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

(based on 186 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (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 (118)
  • Reproduces well (105)
  • Accurate (104)
  • Scans well (86)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Artwork (95)
  • Photojournalism (89)
  • Travel (81)
  • Action shots (46)
  • Home (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (51), Pro photographer (36), Photo enthusiast (35), Photography student (18), Casual photographer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (122)

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

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

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        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

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        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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                          5.0

                          Tri-X Same as Before

                          By ColColt

                          from Knoxville, TN

                          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):

                            I hadn't shot Tri-X 120 in quite a few years and decided to try it again. I felt the formula/emulsiono could have changed over the years and wasn't sute as to a suitable developer but decided to go back to my old standby, HC-110. I wasn't disappointed.

                            There was a contrasty day when I made that test roll and decided to shoot at ASA 250 and developed in HC-110 Dilution H. It brought out the shadow areas and gave a great tonal range as it use to. There were no fears about my favorite 400 speed film changing to any drastic measure and I was quite pleased with the outcome. I think it's as good as it ever was.

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                            5.0

                            My Favorite Black and White Film

                            By August

                            from Saint Paul

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Travel

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

                              I have only used Tri X in 120 form, and I have never been let down. My images are always consistent as long as I am consistent with my exposure and development. I really enjoy the flexibility of this film. I regularly shoot this at box speed and 800, but I have shot a few successful rolls at 1600 as well. It is a little tricky to find good developing times with HC 110 today, but with a little experimentation it all works out.

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