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Camera: Minolta 24 Rapid
Developer: Rodinal 1:50  14min. @ 20c



Camera: Smena SL / Developer: Caffenol


Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: HC-110 1:15 for 5min. @ 20c




Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: HC-110 1:15 for 5min. @ 20c



Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7ne
Developer: HC-110 1:15 for 5min. @ 20c

>>> Lucky 200 Aerial Chinese Spy Film <<<
Damaged B&W Negative Film
20 exposures -  expired 2010
Original ISO 200 (but now better at 100)
- NO DX CODE-
2 rolls = $16.00 (USD)
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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BUYING THIS UNIQUE FILM

    This is a very strange, rare film I recently came across. It is a B&W Aerographic Negative film made by the Lucky Film Company in China. Made for the Chinese military to photograph from high-altitude airplanes. It now gives a very distressed and vintage look with normal B&W developers.

This film was initially purchased from a Chinese Military Surplus sale and says "develop before 2010."

 After extensive testing, I have determined that there is some sort of emulsion damage resulting in cloudy areas, most noticeable in the shadow areas. They resemble some kind of water spots so perhaps the film was stored deep in a Mongolian bunker somewhere and was exposed to moisture for prolonged periods before it was finally decommissioned and sold off ???
(Major speculative artistic license taken here ;-)

    I tried processing this film in several different developers including Caffenol, Rodinal, and HC-110. I got images from each attempt but the HC-110 was definitely the better result. (see examples)

The undeveloped film base does have a very green/cyan cast, but that goes clear after normal B&W developing. Some other films have this type of color cast on the non-emulsion side... some type of special anti-halation or something??

This film was originally rated at ISO 200 but I have had much better results shooting it at ISO 100.

    I had the unique opportunity to acquire a small amount of this film so I have made a limited number of rolls available for purchase. 
Don't wait untill it's sold out!

    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 Lucky and I am not proporting to represent that fine company in any manner. This film has no DX code so you will need a camera than can be set to ISO 100 or use manual exposure.



Camera: Smena SL / Developed in Caffenol  18min. @ 20c


Camera: Minolta 24 Rapid / Developed in Caffenol  18min. @ 20c


Camera: Minolta 24 Rapid / Developer: Rodinal 1:50  14min. @ 20c

Camera: Minolta 24 Rapid / Developed in Caffenol  18min. @ 20c

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