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B&W Panchromatic Nitrate Film
27 exposures - expired 1940s
- NO DX CODE-
rolls = $22.00 (USD)
me for special or combined shipping
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is another rare vintage find. This is some of the oldest film I have
ever shot with. I took a chance on some old dingy cans of film and was
surprised when the film inside looked like new!
Nitrate film was what most of the silent movies were shot on up until
the 1940s when "Safety Film" was introduced. Safety film was much less
flammable but many say it never gave quite the same look as the old
nitrate films. So here's your chance to shoot on this classic emulsion.
Originally the film speed was around ISO 200 but after more than 60
years in storage it has lost alot and gained quite a significant amount
of base fog. I had success shooting it at ISO speeds between 3 and 12
depending on processing.
You can see varying results with different developers. I have had
success so far with Rodinal 1+100 and HC-110 (B) - but I'll be trying
out other developers soon and posting more results here as well.
For safety purposes, do not store this film (even after developed) at
tempratures above 85°f. and do not keep negatives under an enlarger
lamp for extended periods of time.
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
27 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 Eastman
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 a very
slow film speed or use manual exposure.
B&W examples were shot with a Canon EOS Elan7ne and developed in
Rodinal 1+100 for 20 min at 20ºc. The Sepia examples were shot with the
same camera but developed in caffenol for about 15min at 20ºc.