Portrait on Kodak Tri-X


Made this shot at work after totally geeking out about M42-Lenses 😀
This is a pretty good example of what these lenses can do! Super sharp and crisp images. It shows my buddy Hendrin –> You can check out his photography on his Blog right HERE.

Shot with the classic Pentax Spotmatic SPII + the Asahi Super Takumar 55mm f1.8, loaded with Kodak Tri-X, rated at ISO 400 and finally homedeveloped in Kodak D76.


In love with Kodak Tri-X + D-76


Feeling at home with Kodak Tri-X @ISO 400 + Kodak D76 🙂
The look gets in a direction where I want it to be!

It took me about 14 rolls of film to say that. Mostly Tri-X, some Ilford HP5-experiments and the tough decission between Rodinal and D-76.

Though I’m definitely a grain-lover Rodinal just gave me a way to hefty grain-structure with a loss of detail. Now that I tried to slightly overexpose my frames D-76 gives me a fine but still visible ultra classy grain-structure 🙂

Enough of experimenting! I can finally start to put more detailled work into the Tri-X + D-76-Process 🙂

Overexposing is not a crime!

I should complete the sentence by saying “Overexposing is not a crime … when you shoot film!” 😉

On the last weekend I could finally fully expose my two test-rolls of massive Kodak Tri-X-Overexposing. Okay: “Massive” maybe a bit exaggerated as I’m a coward and started by doing a full stop overexposing after mostly measuring the shadows.

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Shooting the Voigtländer Vitomatic IIa with Kodak Tri-X

The Voigtländer Vitomatic IIa is an all manual 35mm rangefinder-camera equipped with a sharp 50mm f2.8 Color Skopar-Lens.
Last year I made a pretty lucky deal on ebay and got one of these in my hands for just a few Euros. Typically this camera isn’t a bargain but well worth a good research!

I just completed a roll of Kodak Tri-X with this camera and want to show off my results and give you an idea of how shooting works with this camera from 1957.

I also tested a new developer for me which is the classic Kodak D-76 to get a finer grain-structure compared to Rodinal/Adonal.

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Street Musician Hamburg

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Street Musician in Hamburg – probably captured with the Pentax Spotmatic SPII on Kodak Tri-X @ ISO 400. Home-Developed in Rodinal/Adonal.

I love the scene for the musician and the girl on the left looking like they would interact with each other soon. I can’t remember if they really did…

Some quiet scenes on Kodak Tri-X

Finally found the time to have a look at some older negatives I shot with the Leica M6 TTL on Kodak Tri-X @400 ASA.
Again they are all developed in Adonal/Rodinal which gives me a pretty rough & grainy look. Actually I find them to be a bit too grainy at all. That’s why I orderes some of the classic Kodak D-76-Developer to give it a try on my next two rolls of Tri-X. Searching for the “ultimate classic look” I was told this is the combination to go for.

I paired 4 shots which kind of perfectly fit together as they show some quite urban still life with a lot of organic film-grain 🙂

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