Kodak T-MAX 100 - B&W 35mm Film
Now: £7.50 GBP
An excellent professional black and white 35mm film, Kodak's patented T-grain emulsion delivers impressive levels of detail in different - and difficult - lighting situations. It has also been optimised for high quality scanning and enlarging post-development - the ISO 100 variant is for daylight and studio shooting. Note: sometimes referred to as TMAX.
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Kodak - properly known as Kodak Eastman - was founded in America in 1888 and dominated the "Western" world of photography for the next 100 years, constantly in fierce rivalry with the Japanese Fuji. Similarly to Fuji the advent of digital photography at the turn of the century caused significant financial problems. A late attempt to win in the compact market was hit by the rise of mobile photography and bankruptcy followed in 2012. Fortunately the photography business has survived under the Kodak Alaris name - based in Hertfordshire, England - and they have delighted the analogue industry by pledging continued support for film production and the promise of bringing back old favourite emulsions.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Kodak
Sample shots (c) shuzo serikawa
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Kodak T-MAX Film 35mm B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
First time to shoot a roll of this ( as Ilford delta and hp5 are my go to bw film) but damn what can say is I love it. I love the tone and the subtle grain on the images. I like the contrast as well as I have it push to 400 to achieve the look that always prefer on shooting nature or landscape.
I really like this film. It has a lovely tonality to it with excellent detail.
For my first use of it, I used my Yashica Electro 30 which is semi automatic. Several shots where in high contrast conditions and because of how the Yashica meters, the exposure wasn't always spot-on. But there was plenty of latitude in the resulting negs to compensate. Scans very nicely too.
This film is also fabulous for portrait work. I shot with it using natural light and studio lights and it didn't disappoint with both type of lighting. the skin tones are smooth with the right amount of contrast using natural light but a lot more contrasty with studio flash heads which I really love but still retaining the right skin tone. I will definitely use TMax 100 again for portrait work in the studio.
I've used this film twice during my travels this summer and I adore it. I love how smooth it looks and I think it takes beautiful photos. I took this to Cyprus and to Asia and used it in peak sunshine. It has a great range and I find even in the shadows you have quite a bit of leeway on the aperture. I've only been shooting film for less than a year but I think its a nice one to have in the collection for summer holidays.
T-Max is one of my favourite black and white films. Smooth tones, fine grain, micro-contrast, relatively forgiving of exposure errors. Bikash Bose (one of the last remaining darkroom artists/technicians in India, and someone who has worked with some of the country's top photographers) once told me it's his favourite black and white film. And who am I to disagree?!