Kodak's new improved black-and-white film the Kodak Professional T-Max 400 has been voted the Best Film in Europe 2008 by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The award, voted for by members of the TIPA recognises the fast ISO speed, sharpness and fine grain offered to professional photographers by the latest addition to Kodak's portfolio of black-and-white films.
"We are thrilled that Kodak's commitment to and ongoing engagement in the film category, in particular black-and-white film through the T-MAX 400, has been recognised by TIPA," said Oreste Maspes, Director of Kodak Film Group Europe. "With almost half of professional photographers using film to produce black-and-white images, the T-MAX 400 film, which utilises Kodak's patented T-Grain emulsions, has been developed to offer photographers a level of clarity only available from a 100 seed film. Feedback from photographers has been tremendous and TIPA's award for Best Film in Europe 2008 confirms that T-Grain emulsions remain the gold standard in the photographic industry."
TIPA, the largest and most influential photo and imaging press association in Europe, acknowledges Kodak's ongoing support of the professional photography market.
"The latest version of Kodak's famous black-and-white emulsion proves that film still has much to offer photographers," said the TIPA jury. "Its ISO speed is fast enough for quick-fire reportage work in low light, yet its fine-grain emulsion yields the detail required by landscapers. An excellent film that will be enjoyed by monochrome devotees across the board."
The TIPA Awards 2008 presentation will take place on the opening day of PhotoKina 2008 in Cologne, Germany.
Details of Kodak's full black-and-white film portfolio can be found here.