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  1. Patrick

    Patrick TPF Noob!

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    I think I'm in LOVE..... Just tried my first roll of Kodak Tri-X and I'm soooo happy. Just started developing again here at home (since high school) and had been playing around with Agfa Pan and FreeStyle's house brand, Arista. But neither compare to this stuff.

    Sorry, sure you all know this but around here all I get is "oh yea, that's nice, what's the difference?"
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think I've ever been disappointed with good ol' Tri-X. :thumbup: I hear ya clucking, Big Chicken! :D
     
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    you can't really go wrong with those old emulsions. its sad to see that some of these films are no longer be manufactured, but i think tri-x will continue to be around for a very long time. i would also encourage you to try my current favourite, apx-100. lovely qualities and cheap too.
     
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    I'm experimenting with apx-100 also with mixed results. I Like it. But I wonder if my scanner likes tri-x better. Until I get off my butt and find a bigger house I'm stuck this way. Can't wait till the day when I can have a darkroom in the house!
     
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    I just bought 5 rolls of tri-x after hearing so many good things about it. Anyone know how it compares with t-max?
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Tri-X may be an old name, but the emulsion currently being sold under that label is 21st century technology.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Tri-X is a conventional grain film, while Tmax is a tabular grain film. Tabular grain films use flat, coffin shaped silver halide crystals, instead of polyhedron shaped crystals. The flat surface of the tabular grain absorbs more light, so less silver halide crystals are needed. Manufacturers also add sensitizers, which can cause the tabular grain films to require longer fixing (the dreaded purple/magenta dye). The effect is that tabular grain films look less grainy than similar ISO conventional grain films.
     
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    :hail:
    Thanks for the info. Learn something everyday on here.
     
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    Thanks for all the information :thumbup: I can't wait to get my film :)
     
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    After shooting TMAX for awhile and not really being thrilled with it, I went back to TriX. I was kicking myself for every leaving it. Much better control of contrast and great latitude on the exposure. No wonder so many PJ use it.
     
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    Me too. Tried TMax right off the bat but felt like it was missing "something". The Something was what I had trouble figuring out. Think I got it. LOL

    Funny how sometimes the look just hits you from out of the blue and all I can say is "There it is..."
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    My use of both Tri-X and TMax have left me with "flat" looking negs. I don't really know how to explain what I mean there, but they've been missing something. It might be my processing, though.
     

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