Kodak Tri-X 400 - 35mm Film - 24exp

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 Description

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. 

Also available in 36 exposures here

Specification

Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 24
Pack size: 1

  

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 24 exposures today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

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Stala Gavrielides
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract
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Classic B+W

I haven’t shot Tri-X film in decades and had forgotten how good it is but this was the first time I popped it into the plastic fantastic Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim (the most toy like camera I’ve ever used) - with a fixed len, aperture and shutter speed the film deliver some lovely shots and I’m still amazed!
I love the grain, contrast and mid tones of this film so I recommend you try a roll, preferably the 36 exp!

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Ryan Learoyd
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE FILM

Genuinely not just my favourite black and white film but also my all time favourite film. Just the right contrast & magical grain. It was even my first ever roll that I developed myself. Pics from that roll are in the review

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Ben M.
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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I love everything about this film

Tri-X has the archetypal look of documentary photography and photojournalism. I love the contrast, grain and rich tones of the film. It's a fairly fast film so is easy to use indoors using available light. The only thing I don't love about it is the price; I usually use Ilford film, which is significantly cheaper.

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Phoebe Larner
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Add a red filter and you won't look back!

I love Kodak Tri-X for its versatility, subtle grain and fantastic range in both portrait and street photography. I decided to pair it with a red filter and the results are fantastic. The sharpness and contrasts paired to this classic black and white Kodak film is honestly one of my personal favourite rolls yet to be developed. A must-have staple bnw for every photographer, whether new or experienced.

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Peter
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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Classic Film in a Convenient Size

Well, what can I say that you don't already know? It's classic Tri-X in 24 exposures, possibly the most convenient size (at least for me). I like the ability to push or give special treatment to a roll of film, then move on to another location or situation so having 24 exposures suits me perfectly - many times I feel 36 is just too many when I'm out and about and different exposures are required depending on the time of day and scene. But this is only based around my personal use, others may feel different.
The film itself is exactly what you expect. Rich inky tones, a classic look, reasonable grain (just enough to give character without being at all objectionable). Pushing ability is very respectable too - I do think HP5 is a better pusher and retains more shadow detail but Tri-X does certainly still have it's charm when shot at 800 and 1600. It's already a film with respectful contrast so pushing exaggerates that in a very unique way allowing you to capture some very distinctive images. This sample picture was shot at 800 on a harsh sunny day through spiky tree branches - most films would show high contrast with that combination but I feel it shows off the Tri-X contrast particularly well so you can get a feel of what it's like.
If I had one criticism it's the price for Tri-X overall. It's a quality film no doubt, but I'm wondering if the quality is worth the price it's at now and if the price is just based around the name "Tri-X" and it's history. If it was produced by another company, under another name, would we still pay as much?
Do not let that put you off though. If you find it cheap, go ahead and get some. If it's regular price....well the occasional special occasion won't hurt. It's all up to you to decide if it's your kind of film or not.