Tag: Tmax Developer

City Hall

It’s always a good exercise to try to find a different perspective on a subject that’s been done to death. Not sure if I succeeded.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar lens with red filter
Kodak TMax 400 film

The Siren Call of Ultrawide

A few years ago I traded away a Voigtlander 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar as part of a deal. It was a good trade, but I recently felt a pining for that super wide focal length, so I bought a newer version of the lens (M-mount vs LTM, and it takes filters). I tried it out for the first time last Saturday at High Park, Toronto.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar Aspherical II lens
Kodak TMax 400 developed in TMax Developer 1+4

Portrait By the Window

I took this portrait recently with my 1945-50 vintage Voiglander Bessa 66 folding medium format camera. There were a number of reasons why this image should not have turned out: this is a scale focus camera (meaning you have to judge the distance), and I was shooting wide open; no margin for error. I was also pushing HP5+ to EI 1600 for the first time. But what I got was one of my favourite portraits of the year!

Voigtlander Bessa 66 camera (Color-Skopar 75mm/f3.5 lens)
Ilford HP5+ @EI 1600 (developed in TMax developer 1+4)