FPP Eastman Double-X Film 35mm B&W ISO 200
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!
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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!
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.
A great easy to use all rounder this probably isn't.
I shot a few frames indoors on a bright day and got some nice tones, but I think this does this best work outdoors.
I probably wouldn't shoot this on really bright days or in direct sunlight as it produces huge amounts of contrast.
Definitely worth playing around with. You might get some better results than I managed.
Whats not to love about a film that was used to film Schindlers List?! Great film with a fantastic traditional B&W look. Recommended.