Cant get Tri-X 0ut of my system.
Old 02-15-2013   #1
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Cant get Tri-X 0ut of my system.

I am trying very hard to shoot other film but the siren call of Tri-X keeps luring me back. There is just something about it that keeps my loyalty. I cant help feeling unfaithful when I use another emulsion, like I have betrayed a lover or an old friend.

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Very nice, is it Cornwall? I can't get TriX out my system either. I will go to Ilford if that happens.

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Hi John and thanks. Yes it is a dis-used copper mine on Bodmin moor. (Doc Martin territory). A place I just keep going back to. Just like Tri-X I guess ! It was taken with my Nikon FM2n and a Vivitar Komine 135mm f2.8.
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Great shot!
Thankyou. It has a bit of mist but I liked the light on the day. Shafts of light breaking through the cloud.
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This weekends forecast.... Tri-x in Rodinal.
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Beautiful photograph!

I tried all the emulsions over the last few years and just like you find Tri-X perfect. It isn't the world's best selling b/w film for nothing! Just love it in HC-110 and Diafine when I need a push.
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I think there's a lot of hype with Tri-X. What I mean by this is simple: There have been so many new versions of Tri-X, each of them having almost nothing to do with the old one that only hype has kept it where it is today. People listening to people that have listened to poeple having told them, back in the 80's, how Tri-X is good.

I really like Tri-X. But I really like HP5, Neopan, Foma... Just as much. Take out the Hype and I'm not sure Tri-X is as special as it's supposed to be (as it once really was!)
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I have found that most BW films look just about the same at their respective speeds until they are enlarged in print form to a decent size (say 11x14 in 35mm I can start to see the differences).

Tri-X, like HP5+, will be my favorite film(s) because it's extremely difficult to get something that is not printable from it. In the same vein, these two films are pushable/pullable to extremes. Gotta love that flexibility!
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Cant get Tri-X 0ut of my system ...

You do realise that Kodak are currently working on doing that for you!
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I love Tri-x, or I thought I did. Sometimes I'll go back through some old shots thinking about their luscious tonality (lol) and they always seem to be on HP5+!!
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I think there's a lot of hype with Tri-X. What I mean by this is simple: There have been so many new versions of Tri-X, each of them having almost nothing to do with the old one that only hype has kept it where it is today. People listening to people that have listened to poeple having told them, back in the 80's, how Tri-X is good.

I really like Tri-X. But I really like HP5, Neopan, Foma... Just as much. Take out the Hype and I'm not sure Tri-X is as special as it's supposed to be (as it once really was!)
So many versions? I know of three: The original, which I think was something like ASA 200, then the jump to ASA 400, (although I can't give you the date for that) and then some sort of emulsion change in 2007 or 2009.

I've used Tri-X since about 1970 and it's always been damn good. Earned popularity is not hype, and Tri-X's popularity does not diminish the quality or visual nuances of any of the other fine emulsions you mention. It's not a zero sum gain.

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John -- That has such beautiful tones. What did you develop it in?
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I have been trying to wean myself off Tri-X and really like FP4+ in my Rollei. Scan really nicely.
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I think there's a lot of hype with Tri-X. What I mean by this is simple: There have been so many new versions of Tri-X, each of them having almost nothing to do with the old one that only hype has kept it where it is today. People listening to people that have listened to poeple having told them, back in the 80's, how Tri-X is good.

I really like Tri-X. But I really like HP5, Neopan, Foma... Just as much. Take out the Hype and I'm not sure Tri-X is as special as it's supposed to be (as it once really was!)
Fwiiw, I've been bulk rolling HP5+ for a while and the other day I shot a roll of HP5+ and reached for another roll of film and all I had in my bag was Tri-X, so I shot a roll a Tri-X in the same light/location. Well for me the Tri-X was more true to what I wanted.....no marketing gimmicks nor film-peer-pressure, just artistic decision. I respectfully disagree with your premise considering, for me, my decision was artistic/empirical.....
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I have been trying to wean myself off Tri-X and really like FP4+ in my Rollei. Scan really nicely.
Me too. I've been shooting some FP4+ in my Leica-cum-Sonnar 1.5, and it looks great so far, but a bit under exposed. I remember shooting it in my Nikon F at 80 for best results ten years ago. May have to do that in the M3 as well.
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I am trying very hard to shoot other film but the siren call of Tri-X keeps luring me back. There is just something about it that keeps my loyalty. I cant help feeling unfaithful when I use another emulsion, like I have betrayed a lover or an old friend.
Beautiful picture. Reminds me a little of James Ravinious. Beautiful tones. I love Tri-X, too. I hope it stays around a bit longer.
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John -- That has such beautiful tones. What did you develop it in?
Thanks Vince. it was rated at ei200 and developed in HC-110 dilution H for 12 mins with very little agitation. 5 inversions to start then 2 at 4 mins and 2 at 8 mins.
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Beautiful picture. Reminds me a little of James Ravinious. Beautiful tones. I love Tri-X, too. I hope it stays around a bit longer.
Thanks Vic. James Ravilious is a hero of mine. I am very pleased to be compared to him.
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Cant get Tri-X 0ut of my system ...

You do realise that Kodak are currently working on doing that for you!
I know Keith ! That is why I have also been working with Delta 400 and Neopan but I hope that Tri-X will be around after the sell off. Hence my comment in the opening post. I am trying NOT to like it just in case it goes.
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Fantastic place to live Cornwall, i used to like in St Ives mum and sister are still there so i get cheap holidays St Ives is great for street photography when its busy but it great to get on the moors and coast roads with all the old tin mines and megalith monuments
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Fantastic place to live Cornwall, i used to like in St Ives mum and sister are still there so i get cheap holidays St Ives is great for street photography when its busy but it great to get on the moors and coast roads with all the old tin mines and megalith monuments
I do feel fortunate living in such a green and pleasant county. It is a great place for landscape.
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