CineStill BwXX - 120 Film

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A BRAND NEW CLASSIC! Available to photographers for the first time ever in medium format, CineStill BwXX (Double-X negative) 120 is a classic panchromatic black and white negative film akin to the legendary Kodak Plus-X & Tri-X emulsions.

It is an excellent choice for all those looking for a classic film stock with top-level performance and versatility in a variety of conditions. Featuring a variable base sensitivity of 250 under daylight (5500K) and 200 under tungsten (3200K) lighting conditions, it can be rated up to ISO 1600 with the appropriate processing compensation.

Ideal for low light situations, this film delivers rich blacks and and wide range of tonal steps, while also providing very high sharpness, crisp micro-contrast, and a fine grain structure.

Some of the iconic movies filmed on the classic Eastman Double-X film stock 5222 include:

The Lighthouse (2019), Raging Bull (1980), Schindler's List (1993), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Memento (2000), Kafka (1991), Casino Royale (2006), I'm Not There (2007), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Manhattan (1979), Cinderella Man (2005), Aferim! (2015), Frantz (2016), American Horror Story (2011-2017) and many many more.



Format: 120
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 250
Exposures: 12
Pack size: 1


To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Cinestill BWxx over on EMULSIVE.


Cinestill celebrated it's 5th birthday in 2017, having quickly developed a fantastic reputation world-wide for their innovative approach to fulfilling analogue needs. They are specialists in converting rolls of cinema film - designed for movies - into batches of 35mm and medium format film that can be used in thousands of cameras, and developed in any minilab in the world. Their passion is for everyday photographers to have the same access to high-quality emulsions as Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, and The Coen Brothers! Sometimes referred to as Cine Still.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Cinestill


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 Cinestill BwXX 120 Film and dive back into the fun of medium format film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Jessica Goodwin
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Low light/Night
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A beautiful film

I’m a huge fan of deep contrast when it comes to black and white films, and so that’s one of the main reasons this film has officially become a new favourite of mine. I shot it at 800 ISO which is the highest my Ricohmatic TLR would allow, and it was developed by the lovely WonderLAB team, the results were better than I had hoped and are absolutely gorgeous. I plan to buy more for sure!

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Pinhole/Long-Exposure
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A wonderful emulsion finally available in 120 format.
I notice a lot of reviews point out issues with the film - i had zero issues with mine. Which is even more amazing as i shot it through my Holga!
No metering, just the standard Holga controls - is it sunny or is it cloudy...!
Sample shots taken on a sunny day in the UK. Developed in HC110 for the ISO 200 times.
Wonderful tones, no crushed blacks or blown highlights.

Tom V
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
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Very nice

Very cool film giving slightly different results than I'm used to with other BW stock. Definitely worth the price, because it delivers somehow special touch to each shot. Although 200iso could be rather tricky, it doesn't disappoint at all.

John Fontana
Perfect for: Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Contrasty and care with exposure

This review is late in that for the first time ever, I managed to load the first roll of this film with the paper backing towards the lens, producing a perfectly developed blank film!
The second roll went better, exposed at box speed and developed in Ilfotec HC at 1:31 for 6 mins.
This is a contrasty film which needs care with exposure - I used multipoint spot metering in this woodland venue on a very bright day. The digitised negs looked very deep in the shadows, but there was plenty of detail in there in post processing in Lightroom. Grain was moderately visible in this dev.
I think this film would work well for street photography and graphic images. My woodland subject was chosen to see how it coped with a wide dynamic range and it did so better than I would have anticipated, and on balance I think worked well for the theme of light and dark in the images posted.
It is pricey, though

Chris Smith
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography
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CineStill BW xx - Produces great pictures

I loaded my roll of Cine Still BWXX into the Zeiss Ikonta 520/2. And same as other film, very easy to load.

Once I came to developing it, I found that detatching it from the protective paper caused the film to tear slightly so I advise extreme caution when transferring it to the developing tank.

The images came out beautifully and am extremely pleased with the results.