Friday, December 9, 2011

T Is For

T is for TMAX and TRI-X!
These are my favorite black and white films. TMAX 100 is very fine grained and needs a lot of light...400 is a good all-around film for most conditions and 3200 is FAST! It's used for shooting in the (almost) dark. TRI-X is my all time favorite...contrasty with a lot of edge, TRI-X excells at many things...a long time favorite of newspaper photographers and other photojournalists, TRI-X had the reputation of getting the shot, no matter how bad the conditions. TRI-X has been around for close to 70 years and it's still the film that all other black and white films are compared to. It set the standard "way back when" and it's still the king of the jungle! The digital age has pushed these films into the background but they're still in production...and still going strong!


John Ownby said...

I haven't really thought about it before, but 50 years from now I don't guess people will be talking about their memory cards in any way like your film comparison. I can almost imagine the conversation: "Man, that Sandisk could really store the one's and zero's better than Sony or anyone else's storage card....." Nice photo.

Anonymous said...

another reminder of age and time and "progress". Why can't time just slow down or stop for a bit...o yeah, I remember now. js