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Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


Camera: Minolta 24 Rapid
Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


AS WITH ALL EXPIRED FILM, YOUR RESULTS MAY VARY, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE, BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING THE QUIRKY QUALITIES OF LONG EXPIRED FILM.

>>> Kodak HCP 5369 <<<

High Contrast Panchromatic Film

35mm Vintage B&W Negative Technical Film
20 exposures ea. -  expired in 1993
approximate ISO: 20
no DX code
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    Here is another special and exciting film that you're not likely to see anywhere else. This rare emulsion has a very unique spectral sensitivity, and has even been compaired to Technical Pan! You can see some detailed research HERE at Unblinking Eye. It should work well in most B&W developers such as Rodinal or D-76 but might also provide interesting results with specialized developers.

    This vintage emulsion is from a stock of old technical motion picture film produced in the late 1980s. Here's what Eastman Kodak had to say about it:

    5369 is a high-contrast, panchromatic film that has ultra-high resolving power, with excellent definition and sharpness. It is approximately 2 camera stops faster than Eastman Fine Grain Release Positive Film 5302. The primary use of these films is for making silhouette mattes and traveling mattes for printer control.
You can see Kodak's full PDF data sheet here.

    This film produces images with a certain unique quality that I can't quite put my finger on, but it is definitely unlike any other film I've encountered. I have not yet tried using any filters with this film but your experiments will surely discover some interesting results!

    Please Note: I had great results shooting this in my Canon EOS Elan 7ne and my Olympus Stylus with no problems. But when I loaded it in my Minolta 24 Rapid, I found the film to be a bit more flimsy than usual. The "Rapid" cameras use only the sprocket gear to advance the film, unlike many 35mm cameras which also pull the leader on the take-up spool. The Rapid cameras put all the pressure on the sprockets and this sometimes tore the film sprockets and prevented any further film advance. So I recommend using this film mostly in cameras that have a smooth manual or automatic wind or you may also experience sprocket tears. Please contact me if you have any questions about it.

    I recommend starting with an ISO of around 20 then expanding your experiments from there.  There is no DX code on this film so you'll need a camera capable of manually setting the film speed. Previously only sold in large cans of 400 feet or more, I have cut it down in to convenient rolls of 20 exposures ea. Perfect for experimenting with this rarely-seen emulsion.




Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


    I had the opportunity to buy a small quantity of this exciting film and I'm making a limited amount of these rolls available for your experimenting pleasure. Get some now before it's gone forever.

My examples were made using several different cameras and developers. A light sepia tone has been added with Photoshop to most of the images I developed in my Caffenol Concoction, which were processed for about 15 min. @ 20c.

    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 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. This is NOT a stock product from Kodak and I am not proporting to represent that fine company in any manner.

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Camera: Tenax I
Developer: AGFA Rodinal 1:50 for 14 min. @ 20c




Camera: Minolta 24 Rapid
Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne   /   Developer: my Caffenol Concoction


All images are Lance Aram Rothstein and not to be used without permission.