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Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-100) USA

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T-Max 100 is a continuous tone, panchromatic black-and-white film for general pictorial or lab documentation imaging. It is especially useful for detailed subjects where outstanding image quality is required. Features medium speed (EI 100), extremely fine grain, and very high resolving power.

You can use T-Max 100 Professional film to produce high-quality slides from continuous-tone photographs, drawings, artwork and radiographs when you process it with the Kodak T-Max Direct Positive Film Developing Outfit.

T-grain structure for extra sharpness
Very high resolving power
Extremely fine grain - good for portraiture
Process to a black and white transparency (EI 50) using the Kodak T-Max 100 Direct Positive Film Developing Outfit
Type 35mm black and white negative film
Speed ISO 100
Applications Portraiture, landscape, general use
Process Recommended Kodak Developers: T-MAX, T-MAX RS, XTOL, D-76, HC-110, DURAFLO RT
Color Saturation Not applicable
Grain Extremely fine
Sharpness High
Exposure Latitude Narrow
Push/Pull Not specified

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KodakTMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100)
 
4.8

(based on 109 reviews)

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    (20)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sharp (79)
  • Consistent (72)
  • Reliable tonal range (67)
  • Accurate (58)
  • Scans well (46)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (8)

Best Uses

  • Artwork (63)
  • Travel (42)
  • Photojournalism (35)
  • Home (29)
  • Action shots (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (32), Photo enthusiast (31), Photography student (14), Casual photographer (11), Pro photographer (10)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Educational Film

T-Max is considered a picky film because it tends to maintain its purple color if not developed correctly, and it additionally picks up contrast a lot. I bought 10 rolls of this from...Read complete review

T-Max is considered a picky film because it tends to maintain its purple color if not developed correctly, and it additionally picks up contrast a lot. I bought 10 rolls of this from B&H and I could not be more satisfied. It has low grain, develops consistently if you develop it consistently, and it shows more flaws (ie: if you shoot out of focus or move the camera) because it is a lower speed film than the 400 speed films standard in photography class. While this can restrict from shooting at night (since lower speed films need more light to do work), the increased resolution and reduced grain size mean that you can not only make greater enlargments, but with greater detail in the little details of the picture.

I use this with a Nikon F3HP / MD-4 / 50mm f/1.2 AI-S combination and pictures with this combination, developed in a Paterson system come out tack sharp. The trick that I have observed is to pre-soak it, longer-than-normal fixings, and long baths tend to remove the purple dye. Additionally, be consistent not only with agitation, but with the chemical and water temperatures... if your chemicals are 65 deg F, try to find water close to that so that the film doesn't get shocked. Each little inconsistency is emphasized in greater magnitude than with its more archaic counterparts, Tri-X or Plus-X due to the modern tabular grain technique (which is also the reason you need more fix and bath times).

All in all, a great film, but one that for students is more than just focus, aim, and shoot... it requires greater attention to the processing aspects of photography, but the results when done right are well worth it. On a final note, be careful with it, it is thinner than normal B&W, so it can scratch if you squeegee it too hard or handle without care...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It takes some getting used to

I've been using Ilford FP4+, and I've used Kodak Plus-X in the past, so I had my benchmark when I bought a dozen rolls of T-Max 100.
My surprise was the...Read complete review

I've been using Ilford FP4+, and I've used Kodak Plus-X in the past, so I had my benchmark when I bought a dozen rolls of T-Max 100.
My surprise was the lack of density in the first rolls I developed. I followed Kodak's guidelines, but the negatives were thin and had a very blah tonal range. When printing, I had to stop down and use a higher contrast filter.
The grain is very nice, and after I make the necessary adjustments I get lovely prints. But it doesn't behave quite like other film.

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5.0

Good Film

By CarterTheHobbyist

from Phoenix, Arizona

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Consistent
  • Scans Well
  • Sharp

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Action Shots
    • Artwork
    • Photojournalism
    • Sports Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

    I'm using this for Yearbook Club at my school, and it has consistently good results. It is scanned at my local film store, and they do a swell job. I'd recommend it for outdoor shots mostly, as I use a B&W filter, which reduces light.

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    5.0

    Beautiful contrast

    By ILLWILL173

    from New york city

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Beautiful Contrast
    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Scans Well
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Home
      • Office
      • Photojournalism
      • Sports Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

      i do not regret getting this film for my pentax k1000...the contrast looks anamzing i simply love how all my shots came out even the unusable ones ugly ones i messed up haha :)

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      5.0

      excellent

      By avery anchor

      from columbia, mo

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Reliable Tonal Range
      • Scans Well
      • Sharp

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

          Darkroom print film gives more value to the art in photography. With the "tedious" process being much lengthier it brings more excitement to use kodak film to bring the photos to print vs instantaneously to the screen.

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          5.0

          Great Film

          By non-digital

          from NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Sharp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Home
            • Office
            • Travel

            Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

            The only B&W film at low speed by Kodak.

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            5.0

            proven quality

            By phud

            from NC

            About Me Photography Student

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            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Reliable Tonal Range
            • Scans Well
            • Sharp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Home
              • Office
              • Photojournalism
              • Travel

              Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

              c'mon kodak film! how can it possibly be bad?

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              5.0

              Great black and white film.

              By Cory

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Scans Well
              • Sharp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork
                • Photojournalism
                • Travel

                Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                This is my favorite black and white film. It works great in a wide range of lighting conditions and it can be pushed further than other films I've tried. Very smooth, very good contrast, and very good detail.

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                4.0

                Great black and white film

                By Paul

                from Connecticut, USA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Reliable Tonal Range
                • Sharp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                  Once in a while TRI-X 400 is just too fast - that's when I use TMAX 100. It's also very useful if I want to shoot in outdoor light at wider f/stops. Overall it's a great black and white film - but it lacks the contrast and mystery of TRI-X. Kodak makes a great film.

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                  5.0

                  Sharp and fine grain

                  By SET Man

                  from NYC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Reliable Tonal Range
                  • Scans Well
                  • Sharp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                      Probably one of the sharpest and finest grain 100 ISO B&W film out there. If you look for grainy look this is not the film for you. But if you are looking for a fine grain B&W film with great tonality this is the one.

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                      5.0

                      A very good film

                      By Herman

                      from Birmingham, AL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable Tonal Range
                      • Scans Well
                      • Sharp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Home

                        Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                        It is a very good film.

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                        5.0

                        Fine grain

                        By Spero

                        from Mesa, AZ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                        • Scans Well
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Home
                          • Photojournalism

                          Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                          I use this film for fine art portraits, I like the subtle contrast and fine grain with this film. Good choice.

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                          5.0

                          As good as it gets in Black & White

                          By Psykottik

                          from Columbus, MS

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Consistent
                          • Reliable Tonal Range
                          • Scans Well
                          • Sharp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Office
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                            From taking breathtaking scenes of snowy cemeteries to taking photos of old backroads and landscapes, this film does it all in bright contrasting quality.

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                            5.0

                            Kodak T-Max Film

                            By Jamy

                            from Baton Rouge, La

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Consistent
                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                            • Scans Well
                            • Sharp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Photojournalism

                              Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                              I photograph people, and nothing is quite as beautiful as the way t-max films capture people. The grain is so tight, it is never a distraction form the subject. I am even able to hand hold with it at less than a 60th of a second. I highly recommend Kodak t-max films!

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                              5.0

                              Sharp and nearly grainless!

                              By Mike

                              from Boston, MA

                              Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                              This has to be the finest grain film available today. It gives smooth tones, great tonal separation in the shadows, and good contrast. The best 100iso film you can buy in my opinion.

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                              5.0

                              Great! Love it!

                              By photofun!

                              from Chicago

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                              • Scans Well
                              • Sharp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork

                                Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                                Been using this forever - a wonderful film!

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                                5.0

                                Great Product

                                By Kelsey

                                from Baltimore, Md

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Consistent
                                • Reliable Tonal Range

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Home

                                  Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                                  I used the product for a black and white photography class at my university and it was perfect for the basic printing we are doing in class.

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                                  4.0

                                  Superior moderate-speed film

                                  By Efo

                                  from Bay Area

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable Tonal Range
                                  • Scans Well
                                  • Sharp

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artwork
                                    • Pre-1960's Cameras
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                                    With the loss of Plus-X Pan, T-Max 100 is the remaining Kodak black-and-white film in the moderate speed range that is so suitable for older cameras (those without very high shutter speeds). It's a wonderful film, with greater linearity in the darks than Plus-X had.

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                                    5.0

                                    Wonderful

                                    By ssblackprints

                                    from philly

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Reliable Tonal Range
                                    • Sharp

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Action Shots
                                      • Photojournalism

                                      Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                                      Wonderful film produces great tones

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                                      4.0

                                      SHOOT FILM!!!!

                                      By SteveJ

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Reliable Tonal Range
                                      • Scans Well
                                      • Sharp

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artwork
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                                        Nothing looks like this stuff!!! No after-market photoshop filter, no instagram... NOTHING!!!!

                                        If you love photo, and don't have an old 35mm SLR film camera... GET ONE!! AND SHOOT SOME OF THIS STUFF!!!

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                                        5.0

                                        A film for today's film users

                                        By Leica User

                                        from Crown Point, Indiana

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                                              Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                                              I'm an old film photographer. Image quality has always been my overriding consideration. Back in the day, Panatomic-X was my favorite followed by Plus-X. I used Tri-X when I had to but the slower, finer grained films were always my first choice. T-Max 100, and even 400, give me the quality of image I'm looking for.

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                                              5.0

                                              Classic

                                              By Tack

                                              from Central Coast, CA

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                                              • Sharp

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Artwork
                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about Kodak TMX 135-36 T-Max 100 Professional Black & White Print Film (ISO-100):

                                                Always delivers great tones, detail, and grain.

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