Tag:Kodak Tri-X 400

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Film Comparison: Kodak Tri-X vs Ilford HP5+

Kodak Tri-X vs Ilford HP5+ Film Comparison Side by Side Comparison Film Comparison: Kodak Tri-X vs Ilford HP5+ June 20, 2021 11 years ago I started shooting black and white film, Kodak Tri-x 400 and Ilford HP5 were the top of my mind to try. Kodak changed its name from TX400 to 400TX in 2007 and extensively re-engineered the grain structure. At that time I remembered my shots with Kodak Tri-X were so grainy but with an interesting grey tone […]

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Kodak Tri-X vs Double-X Black and White Film Comparison

Kodak Tri-X 400 vs Double-X 250 Guides and Tips Black and White Film Comparison Some say Kodak Tri-X 400 is the best in the world, it is a great journalistic style black and white film and also one of the easiest BW films to get in the market. Before Kodak Tri-X 400 uses T-grain, the grain structure will be so coarse if the light is too dark and the film was not correctly exposed. T-grain is the emulsion base that […]

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Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With

Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With Guides and Tips Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With November 15, 2020 Even today, there are still many nice black and white film available in the market. If you are new to black and white film and figuring out where to start and what are the characteristics of them, I have picked 5 of my favourite black and white films that gives you the flexibility to shoot indoor […]

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Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1 8 Element – Lord of Black and White

Lens Review Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1 8 Element Lord of Black and White Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1 8 Element – Lord of Black and White August 22, 2020 Background Summicron 35mm f2 V1 is the first standard wide angle lens with an ultra-fast aperture at F2 produced by Leica from 1958 to 1969. It was designed in 8 elements in 6 groups augmented classic symmetrical double-Gauss and used rare earth optical glass. During its production period, it was […]

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Light Lens Lab Summicron 35mm f2 Comparison – LLL vs Original

LLL vs Original Light Lens Lab Summicron Comparison Comparison between original Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1 and Black paint V2LC and Brass version from Light Lens Lab Light Lens Lab Summicron 35mm f2 Comparison – LLL vs Original July 24, 2020 Versions of LLL and Original Summicron Light Lens Lab in Black paint and Brassed Version Two weeks ago, I borrowed 2 Light Lens Lab (周八枚) from my friend. Brassed version and Black paint version in amber coating. The brassed […]

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Dallmeyer Septac 50mm f1.5 (uncoated) – Legendary Cine Lens

Dallmeyer Anastigmat Septac 50mm f1.5 Lengendary Cine Lens Dallmeyer Septac 50mm f1.5 (uncoated) – Legendary Cine Lens July 19, 2020 Modified Cine lenses I have tried Alpa Kern Macro Switar 50/1.9 and Kinoptik 50mm f2 many years ago. I am not a big fan of modified lenses as I love leica lenses with their well constructed barrels and design on aperture rings. But in terms of mood and character sometimes Leica lenses can be dull or too ordinary, which is […]

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Canon 50mm f0.95 – A Lens has Emotional Character

A Lens has Emotional Character Canon 50mm f0.95 More than a dream lens to me Canon 50mm f0.95 – A Lens has Emotional Character July 18, 2020 History of this Dream Lens Fastest lens ever in the market at that period of time in 1961. It was also known as a “dream lens”, as it is four times faster than the human eye. The lens was constructed in Gauss type with 7 elements in 5 groups. Alright, time to share […]

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What is in my camera bag?

What is in my camera bag?     Bag: Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 Sage/Chocolate Camera and lenses: Leica M10 with Noctilux 50mm f1.0 E58 and extra battery Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid type 2 with E39 yellow filter (Great for both colour and black and white film/digital) B+W 58mm MRC Nano ND0.9 3 stops (allow me to use noctilux at f1 wide open during the day) Sekonic Lightmeter L-558 (been using it for 9 years very reliable in spot, flash and […]

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Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Film

Kodak Tri-X Professional Film Analog Film Review Classic Black and White Film by Kodak Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Film February 2, 2020 Sav, Kodak Tri-x 400 (red filter) Legendary black and white film by Kodak Kodak Tri-x is known to be one of the most popular Black and White films in the market. Many famous photographers have used this film to create their own work. HCB, Josef Koudelka, Robert Frank…etc. As an amateur who wants to pick […]

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