I dunno about that.... For one thing, TMY is a 400-speed film and is just about as close to an ideal film
for 8x10 as anything that has come along yet, at least in terms of a one-film-does-it-all (nothing really
does that, but it's the closest thing yet for me). It's becoming the modern equivalent to Super-XX, the
thing you reach for first because you know you can count on it in all kinds of lighting and wind and
darkroom conditions. My wife was tallying up my film purchases last nite per tax returns, nearly all of it still in the freezer. It's like money in the bank. Most of it I bought at dramatically below the going rate in effect today, and it will probably be good for at least a decade, though I plan to rotate new inventory in bit by bit to keep everything relatively fresh. I shoot it mainly in 8x10 and for 35mm snapshooting. But 5x7 has such a beautiful proportion that it would be a shame if everyone had to cut
their own sheets to this size. It has fine enough grain to optimize 5x7, while still offering speed.
I just got a message from Keith Canham:
Hopefully some of you 5x7 shooters out there missed this thread the first time around. Get your orders in and maybe we can get a batch of this made for us.
In an effort to keep you up to date on the 5x7 TMAX 400 co-op, I am sending out this email. At this time I have interest in 55 boxes. I need 80 boxes to place the order. It seems that interest at this time has slowed. I have not had any new interest expressed in this co-op in about two or three weeks. If you know anybody that might me interested in 5x7 TMAX 400, please share the information about this co-op. I do want to thank you for your willingness to be involved in the co-op.