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

(based on 188 reviews)

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    (172)

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    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (128)
  • Consistent (119)
  • Reproduces well (105)
  • Accurate (104)
  • Scans well (86)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Artwork (96)
  • Photojournalism (89)
  • Travel (82)
  • Action shots (46)
  • Home (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (51), Photo enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (36), Photography student (18), Casual photographer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (123)

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

Exceptional

By Nick

from Cleveland

Verified Buyer

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

I don't think there's a more popular film out there. This is a wonderful product. Tri-x is incredibly versatile, and you can use it for just about everything. Because there's so much surface area on a medium format negative, and because the negative doesn't need to be enlarged as much to produce a print, the grain remains very fine even on large prints. It may be a reach, but I'd say an enlargement from a medium format Tri-X negative gives the same fine grain appearance as an enlargement of the same size from a 35mm T-Max 400 negative while retaining the beautiful contrast of Tri-X.

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5.0

Still a classic

By sljoseph

from Rockwall, TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork
    • Travel

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

    I've been using Tri-X for as long as I've been shooting and the film can be relied on to give the same results each and every roll.

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    5.0

    Works well

    By Sh

    from Maryland

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

    It was easy to use.

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    5.0

    great product

    By photo pete

    from Sidney,ME

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Refreshing to be able find film from a reliable source.

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        5.0

        Very Nice Film, but Difficult to Spool on 620

        By Cris

        from Indiana

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Spooling Troubles

        Best Uses

        • Landscape
        • Still Life
        • Travel

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

        I really enjoyed using this film. I was a little unsure if it was worth the extra money as opposed to the Holga 120 film, but it was. I have been using this with my Hawkeye Brownie and respooling on a 620 spool. This film makes beautiful pictures and negatives. My only complaint with this film is the fact that it has been difficult to start on the spool every time. I usually have to try winding and then take the camera apart and pull the leader to get it to start properly. During this process I always feel very close to the exposures, but it has not caused a problem yet. Overall a very good film and well worth the price and difficulty spooling.

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        5.0

        Great film....

        By MLO

        from Boston, Ma

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Photojournalism
          • Sports Photography
          • Travel

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

          Great film with amazing latitude... Great for all purpose shooting, nice grain structure... Used this all the time in photojournalism prior to Fuji Press 800

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          5.0

          Great film choice but...

          By Chris

          from LV

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

          The only downer is Kodak does not produce this film anymore. However the ilford b&w is a great alternative. The film I got has a couple more years before it expires which is fine. However for continuity sake I will stick with ilford.

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          5.0

          Excellent Film

          By Matthew Brown

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Curly

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Home
          • Photojournalism
          • Travel

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

          After coming into a free Kalloflex TLR, I bought some Tri-X, some Sprint photochemicals, and ventured out into Boston. The first role blew me away. Yes, the camera is great, but the Tri-X brought me right back to photo class in High School. Low grain (appears to be about ISO 800-1000 on my D800), fairly sharp, and awesome contrast.

          Samples are home processed and scanned on a V600 at 3200 downsized to 1600.

          Negs curled a bit, but that was due to low humidity. I put a humidifier in my bathroom, and within minutes the film was straighter than a Mormon on a Sunday.

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          5.0

          Excellent results

          By Ryan

          from Baytown, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Good Tonal Range
          • Scans Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Travel

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

            I have used this film in 35mm for years, but more recently tried it in 120, and it did not disappoint. You simply cannot go wrong with this film. I was amazed at the detail and contrast in the 120 film.

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            5.0

            Classic, great film

            By Timothy

            from Bethlehem, PA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Good Tonal Range
            • Reproduces Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I'm going to start off saying I have limited experience with b&w film, but more extensive experience with digital. I have used this in a Mamiya 6 with all three focal lengths . In comparison to a slower film it does have noticeable grain, however when enlarging to 8x10s it reproduces perfectly. All enlargements done with a bestir 45mx.

                I cannot say anything about scanning quality, as I do not have access to a scanner.

                As ever, tri-x is a great standard. The 135 film size works great as well, with my that being my main setup for film photography.

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                5.0

                Products from BH

                By Anna

                from Atlanta Georgia

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

                Great product. Came so quickly. Free shipping. Love this website for all my daughters needs for art school photography

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                5.0

                The best

                By C the Producer

                from NYC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • 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):

                  Indoor professional shoot

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great for Night Shots

                  By 120 user

                  from san francisco

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tonal Range
                  • Scans Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Dramatic tones! I used it at night and twilight conditions on a very cloudy day. Even under long exposures, all my shots look great! Nothing bad to say about it. I would definitely get this again since it's one of the more reasonably priced BW 120 film.

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                      5.0

                      Go to film for black and white photography

                      By SienaBob

                      from Tecumseh, Michigan

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Cannot Be Beat
                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tonal Range
                      • Reproduces Well
                      • Scans Well

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Fine Art
                      • Nature
                      • Portraiture
                      • Street
                      • Travel

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

                      Has never let me down in fifty years of photography

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Classic greatnees

                      By Foothold

                      from Michigan

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

                      Can't beat it. I hope Kodak makes this for the rest of my life!!!!!

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                      5.0

                      This is the only Film you will ever need!

                      By Zone1man

                      from Ohio Outerlands

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        From shooting weddings to photographing nudes, this is your film!
                        Best consistant tonal range and Quality in 40 years I have been using it!

                        Develop in HC-110 for beautiful Platinum Prints!

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                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By Tenn

                        from Alaska

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

                        Such a good price, so glad I found a place with good film too

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                        5.0

                        Beyond Please

                        By Liv C.

                        from Brooklyn

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

                        Since moving from the west to the east to broaden my photographic content, I needed somewhere to entrust my consumership. My old mom and pop photo shop in my hometown still held a place in my heart, simply by the relationship we built over the years. B&H although big and crowded still provides the great service I got back home. And although it's not as intimate I do see myself shopping for my equipment in the near future.

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                        5.0

                        great film and price

                        By JKovarik

                        from Penland, NC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fine Art
                          • Landscape
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Portrait
                          • Travel

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

                          Use this for all medium format, in any camera

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful film

                          By GCNPHILLY

                          from Newtown Square, PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tonal Range

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Photojournalism

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

                            Loved using the quality of this film. Would recommend for sure.

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                            • No

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