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KodakProfessional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400)
 
4.9

(based on 142 reviews)

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    (129)

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    (10)

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    (2)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (101)
  • Consistent (90)
  • Reproduces well (83)
  • Accurate (80)
  • Scans well (65)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork (80)
    • Photojournalism (72)
    • Travel (62)
    • Action shots (36)
    • Home (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (41), Pro photographer (29), Photo enthusiast (26), Photography student (14), Casual photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (89)

    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

    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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

      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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

      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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

        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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

        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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

        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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

          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

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscapes
            • Street Portraits

            Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

            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

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                  Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                  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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                    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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                    5.0

                    Always my go-to BW film

                    By thatcliffguy

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                    Love this film. Always a nice grain and sharp.

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                    5.0

                    BEST FILM FOR PUSHING AND PULLING

                    By Joe Carrotta Photography

                    from new hyde park

                    About Me Semi-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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                      You can't beat this film. thats it. Pushing and pulling this film is amazing.

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                      5.0

                      If I were Bonnie, tri-x 400 is my Clyde.

                      By Keeto

                      from Utah

                      Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                      Kodak tri-x 400 is my main man. I shoot this in the studio, I shoot this on location, I shoot this in my holga, on vacation and with any kind of light. This film has saved my butt countless times. I've pushed it with no problems and excellent results. I've been known to botch a photo or two and have been able to pull a lot out of this film post process. Contrast is wonderful as is the grain. If I Had to pick only one film to use for the rest of my life this would be it.

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                      5.0

                      Classic

                      By Coelacanth72

                      from Flavor Country

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Action Shots
                        • Artwork
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                        What's there to say? Good ol Tri-X always delivers, one of the most versitile, high quality films out there. In 120 the grain just vanishes.

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                        4.0

                        Very pleased with this film

                        By Jason

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                          I have found this film to be a bit more contrasty than Ilford HP-5. It's great for general street photography. Recently, I've started using this for long exposures and it seems to work ok, however I think any fault here was my own and not the film's because I didn't calculate the reciprocity failure rate for this film. I would recommend this film if you like contrasty photos.

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                          5.0

                          Great Grain

                          By Dave the Prophet

                          from Dripping Springs, Texas

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Consistent
                          • Reproduces Well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • It's Just The Best

                            Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                            Very good film with amazing grain texture.

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                            5.0

                            Great film

                            By Will

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                            Lots of shadow detail, very flexible film can push 2 stops with good results

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                            5.0

                            Consistent Developing

                            By Wild West Photo

                            from Madison, WI

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork

                              Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                              Film creates great quality negatives. Clear and consistent.

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                              5.0

                              first time use

                              By Drew

                              from Corvallis, Oregon U.S.A.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                film is as avertised, I am using it with my grandfathers old kodak brownie hawkeye, so I can not speak for the results of the film, being that the camera is not the highest quality, but I do recomend checking into finding someone to process your film if you do not do it yourself, this is not something that can be taken to your local drug store.

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                                5.0

                                Nice all around B&W film

                                By JBPhoto

                                from MA

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Photojournalism
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                  There's a reason this is one of the most popular B&W films of all time. Crisp, fine grain, great latitude. Tends to be a bit more contrasty than Illford HP4 in my experience. So I use both depending on the situation. Only con is the thinner ad curlier base makes it more difficult to load in the can for processing...I've wrinkled negatives before trying to roll it on the developing spool. Gets easier with practice though and worht the effort.

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                                  1.0

                                  Do not purchase!

                                  By FotoAlexandria

                                  from Alexandria, VA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Light Leaks
                                    • Poor Quality

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400):

                                    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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