Tom, you mentioned that the new TRI-X has finer grain then TMAX 400, that sounds very promising. Maybe I will stick with what I have for years, TRI-X and HC110. I will post my results.
Thanks all for the input!
I really like TRI X but I have a hard time imagining that it could be finer grain than TMAX because of the shape of the grains and the structure of each film. I find TMAX to be very contrasty and not as compression or expansion friendly as I would prefer, other than that it is very fine grain. Did Kodak make this claim?
My photos are always without all that distracting color ...
no it was written in the aforementioned Photo Techniques article, written by two former film development people at Kodak. They also claim that Tri-x roll film, over time, has become more straight line than it was. They tested only roll film. TXP was not tested.