Kodak TriX 400@3200 in Ilford ID-11 and Adox APH 09

Gear:
Contax G1
G45 and G28 lenses

Recipe:
Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200

Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

My son is taking horse riding lessons and it’s been great to spend a couple of hours every week around horses. They are truly beautiful and noble animals with so much aesthetic potential that I just can’t stop taking pictures of them.

So… I toke this opportunity to make a little experiment:
The following pictures were taken with the same camera (different lenses though), using TriX @3200, on the same place and under almost identical light conditions. I developed one film using Adox APH 09 and the other one using a long time favorite Ilford ID-11.

Ilford ID-11 retains more more detail both in the dark and mid tones areas and the grain is smooth. The APH 09 is much more aggressive on the dark areas but, at the same time, gives an extra contrast which I like. When looking at the details at 1:1 it’s clear that the APH 09 becomes a bit “muddy” while ID-11 still manages to get fairly sharp details.

This is no “tech” review of any kind and please forgive my limited English skills.

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min (G45mm lens)

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min (G28mm lens)

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min (G45mm lens)

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min (G28mm lens)

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min (G45mm lens)

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Adox APH 09, 1+50 for 33 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min (G28mm lens)

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 - Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

Kodak TriX 400 @ 3200 – Ilford ID-11, 1+1 for 16 min

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