Wedged in the Kodak B&W lineup, somewhere between the legendary Tri-X, and the purist’s favorite T-Max, with its much hyped T-Grains, is Plus-X. A 125 ISO medium speed daylight film, this has been around forever, and pretty much is a bright outdoor companion film to Tri-X. Unlike T-Max, it will not exhaust fixer at record pace. It will, like T-Max, and Tri-X, produce gorgeous results. Have one 35mm loaded up with this, and one with Tri-X, and you’re ready for just about anything. To my untrained eye, it is sharp, contrasty, and gorgeous. On a recent Saturday morning, at sunrise just before a downpour, I got out and shot a roll. These were developed in HC-110 @ 8 minutes, agitation the 1st 30 sec, and 2 inversions every 30 thereafter.
Note-I am somewhat late to the party, but have read that this emulsion is no longer available in 120 medium format. In 35, it is now my second favorite “go-to” film, behind Tri-X.