Kodak Tri-X 400 - 35mm Film
Our Price: £9.75 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!
This is my favourite black and white film I've used so far. The detail is fantastic, very thin grain, and the contrast in the photos is just perfect. It's especially good for street photography and architecture, but honestly, it worked beautifully in every scenario for me.
Before buying it I was sceptical about this film. There was so much hype about it, I read people praising it as the best black and white film out there etc. And, to be honest, I don't see much difference between most of the b&w films on the market. But Kodak Tri-X is a really amazing film! It renders punchy photos with high contrast but still retaining the subtle tonalities. It's sharp, retains a great amount of detail and has a rather distinct but very pleasant grain. Use Tri-X if you want your everyday photos look like taken by one of the B&W classics like Cartier-Bresson, it has so much character!
I can see why this film has stuck around for so long! I got a roll when in The Netherlands as an emergency B&W film and now it'll be a mainstay of my B&W photography. It simply comes out brilliantly.
I had never shot Tri x before now, So I invested in 5 rolls and am so happy with the results, I metered at 800 and developed at 1600.
I’ve been shooting HP5 for just over a year now. I decided I needed a bit of a change for once and so purchased a roll of Tri-X. After developing the roll at home, I was shocked that I hadn’t given any attention to this film before! What incredible results! Although HP5 has a firm place in my heart, I will definitely be splitting my time with rolls of Tri-X now.