Kodak Tri-X Film 120 B&W ISO 400
Our Price: £7.00 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.
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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 Kodak Tri-X Film 120 B&W ISO 400 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
Traditionally I've used Ilford stock as my go-to for b&w work, because well that's just kind of what they do - b&w film and paper. I've used Kodak for colour negative film in the past so decided that I was going to try this by now very famous b&w film of theirs to see how I got on (in part inspired by a good price on the 5 roll packs of 120 flavour on Analogue Wonderland!). Needless to say the Tri-X did not disappoint. I think I actually prefer the overall contrast it gives to something like HP5 and Delta 400. The negatives seem to have a bit more punch, whereas my HP5 negs are slightly flatter. As always, these things are down to preference of course, but I'm certainly going to (and have been already) be shooting more Tri-X in the future.
More of an ilford HP5 guy myself, but I have no problem at all shooting this. Very versatile, can be pushed up to 1600iso no problem at all and can be shot in bright or low lighting conditions.
With so many photographers in history using and backing this film, it goes without saying, it is a truly great film.
I’d say Tri-x has a “smoother” looking grain structure than that of Ilford HP5 in my eyes, but strokes/folks.
I’ll be leaving reviews throughout the website with pictures for full frame scans, so if you’re like me who loves to see the entire image and border, you can see what the results will be like.
Whether with 35mm or 120 film TriX never disappoints with its quality, contrast, and richness of a monochrome image. I use it a lot for my portrait work and it's given me some stunning moody images.
I started using Tri-X 400 about two years ago because a) I needed a more versatile fast option and b) the demise of Acros and the rumours around Fujifilm made me reconsider future film choices.
I have used it mostly is low light situations, pushed to either EI800 or EI1600 and I find the results are very dramatic, with good solid blacks and whites which I like. I've also used it in daylight and bright sunshine at box speed, allbeit not as much. Again, faithful results come out but just not quite as punchy which is equally desirable in certain conditions. Basically, whatever look you want, you can achieve through a combination of either box, pulled or pushed shooting. It always seems to deliver good results and is very dependable which is a big reason why I like it. And given its long history and the fact it is Kodaks biggest selling film, I can't imagine it is going anywhere anytime soon.