The Kodak Film That‚Äôs Been Capturing History for 61 Years
I think my perspective on black and white was completely shaped by that film. Tell ya what else I miss, The old push pull zoom. I always thought that to be a better configuration, others insist the weight shift is an issue. Meh. Twisting the zoom just puts forces at right angles between me and my subject. Those of you who are too young to have shot film but aspire to the best looks you can get out of the tonal grays and added grain tools in B&W should study many Tri-X prints. Better yet get some negatives, scan and flip them in Photoshop or Lightroom. that will be time very well spent. Certain particular paper stocks that we would print on also had quite an impact on the results. Again take a look, well worth it.
WHEN EASTMAN KODAK introduced 35mm Tri-X back in 1954, it quickly became the go-to black-and-white film among photojournalists. With its wide latitude‚ÄĒit could be shot at ISOs ranging from 50 all the way up to 3200‚ÄĒTri-X could handle nearly any situation, from war zones to the urban jungle. Don McCullin‚Äôs iconic image of a shell-shocked US soldier in Vietnam? Tri-X. Sebasti√£o Salgado‚Äôs hellish vision of Brazilian gold mines? Tri-X. The film represents photography‚Äôs raw underbelly, and it stamps its unmistakably gritty authority on everything it records. The visceral physicality of its translation of light into silver is something that can be mimicked, but not matched, with digital technology.
This also caught my eye today, I pre ordered already. manual focus rings that fit on all the DSLR lenses! I love a device that makes controlling the camera easier and faster.