fpp Eastman Double-X 5222 35mm x 30.5m (100 ft)

fpp Eastman Double-X 5222 35mm x 30.5m (100 ft)

Item Description


Fresh-Dated EASTMAN DOUBLE-X Negative Film 5222 35mm Film! Film is brand new, fresh shipped from Eastman Kodak to Us to You!

One 30.5m (100 ft) Roll

For bulk film loaders that accept 100 ft rolls of film

What is Eastman Double X? Eastman Double-X 5222 is a film made for motion picture cameras and is used by Hollywood cinematographers for films like Schindler's List and Casino Royale (more info below) Previously only available in 400 and 1000ft cinema reels, the FPP now offers EASTMAN DOUBLE-X Negative Film 5222 convenient hand-rolled 30.5m (100 ft) rolls (on core). Re-Canned by Michael Raso from 1000 ft cinema reels in the FPP Studio Darkroom.

Please note that our film is hand-rolled from Super-Fresh film directly from Eastman Kodak. We do not use re-canned "short ends".

above: Michael Raso in the FPP Darkroom / Image shot: Canon FT / Canon 19mm f3.5 FL Lens

above: Lucas Carbonari shot this beautiful image on his Nikon F5 / Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f1.9 on 5022 BW film - Lucas on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/meccanico84/

below: The name is Bond, James Bond...shot on Eastman 5222! Image from Casino Royale - http://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/December2006/CasinoRoyale/page3.php#

Black-and-white negative films from Kodak have been a creative story telling tool for decades. EASTMAN DOUBLE-X Negative Film 5222 / 7222 has the subtleties in tone scale that you’ve come to expect, and now it’s been optimized for physical performance. Features include a scratch-resistance backing and a process-surviving top layer, allowing:

    Better camera transport
    Reduced noise in the camera
    Improved raw stock keeping
    Decreased risk of ferrotyping

Designed for general production use outdoors and in the studio, in dim light, and anywhere you need greater depth of field without increased illumination. This high-speed camera negative film has excellent image-structure characteristics.

Read more: http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Products/Production/Black_And_White_Films/5222.htm#ixzz2WrWNFKG0

above - below: Dane and Mark of  The Smoove Sailors shot on the Canon EOS Rebel G - Canon EF 40mm f2.8 lens. Photos by Michael Raso

There are a growing number of still shooters using motion picture film in their still cameras - specially Eastman Double-X as it can be developed in traditional BW chemistry and the film has no "rem jet" layer that has been an issue with the Vision color motion picture films.

According to Project Double X online, "...it is the look of Double-X that makes it that little bit special and with users exposing it at and beyond its designed exposure index and in various developers, the images it produces are beautifully rich in tones and clarity.

Motion picture films using the Eastman B&W film stock  include: Schindler's List (1993), Memento (2000), Kafka (1991), I'm Not There (2007).

The opening black and white scene of the James Bond film, Casino Royale (2006) was shot on Double-X. The English Cinematographer, Phil Méheux, BSC, talked about the scene, in 2006, for the magazine of the American Society of Cinematographers." - http://www.project-double-x.org

Sample Images

Image by Luca Carbonari shot on Eastman 5222
Image by Michael Raso shot on Eastman 5222
Image by Luca Carbonari shot on Eastman 5222
Image by Michael Raso shot on Eastman 5222