Here is our Second Kodak Tri-X 400 120 Film Review. We shot a roll on our Fuji GA645i. So, have a look at our film review and see what you think.
We have shot Kodak Tri-X 120 before and were really happy with the results. We also stand developed a roll, which gave us a great balance of highlights and shadows. This is one of our favourite black and white films. We wanted to see what results we got when developing it in Kodak HC-110. A classic combination. So, for our second Kodak Tri-X 400 120 film review, we put a roll in the Fuji GA645i and took it out around Champion Hill in South London.
HC-110 is a classic black and white developer that has been around since 1962. As much of a classic as Tri-X is. Although you get a lot of options with dilutions, we went with Dilution B, 1+31. This is the one Kodak class as standard. The recommendation was 3.5 minutes. This seemed a bit short, so we went with 5 minutes.
As we said before, you really do get great detail in the 120 version of this film. And this developer really brought that out. There is plenty of detail in both the shadows and highlights, even with the bright sun. It also did well with the subtle tones in the sky.
There is a good amount of contrast. Although, it is a bit smoother than the roll we developed in Tetenal Paranol S. Another difference is the grain is less harsh in HC-110.
Overall a good balance of tone, detail and sharpness. A combination we will definitely use again.