the Diana Mini.

Before I started taking pictures like crazy, I tried asking around for any advice. I was told to use a photometer. With such a high ISO, it is quite difficult to get the point to the film. The results, however, impressed me.

If you do not want to burn the photo, I recommend using flash indoors even if it is already well lit or if you want to shoot something that is too close. When you take a picture inside and there is enough light, then you can take pictures without flash:

Despite all the photos burned or too dark, I am satisfied with the results. I really like how the grain is so great in black and white photography. Keep in mind that everything mentioned above refers to the use of a Diana Mini (Aperture: sun – F/11 or cloud – F / 8. Shutter: N – 1/60s and B – bulb).

This film review was written by Lomographer maneke. For more analogue reviews, make sure to create your own LomoHome for exclusive reviews and tipsters.

written by maneke on 2011-01-23 #gear #film #black-and-white #35mm #review #kodak-t-max #lomography #iso-3200 #b-n #film-photography #user-review

4 Comments

  1. maneke
    maneke ·

    * thanks for the translation

  2. therealkraken
    therealkraken ·

    T-Max p3200 is probably my most favorite film. I shot 2 rolls with no flash @ the big apple circus in NYC. You can see the results here: www.lomography.fr/homes/therealkraken/albums/1653562-big-ap…

  3. therealkraken
    therealkraken ·

    I've also pushed this film to the max ISO and have never gotten photos this grainy. I recommend taking this film to a pro lab, or is your confident enough to do it yourself, use kodak XTOL developer and pay close attention to the developing times for the ISO you used.

  4. weishampel
    weishampel ·

    I had pretty good results in getting really chunky grain underexposing by a couple of stops and then using XTOL to develop for about 15-20min(depending)

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