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KodakProfessional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film)
 
4.9

(based on 153 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (105)
  • Consistent (96)
  • Reproduces well (89)
  • Accurate (86)
  • Scans well (68)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork (85)
    • Photojournalism (77)
    • Travel (67)
    • Action shots (38)
    • Home (28)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (44), Pro photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (27), Photography student (16), Casual photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (96)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    what can be said about Tri-X?

    I will limit my review on Tri-X to information that will be useful to a photographer that develops their own film.

    Pros: Tri-X has been around for so long it evolved into...Read complete review

    I will limit my review on Tri-X to information that will be useful to a photographer that develops their own film.

    Pros: Tri-X has been around for so long it evolved into the industry standard for what a 400 speed film should deliver. It is tried and true; great tonal range, consistent, and dependable.

    Cons: It has a stubborn magenta stain and is prone to very pronouced curling.

    Despite the two cons listed above I am still giving this film 5 stars. The reason is because the film's ability to capture an image is independent, and not compromised, by these two problems; magenta stains eventually come out with patience and a stack of books flattens any curl with enough time.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Do not purchase!

    I have worked in the darkroom on and off for over 20 years. I first used the 35-mm version of Tri-X when I started practicing photography, and fell in love with it....Read complete review

    I have worked in the darkroom on and off for over 20 years. I first used the 35-mm version of Tri-X when I started practicing photography, and fell in love with it. About a year ago, I got a medium format camera, and purchased many rolls of Trx-X 120. Sadly, many of the rolls are damaged. What seemed to be a light leak (I thought the camera had issues), it is a very uniform vertical band that in some rolls is light and in others dark. Very few rolls are fine. One of my fellow photographers also noticed issues with the TMAX-120.
    It seems like Kodak was not putting a lot of attention at quality at the end of their days of producing film.
    Please, do not purchase if you want to create great memories or if your work is serious.
    I gave it one star because I could not give it zero.

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    5.0

    best deal on this film

    By Mike

    from Baltimore, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

    Excellent film- of course- but at the best price I've been able to find. I use Tri-x 120 in a variety of antique and converted pinhole cameras, so the ability to push the film is useful. B&H has the best price I've found.

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    5.0

    Love the grain

    By Mattz

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

    Started shooting film when I was given a Rollei. Tri X is my favorite---love the look. Also wide exposure latitude.

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    5.0

    Kodak 120

    By Gigi

    from San Francisco

    Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

    This film is perfect for Holga use. Just the right amount of grain, and good all around exposure

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    5.0

    Just about the perfect B&W film

    By Kevin Rose

    from Boulder, Colorado

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Good Tonal Range
    • Reproduces Well
    • Scans Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Photojournalism

      Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

      I love this film and it just sings in the 120mm form. I have seen comparisons between scans of this and 20 megapixel B&W out of a LEICA and the film makes you question why you would bother with the digital world.

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      5.0

      Excellent Filmroll

      By Shooter

      from Eastvale, CA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Reproduces Well
      • Scans Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

        Amazing tonal range of Black and white images, Superb.

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        5.0

        Kodak wonderful film

        By Patou

        from Quebec,Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Good Tonal Range
        • Reproduces Well
        • Scans Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Artwork
          • Home
          • Photojournalism
          • Sports Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

          The best film in the world thats all.....

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          • No

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          4.0

          Old reliable

          By Gary

          from Saint John, NB, Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Sharp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photojournalism
            • Travel

            Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

            One of the sharpest B+W films out there. Consistent and reliable. This is an industry standard for a reason.

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            4.0

            good

            By kathryn

            from turnersville

            Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

            Good film for beginner photography class

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            4.0

            Nice

            By Dale

            from Dallas, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Reproduces Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork

              Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

              Got some nice quality black and white photos with this film. Would buy again.

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              5.0

              Great Film

              By Kashlew

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Good Tonal Range
              • Reproduces Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork
                • Travel

                Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                This is my first time shooting 120 and I find this film easy and fun to use. My pictures look great! I'm using an old TLR with no flash.

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                5.0

                Great Film - The Standard

                By EMnStephen

                from NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Consistent
                • Good Tonal Range
                • Reproduces Well

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Action Shots
                • Artwork
                • Photojournalism
                • Sports Photography
                • Travel

                Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                The standard in film photography!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Right Tool, Right Job

                By Pokey7285

                from Alexandria, VA

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tonal Range
                • Reproduces Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork

                  Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                  Really enjoy the feel of loading 120 Tri-X 400 into my Pentax 645. It just works!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Meg

                  from Lancaster, PA

                  Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                  Always impressed with the quality of images shot on this film. Even when shot in my little holga, I get a beautiful end product.

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                  5.0

                  What's not to love?

                  By ESB

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tonal Range
                  • Scans Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork
                    • Photojournalism

                    Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                    It's Tri-X. Fantastic exposure latitude, reasonably controlled grain, that certain atmosphere that is Tri-X...

                    Most of my experience with Tri-X is in 35mm--I just started shooting 645. The tonality, as expected, is even better on a bigger negative. And Kodak still sells pro-packs of the 120 film.

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                    5.0

                    the only b&w film.to shoot

                    By joe r

                    from san francisco bay area

                    Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                    Love the grain and tonal range

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                    5.0

                    Favorite black and white thus far!

                    By Akiremae

                    from Honolulu, Hawaii

                    Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                    Great grain and well versatile film. Able to push stops during times of difficult lighting adventures.

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                    5.0

                    film purchase

                    By elihu

                    from Ocean springs MS

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                      though it took awhile for the backorder to be filled, I understand and I appreciate being kept informed so I didn;t fall into "now or never again" thinking.

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                      5.0

                      Classic

                      By zbassist

                      from Cincinnati, OH

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tonal Range
                      • Reproduces Well
                      • Scans Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscapes
                        • Street Portraits

                        Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                        I've only been at this a couple of years but I've tried several films and I'm still coming back to Tri-X 400. I like the grain, etc. For landscapes I'll sometimes use some old Efke 25 but still....

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                        5.0

                        The Standard

                        By ProPhotoGuy

                        from Seattle

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                              Let's just admit it the world of B/W photography is built on Tri-X, it is the bedrock. Lock and load this into you MF, pull out the Gossen, set, and fire away; you cannot fail to take amazing photographs. Develop the negs yourself and feel the joy of what you have created.

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                              5.0

                              Favorite Film

                              By aberuiz

                              from austin, tx

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Reproduces Well
                              • Scans Well

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork

                                Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film):

                                By far, my most shot film. When I'm looking to create some black and white photos, it's almost a guarantee that it'll be Tri-X. Not grain free, but also, not distracting. I love the contrast of this film.

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