Why process T-max CN film in B&W developer? Because you can!

I found about 20 rolls of Tmax 400 CN film. This film is a monochromatic film that is processed in C41 chemistry. Since the film was 120 the number of places that process the film have decreased considerably in recent years. Rather than deal with the expense and hassle of finding a processor I started doing a little research and found that some people got results processing the film in d76. So I tried processing several rolls in d76 for 14 minutes at 70 degrees F. The processed film has a brownish mask but scans surprisingly well. I wouldn’t suggest you use this combination for important photos but it works well enough if you’re just having fun. I tried processing one roll in HC110 and got a denser negative that was not as sharp and much grainier. All images were photographed with a twin lens Rolliflex. The samples below were all scanned with an Epson v500. The last image of the woman was processed in HC110.

Council Bluffs Cemetery tmax 400cn film developed in d76

Council Bluffs Cemetery
tmax 400cn film developed in d76

Council Bluffs cemetery photographed with tmax 400CN film

Council Bluffs cemetery photographed with tmax 400CN film

Old Pontiac photographed with Tmax400 CN processed in d7

Old Pontiac photographed with Tmax400 CN processed in d7

Fort Atkinson re-inactor photographed with Tmax 400CN

Fort Atkinson re-inactor photographed with Tmax 400CN

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