Kodak Tri-X 400 - 30.5m Bulk Roll 35mm

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Bulk Roll of the iconic Kodak emulsion, 30.5 metres of 35mm film, perforated and ready to be cut down into individual rolls.

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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Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Length: 30.5m
Pack size: 1


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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.

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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 bulk roll of Kodak Tri-X Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of bulk 35mm film photography!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ian T
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Street Photography
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Superb Character Film

For me, with black & white film for everyday use, the choice is always going to be HP5 or Tri-X? The Kodak emulsion is significantly more expensive, so is it worth the upgrade?
For me - the answer is yes. HP5 is a great "do it all" film. Coupled with DD-X it will happily shoot at 400 and show very little grain. Pushing to 800/1600 is still very doable without significant image degradation. By contrast (pun intended!), Tri-X is a much punchier film which makes it really good if you want a more dramatic image, or a "feel" to the overall shot. Both DD-X and HC-110 enhance the grain, and at 800 it gives a really gritty look that (IMO) makes it great for Street Photography. At 1600 you get serious "atmosphere" (i.e. big chunks of grain) that never looks bad.
There is very much a "look and feel" to Tri-X that just isn't there with HP5. But if I wanted a soft flattering portrait, I'd pick Ilford every time
The bulk roll certainly makes Tri-X easier on the pocket but unless it's on sale, it's only the smallest bit easier! The additional benefit of being able to make short rolls (12, 18 or 24) also helps. If this was down at £6-£7 a roll I'd shoot a lot more but at £9 it's quite expensive. Unless you do what I did and wait 'till it's on sale and grab 2 bulk rolls!!

Christian Werner
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
You chose the number of exposures

TriX is classic. The opportunity to chose the number of exposures is a nice gimmick!

Rudolf ROSCH
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Travel, Low light/Night
Trix bulk 35mm

Very Nice film !