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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.
3 rolls 20 exposures ea. = $20.00 (USD)
contact me for special or
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REPRO 2566 is a 35mm orthochromatic reproduction film. Originally
designed for duplicating documents and other images similarly to a
will work like normal B&W film in your regular
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:
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.
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. 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
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 20°c (or
68°f.) Some have had a sepia tone added in Photoshop.