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    In light of the tmx update a few years ago, it's encouraging to see that they're explicitly saying that the sheet film won't be UV opaque (the 35mm and 120 will).

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    Anything good coming out of Kodak is wonderful. I used to shoot all Kodak film exclusively...then they quit producing B&W paper, and that threw me for a ringer... Oh well. But that is in the past.
    If Tmax400 is now the best 400 speed film (and it was pretty good before) I'll be all for supporting Kodak's film division to fight back!
    Yeah baby...keep it coming! :-)
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    I imagine this is the new sensitization technology used in their Movie films stocks, and more recently in the Portra series of color neg films, now making its way into the b/w films. Since the claim, is as for the Portra films, finer grain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlapp View Post
    .. and that would be great to read in B&W mag [UK]
    Roger. And/or a paid for module on the RogerandFrancesPhotography site. I too look forward to reading your review. I might even buy whichever mag it appeared in. Thanks

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    Great News. I'm eager to burn through some 35mm rolls as soon as the new yellow boxes are available to us out here in Southern Cal. The Kodak website states that this new stock will be available at retail stores on a turnover basis starting in December. Likewise, there will also be a new TMY factsheet released on their website soon, F-4043, with all relevant processing info. Again these surprising 'developments' at Kodak are extremely welcome!

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    They should not be surprising. I've said here before that Kodak continues to do R&D on analog materials. The problem is that the bang for buck is going down due to analog being a rather mature field of research.

    Therefore, the new stuff is coming out, but more slowly than before, and also at a reduced rate to match the decline in the market.

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    Great news! This may be the last excuse I need to start converting to Tmax 400.

    And maybe there's still hope as PE says. Quoting from the Kodak press release:
    Although professional photographers acknowledge that digital cameras offer certain benefits, they said that film better captures certain images, particularly black-and-white photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    They should not be surprising. I've said here before that Kodak continues to do R&D on analog materials. The problem is that the bang for buck is going down due to analog being a rather mature field of research.

    Therefore, the new stuff is coming out, but more slowly than before, and also at a reduced rate to match the decline in the market.

    PE
    Glass half full! Good news!

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    Although professional photographers acknowledge that digital cameras offer certain benefits, they said that film better captures certain images, particularly black-and-white photos.
    Well, yes, but the particular weakness of T-Max films is the spectral sensitivity that resembles B&W video or digital B&W.
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    Great! TMAX is my favorite B&W film right now

    A sales guy at Calumet in Cambridge, MA told me that TMAX 400 is the only true 400 speed ... wonder what that meant?

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