Old 05-04-2012   #1
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I'm interested in trying Kodak Tri-x(320) in 4x5.I've been using HP5 and enjoying it,but,with all the lore surrounding the tri-x,I'd love to see what it's all about.However(there's always a catch) here in the lower mainland of B.C,it's only available in boxes of 50 and that comes with a price tag over
$125.00!!! The Ilford product come in smaller packs,but you can try any of them for under $40.00 a box.Are there any properties of tri-x that would drive one to say" who cares about the price" 'cuz it just that great a product? I'm lucky if a shoot more than 5 sheets a month.
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TriX is just as good as HP5, and vice versa, IMO.
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I suggest a trade thread or a want to buy add in the classifieds. Maybe you can get your hands on something smaller.

Tri-x is a FANTASTIC film in larger formats (or even 35 if it's a print) in my opinion. Worth trying, but like most things it's better to try before you buy (so to speak).
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I was a tri-x 320 fan but I started shooting hp5 at 640 and developing in d76 for 13 min and gives me the feel of tri-x 320 but easer on my wallet. I alse really enjoy shooting ilford and the final results are wonderful.
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Old 05-04-2012   #5
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I have some Tri-X in 4x5 that I might sell or trade; need to see how many sheets I have left. I haven't shot HP5+ in 4x5, but from what I've seen on the web, it has a different character. Not necessarily better, worse, etc., just different. I'm probably going to move to all Ilford for large format, just cuz Kodak has been butz.

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I'll use either, but the HP5+ is a tad faster, and that's what I have much more of.
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