Kodak Tri-X 400 35mm B&W Film
Our Price: £8.50 GBP100185
A truly legendary film, Kodak Tri-X was first introduced in 1940 in sheet film — meaning it is approaching its 80th birthday! Key to its longevity has been its flexibility. Photographers can take Kodak Tri-X 400 film into a variety of lighting situations and recover highlights and shadows or generate different grain feel through processing choices.
It has been the first choice for many top photographers over its lifespan. In fact, when Kodak went through bankruptcy and restructuring in 2012, Don McCullin panic-bought 150 rolls in case it didn’t survive the turmoil! Fortunately for Mr. McCullin and every other photographer, Tri-X did survive and is still available fresh in both 35mm and 120 formats.
It’s sometimes called 400 tx, Trix or Kodak 400TX.
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Kodak - properly known as Kodak Eastman - was founded in America in 1888 and dominated the "Western" world of photography for the next 100 years, constantly in fierce rivalry with the Japanese Fuji. Similarly to Fuji the advent of digital photography at the turn of the century caused significant financial problems. A late attempt to win in the compact market was hit by the rise of mobile photography and bankruptcy followed in 2012. Fortunately the photography business has survived under the Kodak Alaris name - based in Hertfordshire, England - and they have delighted the analogue industry by pledging continued support for film production and the promise of bringing back old favourite emulsions.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Kodak
Sample shots (c) Osamu Kaneko
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Kodak Tri-X Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Great contrast, excellent grain. A very reliable film and easy to use. If only it were a bit cheaper....
I like the tonal range and the contrast (I do always use an orange or even red filter though). At 400 ISO I prefer the grain of this over HP5, however, HP5 is cheaper and still excellent, so that will remain my go-to.
I bought this film for my first attempt at old-fashioned SLR photography and home developing - very nice result.
Since going back to film HP5 has been my go to stock, but I thought I would try Tri-x for a change. I must say I enjoyed it very much. If it's price was the same as HP5 I think I would be contemplating jumping ship and moving over to Tri-X.
As it is, I will keep going back to it for a change now and again.