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!
I used Tri-X solely for a project for my masters degree and it is extremely versatile and one of my favourite films. It's grain is fine enough that I could produce decent sized prints but also retain that classic look that you expect from a high speed film. I've managed to push this up to ISO 3200 before and get good results - 100% recommend.
I have to admit I had never used Tri-X before and always opted before for HP5 or Delta 400. I cant believe how long I have been missing out. It will now become a go to film. Good contrast nice grain but crisp and sharp.
I developed it in Rodinal 1 to 50 for 13mins.
I am using this film only for low light situations. Exposed @1250 this film is giving great results developed in Duo-Step (Diafine). If You haven't tried it in this combination, I encourage You to do so.
Bought a few rolls while in Vietnam. Was really happy with the results. Held up being in a very hot backpack for months before being developed as well.