I think Tri-X is a fantastic b/w film but the reason it didn’t get a solid 5/5 is because it is kind of expensive. Often imitated but unique in its own way, Tri-X seems to have strong contrast perfected. I would shoot Kodak Tri-X at any ISO from 100-3200 and develop accordingly. I also can’t think of any situation where Tri-X wouldn’t be suitable for. Weddings: Check. Architecture? No problem. Abstract stuff? Got you covered. There’s nothing this film can’t do so if you’re looking for an all-around film, this one is hard to beat with the exception of HP5+ because HP5 is cheaper. I also highly recommend shooting anything “old” with Tri-X. From people to monumental buildings, it just seems to look right.
I have 6 rolls of trix400. Can you help me find out what kind of camera I need please. Thank you in advance
The "standard", just not for me.
I know this is the tried and true “standard” of the world, but I’m not a fan. I rate my results as average and never better. Once I started shooting Kodak HIE b&w infrared years ago, that became my go-to b&w film for its high contrast.
Having just shot Tri-X again for the first time in 30 years, my opinion has not changed. Kodak HIE is gone, but I’ve found better Ilford b&w film but for contrast and grain, I’m loving Bergger.