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Eastman Double-X 35mm B&W Film

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35mm B&W Film - ISO 250
- DX CODED at 200 - 20 exposures
3 rolls = $22.00 (USD)
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    Introduced in 1959, this sturdy stock has been continuously upgraded since its inception becoming a favorite of many cinematographers. Eastman Double-X (Emulsion 5222) is a medium speed, black and white motion picture film which can also be used in most 35mm still cameras. It gives a classical cinematic look and is great for experimentation. You can push it, you can pull it, and it develops in a wide range of developers including Rodinal and Caffenol! (see my examples). It's almost impossible to buy this film in less than 400-foot quantities, so I've aquired a large reel and rolled it into regular 35mm film cartridges making it easy to try out this classic emulsion for yourself.

    I'm keeping these rolls inexpensive by re-using old film cassettes and sticking on an artsy label I've made just so you know what's inside. Using a bulk loader I made rolls of approximately 21 exposures each, sometimes a bit more or less and as with most bulk loaded film the very last picture of each roll will not be exposed as that is where it is taped. This is NOT a stock product from Kodak and I am not proporting to represent that fine company in any manner. The listed ISO for this film is 250 but I find shooting at 200 works well with normal development times and have left the DX code of 200 readable on these cartridges for those using DX-reading cameras.

Here are two great links with more info and examples of this wonderful film:
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My Examples: The sepia shots were shot with a Nikon F4 and developed in Caffenol for 35 min. at 25 C
The B&W shots were shot with a Fujica Mini 1/2-frame camera and developed at my local lab using standard B&W development.

Kodak says:
"Black-and-white negative films from Kodak have been a creative story telling tool for decades. EASTMAN DOUBLE-X Negative Film 5222 has the subtleties in tone scale that you’ve come to expect, and now it’s been optimized for physical performance. Features include a scratch-resistance backing and a process-surviving top layer, allowing: Better camera transport, Reduced noise in the camera, Improved raw stock keeping, Decreased risk of ferrotyping.
Designed for general production use outdoors and in the studio, in dim light, and anywhere you need greater depth of field without increased illumination. This high-speed camera negative film has excellent image-structure characteristics.
Create your story through light and shadow with a film optimized for beautiful images and reliable performance."

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