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  1. santino

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    ok, here is my question. usually I use Ilford films (Fp4 and Hp5), what about Kodak's TriX? I know that I should stick with just one film type (and I do) but I'd be interested in trying out a roll of TriX.

    any comments?

    PS I already tried TMax and IMHO it's terrible :D


     
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    Used TriX not to long ago. Was pleasantly surprised with it. Very tight grain developed with Ilford chemistry. I liked it better than the TMax I was using.

    On TMax. It really is how it's processed and what chemistry. After messing around with times, I was able to get nice results. But it did take some experimenting.
     
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    ahh I see, thanks.
     
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    Santino, I use Tri X Pan 320 a lot, mainly developed in plain old D76, and I've always been satisfied with that film/dev combo. :thumbup:
     
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    when you say that terri then I gotta give it a try (tomorrow) :)
     
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    Cool; I'll be interested in hearing how it goes for you! :D
     
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    Tri-X is a wonderfully versatile film. I used to like pushing it 2 stops. You loose some tonal gradation but you get a lovely grain structure. Tri-X and D-76 go together like peaches and cream. One of the best film/dev combinations around.
    My all-time favourite combination though, and one I reccomend you try, is Plus-X/Microdol-X. I shot over 80% of my B&W with it. It offers so much control with an almost perfect tonal range.
     
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    ok, today I got a roll of tri-x, set it to ISO1600, hope that it's good, now I gotta get some D76.
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    I used to shoot 320 Tri-x at ISO 80, then under-develop by 20-30% (sorry, been a while and can't remember exactly). Anyway... got some really nice, easy to print negs!
     
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    I tried the Kodak Tmax once and it was the 1600 ASA version I was quite please wit hthe results (one on the site of the model in the bikers jacket). It was grainey but I kinda wanted that look to it ... sort of raw hard edged view.

    kinda worked for me ......
     
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    lol I guess Kodak 200 is out of the question? :D That's what I'm trying right now. I'll get better film when I'm positive this camera is good for taking pictures.
     

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