Sinar Norma 4×5 view camera with Kodak TMAX 100

Its been a busy week, so I didnt post as often as I usually do. I had the chance last weekend to shoot my Sinar Norma 4×5 camera with Kodak TMAX 100 film. A very fine grained film which gave me very good results in both medium format and 35mm cameras.

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(Sinar Norma 4×5, Nikkor 90mm f/8 SW, Kodak TMAX 100)

This particular subject was suitable for employing the movements of a view camera. I used both rise/fall and tilt movements in order to ensure that the whole area would be in focus and also absent of any distortion. On these subjects the view camera really shines.

I developed the film using the TMAX developer (actually my last bottle of it, next time I will probably rely on my very familiar Ilfotec DD-X which also has given me great results with TMAX 100).

The range of tonality is really great and indeed this is a very fine grained film.

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(Sinar Norma 4×5, Schneider Symmar-S 210mm f/5.6, Kodak TMAX 100)

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(Sinar Norma 4×5, Schneider Symmar-S 210mm f/5.6, Kodak TMAX 100)

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2 Responses to Sinar Norma 4×5 view camera with Kodak TMAX 100

  1. Angus says:

    Great initial results. Still have to develop the shots I took last week. Even tried to use my Fujinon 450mm 12.5 in a howling wind – suspect that shot won’t be very sharp!

    • kbesios says:

      Thank you ! I really like the look of TMAX (of course I still haven’t shot any FP4 which has more traditional look). I’d like to see your photos when developed. As for the wind, even my heavy monorail on my heavy Manfrotto tripod at some cases was hard to keep completely still !! (Hanging a bag under the tripod really gave me more stability).

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