Large format images with Kodak TMAX 100

Three photos for today’s post shot with the Sinar Norma 4×5 view camera and Kodak TMAX 100 film.

Shooting large format is a process I enjoy more and more, its completely different than any other camera system, and it requires time, patience and concentration. It took me two days to make three images, since you choose very carefully your subjects. I have also shot a few slides with the Norma but it will take some time before I have them developed (since I am going to shoot some more before I send the whole batch to the lab for development).

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

I developed the TMAX sheets with R09 developer (same as Rodinal). Its very economic but I found that it lacks the quality and resolution I get with TMAX or DD-X developer.

(Sinar Norma 4×5, Schneider Symmar-S 150mm f/5.6, Kodak TMAX 100)

I still haven’t gotten deep into the use of movements, most times I will use rise/fall and tilt, so I have not utilized yet the great movements versatility of the monorail camera. The Norma is a fantastic camera, although being a monorail is a little bit difficult to use in the field. Still, its quite light and much cheaper than a field camera.

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

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