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    Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    Question;
    I just orderer 30 sheets of TRIX320 from B&H for $240 without shipping. I now see that I could have gotten 50 sheets of Ilford HP5+ for less than that........Is TRIX that much better??

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    Not to me

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    I love HP5+. It's not a duplicate of Tri-X. You would have to try it out.

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
    Is TRIX that much better??
    Respectfully, if you can provide a definition of better, you'll be able to answer your own question

    A long time Kodak film user, I now use Ilford. It's good enough for my purposes and I appreciate the difference in price.

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    I've used Tri-X for some 30 odd years. Lately, I've been shooting HP5 largely due to availability and cost. Don't have a real good feel for it yet!

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    I use both, but I love TXP.

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    I worked as an industrial/technical photographer for Eastman Kodak (and its successor ITT Space Systems) for 25 years. While I used many Kodak films during that time, my choice for my personal LF work was always Tri-X Pan Professional 4164. It worked quite well for me. Several years ago I decided to try Ilford FP4+. The speed difference doesn't matter to me, and I really like the quality of the prints I'm making now. I was loyal to my home town and my employer from 1982-2013, but that's long enough. Tri-X is a fine film; since you've ordered it, use it and stick with it for at least a year. That way you'll understand how it works. Then if you can imagine an improvement, try a different film and use that for a year. There ain't no 'magic bullet'!

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    No!

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    I've been using HP5+ in all formats (35mm through 4x5) for a very long time (starting without the "+") and it is my favorite. It also seems appropriate to support Ilford, since they are now the major supporter of black and white photography, via film, papers, and chemistry.

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    Re: Is TRIX320 98% better than Ilford HP5 Plus ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post
    Respectfully, if you can provide a definition of better, you'll be able to answer your own question
    Not a clue!

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