Kodak Plus-X 125 Review (Expired Kodak PX 125 Film)

Expired Kodak Plus-X 125 Film – Poland

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29476470854

Kodak Plus X – Intro

To my knowledge Kodak Plus-X 125 film was discontinued by Kodak in 2011 and dates back to before Kodak Tri-X.  Kodak Plus X is said to have been first on sale in 1938 to use with movie cameras similar to the modern Kodak Vision3 motion picture film that I am now using today for colour 35mm photography.  I bought my expired Kodak Plus-X film as a bulk roll short end on eBay.  I spooled some of the film and took it with me on my model photography trip to Poland.  I shot the Plus-X at ISo 100, developed the film in Xtol and scanned the film on an Epson v800 scanner.  Here are some samples –

Kodak Plus X – Sample Photos

Natalia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29758085491
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29445257194
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/30315651192

Agnieszka

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/30001985403
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29843586181
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29352513233
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/30418063170
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29764729441

Teresa

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29777757481
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29362155604
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29216718023

Paulina

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/30546123052
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/29517070413/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32681588@N03/30759686181

Kodak Plus-X  – Thoughts

I was impressed by the lattitude and fine grain expecially considering it was expired film.  I would happy use Plus X 125 again if I acquired some.  I would say it is perhaps like a finer grain Ilford FP4 plus film with a creamer look.  On the whole I found Plus-X to be lower contrast than the modern Kodak T-Max 100 T grain film.

Here is me in my scruff testing my first roll of bulk loaded Kodak Plus-X in a mirror in the garden with my Leica M2 camera before taking it to Poland! 🙂

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Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

2 thoughts on “Kodak Plus-X 125 Review (Expired Kodak PX 125 Film)”

  1. Your models never seem to look like they are enjoying the shoot . Are you a charmless taskmaster? Do you just fall for the cliche to make them make moody poses? I’m sure you can engage with them to make better work than this. The medium of film is lost if the content is not worth a second look.

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