FPP Eastman Double-X - 35mm Film
Our Price: £9.80 GBP100288
Eastman Double-X film is a famous film in the movie industry. It is the archetypal black & white film for cinematographers and has featured in films like Schindler's List and Casino Royale.
The FPP folk have re-rolled 35mm films from the original 400ft and 1000ft reels so that you can experience the joy and drama in your still photography!
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FPP is short-hand for the Film Photography Project: a US-based collection of projects headed up by the charismatic Mike Raso. They are most famous within the global film community for their podcast (entering it's 10th year in existence) as well as the associated School Camera Donation Program whereby donations are sought and sorted to bring analogue photography back into high schools and colleges all over the country. Not only that but Mike also runs the FPP store which sells a multitude of analogue film products all over the US and hand-rolls a fantastic selection of unique films. We are honoured to bring some of those films to the European market and hope you enjoy shooting them as much as Mike has making them!
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your FPP Eastman Double-X Film 35mm B&W ISO 200 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
First time I've tried this film and must admit that I was impressed. As I was expecting it to be a higher contrast emulsion, I loaded into my 1950's Leica iif, as vintage lenses tend to give softer contrast than modern ones, and took it out on a local walk. I shot it at ISO 200, metering with my phone, and then looked on the Massive Dev chart for development settings. As I'm not the greatest fan of prominent grain, I opted for Ilfotec LC29 at 1+29 for 8 minutes with normal agitation. The resulting negatives looked a good density for conventional printing. I have scanned the film and the results have good detail and contrast with pleasant grain. I have printed a few of the images in the darkroom and, again, the detail and tonal range are good at 10x8". The grain is less visible than the scans but not intrusive and I would certainly use this film again.
This was an entirely new film to me but, given it's history in the movie industry, I was keen to try it. Although I took a meter reading at the beginning of my trip I continued to use experience with the changng light as well as taking photos straight into the light. The quality ans lattude were more than adequate for my taste and only one shot wasn't useable due to me forgetting to focus with the manual lens. Highly recommended
I am currently putting together a large black and white comparison for 35mm in studio and was very curious to see how this compared to not only the standard black and white films in this ISO territory but also one of my favourites, Cinestill BWXX.
As expected it shared a number of qualities with the cinestill, I was really happy with the results and will definitely be using this again regularly!
In part I brought this to teach someone black and white photography. What I found from this film it has an amazing tolerance to different contrast. With stunning blacks, wights and midtone. You can even get stunning clouds without a filter.
The film is rather grainy for a 200ISO film but still good.
Since getting back into film photography a couple of years ago I have really enjoyed trying out the wide range of B&W films that are around. I was really impressed with Orwo UN54 100 which, like Eastman Double X is repurposed movie film. It was then I found the Eastman stock and had to give it a try.
Quite simply I am really impressed! If you are in any way interested in shooting film then do give this a try. I shot my roll over Christmas in some really poor lighting conditions and I love the results. I used my Canon AV1 and many of the shots I took were stopped right down to f4 and below.
I took a mixture of landscape/ seascapes and architectural shots. The landscapes were great but the architectural shots were just superb, sharp, great contrast with amazing depth. I develop at home and my film was dev’d in Rodinal 1:20 for 5 minutes - this is not the optimal developer for this film but it certainly produced some fine results. Rodinal doesn’t like agitation so I gave it one inversion at the start and then a gentle rock every minute.
I’m really excited about this film, not least because of its movie pedigree- Schindler’s List and Casino Royale but also the results I got on an test roll. I’ll try the next films in Bellini developer which is the recommended Dev and see where that goes - check out my Instagram @coastpics.co.uk for the results.
Thank you Analogue Wonderland for introducing us to this amazing film.