is a very odd and very old film. FGSR 5375 is actually Fine Grain Sound
Recording Film. It
was originally developed for use in professional movie cameras that
also recorded a sound track with the motion picture. This will work
just like normal slow-speed B&W film in your regular 35mm still
The "sound track" is just a teeny little strip about 2mm wide on the
outside of the sprockets and does not interfere with your image.
I was lucky enough to get a large quantity of this film from a military
surplus sale and it is obvious that it has been stored very well
because it is still giving surprisingly usable images. It's probably
been sitting in a bunker somewhere for the past 50 years!
This unique film has been used in some interesting projects over the years. Here are a couple of links for reference:
This is certainly not the best quality film you can buy, but it is not
expensive, (especially when bought in bulk!) It's fun and gives nice
vintage-looking results. It has a gray base and has gained some grain
over the years. It should be shot around ISO/ASA 16.
Here's your chance to try out this exciting film.
I'm making some rolls available for your experimenting
pleasure. This batch expired in February 1963, but it still works well as you can see from my test examples.
keeping these rolls inexpensive by
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
20 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. 100ft Bulk Rolls of film will be wrapped in
black plastic and then covered in aluminum foil before being packed for
shipping. This is NOT a stock product from
Kodak and I
am not proporting to represent that fine company in any manner.