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Hamburg Elphil, Elbe, Kodak Tmax 100, Leica M Summilux 1.4 50 asph

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We chose the Kodak Tmax 100 as a very fine-grained and low-contrast film to portray Altona and Hafencity from a ship on the Elbe. During our visit we have typical Hamburg dirty weather. Exactly how we love it in Hamburg. Together with the analog Leica M7 the Summilux 1.5 50 asph. and the Elmarit 2.8 28 asph. the Kodak Tmax 100 can show its strengths today.

Tmax 100 in the Fog

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Hamburg, Elbe Hamburg, Leica M Summilux 1.4 50 asph., Kodak Tmax 100 | © mare.photo

Kodak Tmax 100

A thousand tones for the gray

The Kodak Tmax 100 was launched in 1996 and was last updated in 2007. The Kodak Tmax 100 is said to be the finest-grained black and white film in the ISO 100 range. It has modern flat crystals and is said to deliver the best results at ISO 80 without any adapted development.

By nature, the Kodak Tmax 100 is significantly lower in contrast than the Kodak Tmax 400. This is no different with Kodak than with other manufacturers when you compare ISO 100 with ISO 400. With adapted development, however, you can increase the contrast of the Kodak Tmax 100 if you expose it to ISO 400.

Hamburg in the fog

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Hamburg, Elbe Hamburg, Leica M Summilux 1.4 50 asph., Kodak Tmax 100 | © mare.photo

When I arrived in Hamburg, I noticed the foggy weather that you would find in Hamburg. This gave me exactly the mood I wanted for my trip to Hamburg. I quickly decided on the Kodak Tmax 100 and went on one of the Elbe steamers. With the day ticket for public transport, you can travel back and forth on the ship all day, get out and get back in somewhere else.

Gray at its finest

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Hamburg, Elbe Hamburg, Leica M Summilux 1.4 50 asph., Kodak Tmax 100 | © mare.photo

Everything gray or what?

Warm white. Black black

In addition to the extremely high resolution of the Kodak Tmax 100, this film shows finely nuanced white tones, but also differentiated black tones that even show the dents of the many difficult maneuvers on a black-painted hull of a harbor tug. If the wealth of tonality works under these conditions, it is also suitable for wedding pictures (black suit / white wedding dress) in a bright environment.

Images should be printed

Hamburg Altona, Elbe, Kodak Tmax 100, Leica M Summilux 1.4 50 asph.

To start with: You can’t judge the performance of a film on the screen. Especially not the high performance of the Kodak Tmax 100. It only shows it in the print or print. And if you put it on paper, you ideally look at a picture with the Kodak Tmax 100.

"Those who like restrained contrasts, soft nuances and a high resolution will love the Kodak Tmax 100. It is the beneficial alternative to today's over-sharpened digital images."

Hamburg Elphil, Elbe, Kodak Tmax 100, Leica M Summilux 1.4 50 asph

Our conclusion

The Kodak Tmax 100 makes you want gray

Our pictures show examples of pictures for which the Kodak Tmax 100 is really predestined. Representing delicate portraits, romantic sailing shots, fine landscapes or clear architecture.

The Kodak Tmax 100 shows finely nuanced an unimaginable wealth of tonal values, ideal for reproducing bright areas or even structures in snow. It is certainly an equal alternative to the much more contrasting but equally fine Ilford Pan 50 Plus. Properly exposed, the Kodak Tmax 100 is easy to use.

We really fell in love with the Kodak Tmax 100 and will use it a lot in the future.

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