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The return of KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 film in 35mm formatThe return of KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 film in 35mm format

The return of KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 film in 35mm format

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It’s back, folks. Nearly five and a half years after being discontinued, Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 (TMZ) is back initially in 35mm / 36 exposure rolls. To make things even better, the film will be available for purchase starting in March 2018.

As ShootFilmCo’s Mike Padua wrote just a few hours ago (at the time of publishing), Kodak Alaris’ Professional Film social media accounts began a week-long series of posts and tweets teasing a new film on Feb 19. Photographers naturally went crazy, suggesting everything from the return of EKTACHROME 400, Kodachrome and/or Ektar 1000, to a speculating on a VISION4 film stock and of course, P3200.

Backstory over, let’s go over the announcement word-for-word from Kodak Alaris’ press release:

Kodak Alaris Revives KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 Film / TMZ

Multi-Speed B&W Film to be Available in March, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y.  February 23, 2018 – Kodak Alaris announced today that it is bringing back KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 Film / TMZ, a multi-speed panchromatic black-and-white negative film. While the nominal film speed of P3200 TMZ is ISO 800, the “P” means it’s designed to be push processed to EI 3200 or higher.  This film excels when shooting in low light or when capturing fast action.   It is ideally suited for handheld street scene photography, night work, and in dimly lit venues where you can’t use flash. 

“It’s no secret that we’ve been looking for opportunities to expand our portfolio” said Dennis Olbrich, President – 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”.

Kodak Alaris plans to offer KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 Film in 135-36x format. Shipments to Distributors and Stockhouse dealers will begin in March in the U.S., with other regions around the world following shortly thereafter.

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I would have loved to have seen a new, fast colour film stock hit the shelves but the return of T-MAX P3200 is enough to tide me over until that (eventually?) happens. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a few rolls as soon as I possibly can, so stay tuned for a review as soon as I can crank one out!




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  1. @KodakProFilmBiz @Kodak This is great breaking news, thanks for the update!

  2. Allan

    wow!!! I can’t wait for it!!!! hope in the near feature here some similar news about the kodak ektachrome!!

  3. @HamishGill @KodakProFilmBiz @Kodak So it wasn’t a return to APS? Maybe they’re saving that one for Christmas

  4. I believe they stated in a tweet that the DX would be coded to 3200.

  5. Tmax 3200 is probably going to cost around the same vein as Trix and regular Tmax should they make a 100ft roll, so I think I’ll stick with Delta 3200 unless they make it tempting

  6. I recently took my Yashica T4 out of storage and if I use this film, the T4 will shoot at ISO 800? Am I correct?

    • As it’s a native ISO 800 film I would guess that the DX coding is for 800, rather than it’s advertised push to 3200. We’ll all find out when it goes on sale 😉

  7. So excited film is making a comeback! Linked to your article here

  8. I was hoping for chrome, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. I’d sure hate to see Kodak die a final death after all of these years.

    I just realized that I’ve been using their film for about half of their life!

  9. @KodakProFilmBiz @Kodak 12800 here I come

  10. Great news and great to see another new film stock! Here’s hoping 2018 turns into an even better year than 2017 was for film.

  11. @KodakProFilmBiz @Kodak I’ve been hanging on to this last roll for 10 years wating for just the right…

  12. @KodakProFilmBiz @Kodak Oooh! A film I would be very interested in!

  13. Alex Dabi Zhevi I am so fucking amped that literally the only reason to slum it with Ilford is g o n e


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