Kodak T-Max 100 Film

Kodak T-Max 100 (& T-Max 400) Film

I started getting into film photography during 2012 and I was using the classic black and white film, Ilford FP4+. For 2013 I tried Kodak T-Max film and liked this modern emulsion using T-grain for finer more grain free results for scanning. I used 35mm T-Max 100 in my Nikon FM and Voigtlander Bessa R3A rangefinder and 120 Kodak T-Max 400 (& 100) in my medium format cameras. I tried different formats – 6×4.5 (Contax 645), 6×6 (ARAX-CM (Kiev 88)), 6×7 (Mamiya RZ 67 Pro II) and 6×9 (Moskva-5 folding camera).

I develop my own black and white film using Xtol and/or Rodinal and often via stand development. It is very easy and allows you to develop the film to get the look you desire. This is not possible if you send film to a lab. You do not need a dark room, just a ‘Paterson tank’.

For colour film photography I use mostly Kodak Portra 400 for medium format and Kodak Portra 160 for 35mm. (See blog link below).

Here are some shots from 2013 to show the look obtainable from Kodak T-Max film.

35mm 135 Kodak T-Max 100 Film (Voigtlander Bessa R3A)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/11478951763

Edinburgh

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/11477130104

35mm Kodak T-Max 100

120 Kodak T-Max 100 & 400 Film
Contax 645

Contax 645 B&W Wedding Photography

Contax 645 Asian Wedding

Contax 645 Wedding Photography

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/9067777063

Bridal Photography on Film

Gina with Contax 645

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/9427799302

ARAX-CM (Kiev 88)

Fashion on FILM

Model Photographer - Film Photography

NT Packwood House Estate

ARAX Landscape

Film Photography

India Street Food (1)

Mamiya RZ67

All Stars with Mamiya RZ67

Nella!

Fashion on Film

Film Fashion Photography

Black & White Film Wedding Photography

Engagement Shoot Film Photography

Model Photography on Film

Evening Stroll

Sex Sells..Film

Moskva-5

Russian Moskva-5 Folding Camera

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/8806693019

Russian Moskva-5 6x9 Folding Camera

Leica M9 CCD Sensor vs. Film
The filmic look of the Leica M9 CCD sensor really threatened my continued use of using 35mm black and white film. I stopped shooting film for over 3 months once the M9 arrived. I then found time to develop some film from the Voigtlander Bessa R3A that I shot before buying the M9. The results have fully restored my faith in film. I like the imperfections and arty feel that true film photography can capture. For 2014 I look forward to using my new Leica lenses on my Bessa R3A alongside my Leica M9. I also bought Mamiya RZ 645 film back, Mamiya RZ 6×6 film back and a Mamiya RZ Polaroid film back so the future for film looks bright for 2014!

MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk

Related Posts

Rodinal Stand Development
Ilford FP4+ Film
Kodak Portra Film
Mamiya RZ Film Backs

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Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.
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