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

(based on 147 reviews)

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    (2)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (103)
  • Consistent (94)
  • Reproduces well (86)
  • Accurate (83)
  • Scans well (65)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork (83)
    • Photojournalism (74)
    • Travel (65)
    • Action shots (37)
    • Home (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (42), Pro photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (27), Photography student (15), Casual photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (93)

    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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    4.0

    Old reliable

    By Gary

    from Saint John, NB, Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

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

      Good film for beginner photography class

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      4.0

      Nice

      By Dale

      from Dallas, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Reproduces Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork

        Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 120 Black and White Negative 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

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        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Good Tonal Range
        • Reproduces Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Travel

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

          The standard in film photography!

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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 400 120 Black and White Negative 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 400 120 Black and White Negative 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 400 120 Black and White Negative 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 400 120 Black and White Negative 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 400 120 Black and White Negative 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

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              Pros

              • Accurate

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photojournalism

                Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 120 Black and White Negative 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 400 120 Black and White Negative 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

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                        Comments about Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 120 Black and White Negative 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 400 120 Black and White Negative 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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                          5.0

                          Always my go-to BW film

                          By thatcliffguy

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          Verified Buyer

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

                          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 400 120 Black and White Negative Film:

                            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 400 120 Black and White Negative Film:

                            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 400 120 Black and White Negative Film:

                              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 400 120 Black and White Negative Film:

                                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

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Consistent
                                • Reproduces Well

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • It's Just The Best

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

                                  Very good film with amazing grain texture.

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