I just got back a roll of Kodak TMAX 3200 that I shot with a Pentax K1000. I did something wrong. The grain is off the charts. I shot some of the photos in lighting that I didn’t expect to work at all, but I was surprised by the grain throughout.

I’ll check with the Beers and Cameras Seattle folks to see if they have any suggestions. I hope it’s user error and not the camera. I need to put a bunch of rolls through it to make sure it’s working. It should be. I think I used a mix of sunny16 metering and the camera’s light meter.


DJ Explorateur, Corvus, Seattle.

DJ Explorateur, Corvus, Seattle.


Santas on Capitol Hill.

Santas on Capitol Hill.


Georgetown Trailer Park Mall.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall.


Grand Avenue, Phoenix.

Grand Avenue, Phoenix.


Grand Avenue Phoenix.

Grand Avenue Phoenix.


The Bikini on Grand Avenue. It’s a dive bar. I always assumed it was a strip club.

The Bikini on Grand Avenue. It’s a dive bar. I always assumed it was a strip club.


Grand Avenue, Phoenix.

Grand Avenue, Phoenix.


Purple Grain, Grand Avenue, Phoenix.

Purple Grain, Grand Avenue, Phoenix.


Grand Avenue Pizza Company.

Grand Avenue Pizza Company.


Katie Mae, Quail Lounge, Phoenix.

Katie Mae, Quail Lounge, Phoenix.