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CHANCE TO SHOOT A CLASSIC!
>>> Eastman Plus-X 5231 <<<
Cinematic B&W Film
THE FILM OF CHOICE! - USED IN
& SCHINDLER'S LIST
Three rolls - 20 exposures ea. -
- NO DX CODE-
2 rolls = $16.00 (USD)
me for special or combined shipping
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MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SHOOT WITH THIS LEGENDARY FILM.
Recently I came across this rare chance to buy a
limited amount of this classic film. Eastman Plus-X 5231 was
discontinued in 2010 but until then, it was one of the most preferred
emulsions for shooting B&W films. It was used in many famous movies
including Raging Bull and Schindler's List.
Reportedly, the filmmakers of the Oscar-Winning
silent film, "The Artist" wanted to shoot their movie on Plus-X 5231,
but found out that another crew, shooting “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X,”
had bought-up all the worldwide remaining stock from Kodak, making it
the last feature film to be shot on Plus-X. But I've got ahold of one
of the lost straggling cans.
There's been a small cult following growing around another Eastman Cinematic film "Double-X",
rated around ISO 250, and of course there's still the Tri-X 400, but
film historian Robert Birchard says "Plus-X has a better grain
structure and delivers the definition and crispness and detail most
Kodak Cinematic Plus-X 5231 is a Panchromatic B&W Negative film.
The can says it has an Exposure Index of 80 in daylight, but I had
better results shooting it at ISO 125
So here's your chance to try some of the very last
stock of this wonderful film. It expired in 2004, but still provides
fantastic images. It should work well with most developers. I had
excellent results processing it in Caffenol as you can see from these
examples, all shot with a Minolta 24 Rapid (24x24 camera). You
can also see its recommendations for more than 30 other developers via
this link to the Massive Dev Chart: Plus-X.
keeping these rolls inexpensive by
film cassettes and sticking on an artsy label I've made just so you
know what's inside. This is not a stock product from Eastman Kodak and
I am not proporting to represent that fine company in any manner.
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
film has no DX code so you will need a camera than can set film speeds
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!