Kodak TMax 100 Review (& TMax 400): Film – Sample Photos

Kodak TMax 100 review and 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).

Kodak TMax 100 Developing

I develop my own Kodak T-Max 100 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).

Kodak TMax 100 Sample Photos

Below are some Kodak T-Max 100 sample photos using different film cameras, 35mm and 120 film, and including 645, 6×6, 6×7, 6×9 film formats.

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

Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f4
35mm Kodak T-Max 100

120 Kodak TMax 100 Flickr Photos (+ TMax 400)

Contax 645 + 120 Kodak TMax 100 Film

Contax 645 B&W Wedding Photography
Contax 645 Asian Wedding
Contax 645 Wedding Photography
Contax 645 Wedding
Bridal Photography on Film
Gina with Contax 645
The Dancer - Rodinal Stand Development

ARAX-CM (Kiev 88) (120 Kodak T-Max 100 Film)

Fashion on FILM
Model Photographer - Film Photography
NT Packwood House Estate
ARAX Landscape
Film Photography
India Street Food (1)

Mamiya RZ67 + 120 Kodak T-Max 100 Portraits

All Stars with Mamiya RZ67
Fashion on Film
Film Fashion Photography
Black & White Film Wedding Photography
Engagement Shoot Film Photography
Model Photography on Film
Evening Stroll

Moskva-5 (6×9 Folding camera)

Russian Moskva-5 Folding Camera
Russian Moskva-5 6x9 Folding Camera

TMax 100 + Leica Cameras 

Kodak TMax 100 35mm Portraits

Leica M3 Portrait

Leica Model Photography

Modern Vintage

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.  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!

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  5. I never understand why models have to look a touch slutty. The posts look completely artificial, conducted, and nothing comes from the expression of the depicted person. Certainly no natural happiness. The slightly open mouth, shoes that no one carries in public, the staring look quite unnoticed – somehow strange, this kind of photography.

    1. matthewosbornephotography

      Thanks Kai, I guess everyone likes different styles. This seems quite popular at the moment. Also different countries have different looks. Eastern European girls ride bikes and walk to work in high heels yet in the US you might only see them at a party. I’m not sure where you live but it sounds like they wear flat shoes similar to the UK. Thanks Matt

    2. Honestly, what does this comment have to do with Kodak T-Max 100? You are entitled to your opinion but if you are going to contribute to the discussion, why not try addressing the subject instead of inserting your totally off topic opinion?

  6. I have actually had outstanding results with T-Max 100 in both 35mm and 120 developing in plain old D-76 1:1 @68º F. In 120, 16×20 enlargements are grainless and in 35mm 8×10 equally so. Sharpness is very high and the negatives show great shadow detail.

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