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    XXX Film

    I'm just curious, does anyone know (or have a humorous origin ) for the reason one of Kodak's films is called Tri-X, or XXX (Tri = 3). Was this film a new development with the Super XX technology and so it became X^3?

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    Speed. The slow film was Pan-X, the medium speed film was Plus-X, next up was XX, and the fast film was XXX, and faster than that was Royal-X.
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    Thanks David! That clears up a lots of things for me.
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    Gee, when I saw the name of this thread, "XXX film", I thought...you know! I'm glad it was really about Plux-X and Tri-X!

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    Just a bit past the Royal X is my ex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Just a bit past the Royal X is my ex.
    You say she's fast as hell, but fogs quickly with age and has huge grain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Qualls
    You say she's fast as hell, but fogs quickly with age and has huge grain?
    We are still talking about FILM aren't we?
    "Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect."

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    When I got out of the army in 1947, Panatomic X was ASA 25, Plus X was 50, Super XX was 100, and Tri X was yet to come. These were ASA ratings, which everybody said were too slow. Sometime in the 50's Ansco came out with Super Hypan and box speeds doubled all around. Super Hypan IIRC was 500. I think it came out before Tri-X. The fastest film I used was called 2475 Recording film. With it I got some pretty good photos of my son's rock group at Joe's Fish Market in Virginia Beach. That was in the 70's. Why can't I remember what I used yesterday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gainer
    Why can't I remember what I used yesterday?
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    I believe that this was the first time that Kodak reakized the potential of a b&w film for pornographic use. Unfortunately Kodak named the film Tri-X instead of XXX. This was a dreadful maketing decision because everyone knows Trixs are for kids and and kids and porno is an extremely bad mixture.

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