This is Eastman 5222 “Double-X” Cinema B&W film.  It does not have Remjet on it, but is meant to be used in Motion Picture Cameras.

The opening sequence of “Casino Royale” was shot on the stuff–These photos are nowhere near as entertaining.

These are developed in Rodinal 1:25.

This film may well unseat Pan F+ as my new favorite B&W film.

Thanks Greg Beatty for the great find!














9 thoughts on “Double-X

    • Mewanchuk says:

      Great news, Jordan!

      I am looking toward acquiring more…did you buy your roll off the ‘Bay, or elsewhere? What are you planning on developing it in?

      …Would love to see some of YOUR results.

      All the best,

      • jkjod says:

        Mark – I got it from in the classifieds on RFF. I am planning on using D-76, I’ve seen some excellent results that I really like from some Flickr users. I am told that if your local shops have a Kodak account they may be able to order it for you…I’m looking into this as well.

        Here is the example I’m kind of basing mine from…I’m about half way through my first roll, so I’ll let you know when I get it developed.

        Kodak Double-X-701

        I’m sure you have run across this as well…but just incase you haven’t

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Jason!

      Now that you mention it, I realize I have some truth-telling to do: The first six images were actually taken with the F6 and 85mm f/1.4G–The last six were with the 50 lux.


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