Kodak Tri-X 400 - 120 Film
Our Price: £11.00 GBP100186
A truly legendary film, Kodak Tri-X was first introduced in 1940 in sheet film - meaning it is approaching it's 80th birthday!
Key to its longevity has been its flexibility - photographers can take it 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.
Sometimes called 400 tx, TriX or 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) stephanie carter
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 120 B&W ISO 400 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
The classic! One and only. Started as a all-weather photojournalist's film, this unique, rough, high contrast film stock became the number one choice for artists. Developed in HC110 makes your images pop. Likes Rodinal too!
I waited to try this for a while and while my exposures were not as they should have been it was enough of an experience to make me put another couple of rolls through soon. Developed in ID-11 the tonal range was the most striking thing for me and the details captured were remarkable for a 400 film.
One of the first B&W films I used some decades ago now and it was great to use it again in my Hasselblad 503CW. The tones it delivers are magnificent, coupled to its wide aperture tolerance and ability to be pushed easily to ISO1600, producing beautiful fine grain. It also works very well with red, orange and yellow filters. Highly recommended for a wide variety of subject genres.
Tri-X is one of the great all-round emulsions as is clear from the fact that it has been on the market for decades. If you like grain, try pushing it to ISO1600! I prefer to use it in 120 format, especially in my vintage folding cameras, as that gives me the speed to be able to stop the camera down and thus compensates for having to zone focus, and the large negative size to give a nice clean image. Add a yellow filter to give the image oodles of contrast and punch.