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>> REPRO 2566 <<<
35mm Orthochromatic B&W Negative Film
Ultra-High Contrast / Estar Thin Base
expired 6/1986 but still giving good results.
  ISO 1.5
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3 rolls 20 exposures ea. = $20.00 (USD)

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    Kodak REPRO 2566 is a 35mm orthochromatic reproduction film. Originally designed for duplicating documents and other images similarly to a microfilm, this will work like normal B&W film in your regular 35mm still camera, though it has a very thin "Estar" base and gives extremely high contrast as you can see from my examples.

I have designated the ISO as 1.5 which is very low speed. You'll need a tripod or other steady, flat surface to make pictures with this film, unless it is a very bright sunny day and you have a lens that lets in a lot of light such as ƒ2.8 or less. But please feel free to experiment by push processing it at other speeds. And since it is "orthochromatic," it has a very low sensitivity to red light, so you could actually do a tray development clip test under a red safelight to check the development time.

Also, with such a slow speed, this film could be ideal for shooting extra long exposures in bright daylight or with a pinhole camera.

 Note: Some older cameras including "Rapid Cartridge" cameras may not be best suited for this film due to its thinness. Be gentile when winding it so it does not tear.

This film was also used in astrography for images in the book
Colours of the Stars by David Malin, Paul Murdin.  
You can see pictures shot with this and our other unique films in the:  LABEAURATOIRE FLICKR GROUP






Here's your chance to try out this exciting film. I'm making some rolls available for your experimenting pleasure. This batch expired in 6/1986, but it still works well as you can see from my test examples.


    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.

My examples were all shot with my 35mm
Black Royal Robot 24  24x24 camera, and its Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 45mm ƒ2.8 lens, and developed in Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction for about 15 minutes at 20c (or 68f.) Some have had a sepia tone added in Photoshop.








 

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