Kodak TMax 100 Review (& TMax 400): Film – Sample Photos
Kodak TMax 100 Review
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 TMax 100 film and liked this modern emulsion using T-grain for finer more grain free results for scanning. I used 35mm Kodak TMax 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 Kodak vs Ektar Portraits & more blog link below).
Here are some shots from 2013 to show the look obtainable from Kodak T-Max film.
35mm Kodak TMax 100 Film (Voigtlander Bessa R3A)
120 Kodak TMax 100 & 400 Film – Flickr Photos
Contax 645 + TMax 100
ARAX-CM (Kiev 88)
Leica Film Cameras (2017-2018)
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!
Kodak TMax 100 Review – Related Posts
- How to develop film at home – step by step guide!
- Rodinal Stand Development
- Ilford FP4+ Film
- Kodak Portra Film
- Mamiya RZ Film Backs
- Fomapan 100 Film Review
- Kentmere 100 Film Review
- Ilford Pan F 50 Film Review
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