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KodakTXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets)
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (13)
  • Reliable tonal range (12)
  • Sharp (11)
  • Accurate (10)
  • Scans well (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Artwork (7)
  • Action shots (5)
  • Photojournalism (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Portraits (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Long Live Tri-X!

What can I say about Tri-X?
It's still the greatest,especially in large format.
It gives me the best tonal range of all the films I have tried over the last...Read complete review

What can I say about Tri-X?
It's still the greatest,especially in large format.
It gives me the best tonal range of all the films I have tried over the last 37yrs.I have used 320 in medium and large format,and 400 in 35.
I shoot mostly people in studio and available light(where 320 really shines),giving me that extra stop in open shade with 8x10.
It unfortunately it is getting harder to find ,except at B&H!
A note to Kodak:Don't take my Tri-X away like you did my Kodachrome 25!
Tri-X 320 is still the best product Kodak ever made.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great film - Terrible price!

I've been using this film for thirty years but like many feel little choice but to switch over to their U.K. competitor as the price of 8x10" Tri-X in no longer within...Read complete review

I've been using this film for thirty years but like many feel little choice but to switch over to their U.K. competitor as the price of 8x10" Tri-X in no longer within reason. A few months ago the cost of these boxes went up 50% overnight! These boxes are effectively now double the price of the competitions equivalent! As a long term Tri-X sheet film user I feel insulted by pricing policies which are completely out of line with the market.

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5.0

Universally admired film

By Mjbphoto

from NY, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Reliable Tonal Range
  • Scans Well
  • Sharp

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork

    Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

    For photographers who work in black and white film, Tri-X is legendary, a standard. It is the film all photography schools use to teach photography. It is versatile and especially is the very large format, yield images great image quality where increased grain is not an issue.

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    5.0

    Still the Very Best

    By Robert

    from Brewster, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Scans Well
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraiture

      Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

      As long as Tri-X is still available, I will keep using it, despite the fact that 8x10 Tri-X is expensive. No other film delivers the tonal quality I look for in a black and white film.

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      5.0

      UNBEATABLE

      By SILVERPRINTSORDIE

      from MICHIGAN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Reliable Tonal Range
      • Sharp

      Cons

      • Cost10 Sheet Box

      Best Uses

      • Artwork

      Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

      This is the finest black and white 8x10 sheet film available today.
      There is no equal. The thick KODAK ESTAR base is extremely stable and handles drastic shifts in temperature with great reliability. The emulsion
      renders images with unbridled acuity. If your image is not razor sharp,
      perhaps you should use a DSLR with autofocus, because clarity, definition, and dynamic range are found in abundance in this film. Unlocking the potential of this gem-like material requires dedication to camera work and a passion for the silver print.

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      5.0

      Probably my favorite film

      By JK

      from Omaha

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Reliable Tonal Range
      • Scans Well
      • Sharp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Artwork
        • Photojournalism
        • Sports Photography

        Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

        Tri-X has been a favorite film since I started photography in the 1970's. It's very forgiving.

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        5.0

        Timeless classic

        By pitcherman

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Reliable Tonal Range
        • Scans Well
        • Sharp

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

          My favorite emulsion. I have used miles of Tr-x in 35 and 120. And there in nothing like a print from a sheet of 8x10 Tri-x. The grain structure is beautiful and it is possible to get great prints from marginal negatives thanks to the film's broad exposure latitude.

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          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Great film - Terrible price!

          By Al

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

          I've been using this film for thirty years but like many feel little choice but to switch over to their U.K. competitor as the price of 8x10" Tri-X in no longer within reason. A few months ago the cost of these boxes went up 50% overnight! These boxes are effectively now double the price of the competitions equivalent! As a long term Tri-X sheet film user I feel insulted by pricing policies which are completely out of line with the market.

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          5.0

          Great film

          By Jenni

          from NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Reliable Tonal Range
          • Scans Well
          • Sharp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork

            Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

            Fantastic, reliable film. Such a shame Kodak has had to reduce it to special order.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful Tonal Rendering!

            By JD

            from Kennewick, WA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Reliable Tonal Range
            • Scans Well
            • Sharp

            Cons

            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

            8x10 Tri-X Pan is a wonderful film for large format portraiture. It renders skin tones superbly, holds highlights, and is easy to use. It is my favorite large format film.

            8x10 Tri-X Pan is a poor value compared to other available 8x10 films. If Tri-X Pan film was less expensive, it would be the only large format film that I would shoot.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I bought the last boxes while I could

            By Craig the biker

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Reliable Tonal Range

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Sports Photography

              Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

              I heard on December 15, 2011 that Kodak had just announced that Tri-X would no longer be available in 8x10 sheets. I have used Tri-X for 35 years for portraits and candids, and bought some of the last boxes in order to take pictures of the kids as they grow up.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Extremely versatile film

              By mikew

              from Vancouver, BC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Reliable Tonal Range
              • Scans Well
              • Sharp

              Cons

              • Only 10 Sheets

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Artwork
              • Photojournalism

              Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

              Undoubtedly one of the, if not the most versatile black and white films available. It's ideal for push/pull and contraction/expansion processing. I use it, along with two other films, in my art practice.

              The biggest con is that it only comes in 10 sheets.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              TXP Delivers

              By T-Maxquez

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Reliable Tonal Range
              • Scans Well
              • Sharp

              Cons

              • Its not T-Max

              Best Uses

              • Under controlled lighting

              Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

              For portraits, TXP has really nice tones. Best used with controlled lighting, as there is not as much headroom as, say, T-Max.

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              5.0

              Reliable Kodak film never disappoints

              By Edwin

              from Florida

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Reliable Tonal Range
              • Sharp

              Cons

              • Too few sheets per box

              Best Uses

              • landscape photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

              For landscape photography I find TriX an excellent film. There is high accutance when developed in Pyrocat HD. Clear definition of highlights, shadows, and "everything in between". Allows for great latitude when developing by inspection.

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              5.0

              why change a winning formula

              By Chrille

              from Stockholm, Sweden

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Reliable Tonal Range
              • Scans Well
              • Sharp

              Cons

              • Scratches Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

                Shooting portraits on 8x10 I have to stop down a great deal to ensure me about the sharpness in the picture.
                Tri-X is an old and proven good film that keeps what it promises

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best b&w film ever

                By Simoncino1961

                from Italy

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

                    I use it for portrait photography, for platinum prints.
                    Great tonal range and Pyro development results.
                    I am sorry not to find anymore the 20x24" sheets ( I still have a couple of expired but good boxes), and also I would like to find the 25 or 50 sheets for the 8x10" sheets

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Long Live Tri-X!

                    By Bwaysteve

                    from Dallas,Tx.

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Action Shots
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Kodak TXP #4164 8x10" Tri-X Pan B&W Negative (Print) Film (ISO-320) (10 Sheets):

                      What can I say about Tri-X?
                      It's still the greatest,especially in large format.
                      It gives me the best tonal range of all the films I have tried over the last 37yrs.I have used 320 in medium and large format,and 400 in 35.
                      I shoot mostly people in studio and available light(where 320 really shines),giving me that extra stop in open shade with 8x10.
                      It unfortunately it is getting harder to find ,except at B&H!
                      A note to Kodak:Don't take my Tri-X away like you did my Kodachrome 25!
                      Tri-X 320 is still the best product Kodak ever made.

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