Expired 35mm BW - Kodak Eastman Fine Grain 5302
Vintage Expired March 1972 Eastman Fine Grain 5302 35mm Black & White Film!
One Roll / asa 1 / 20 exposures / LIMITED SUPPLY!
Hand-rolled by Michael Raso in the FPP Darkroom!
Eastman Fine Grain 5302 (35mm) is a blue sensitive* positive motion picture film originally designed for direct contact copying titles and mats in motion picture work.
For a unique and special look for your photography, we've now made it available in 35mm cartridges for you!
Due to the long storage of the film over the past 40+ years we suggest that you shoot this at ASA 1! Your results will vary depending on what asa you shoot the film and what developer you use. See some image samples at the bottom on this page.
When shot in a 35mm still camera, BW processing will yield a BW negative. There is no rem jet associated with this film (like the color Vision stocks) and can be developed in chemistry like Kodak D76, HC-110, Ektol and others. This film can also be commercially processed by The Darkroom and other commercial labs that process black and white film.
How do I meter for such a low asa?
You must dial the asa manually into your camera or meter. If you camera can't be set to asa 1, you can dial in asa 25 and set your f-stops accordingly.
25 ISO with a +1 correction would be 12 ISO
25 ISO with +2 is 6 ISO
25 ISO with +3 is 3 ISO.
25 ISO with +4 is 1.5 ISO.
Group discussion on FLICKR - http://www.flickr.com/groups/ishootkodakfilm/discuss/72157624038220647/?search=Eastman+Fine+GRain+5302
above & below: Eastman Fine Grain 5302 images by Alexander Rabb - Island Park, Long Island - Nikon F - Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Below images: Eastman 5302 shot on a dreary, grey winter day in February 2014. Image shot at asa 0.8 using the Gossen Luna Pro F light meter to get a reading. Processed in Kodak D76 1:1 solution 12 min at 68 degrees
* Eastman 5302 is blue sensitive film - shoot in daylight or flash/strobe. Avoid yellow filtration and shooting in indoor/tungsten light.