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!
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 FPP Eastman Double-X over on EMULSIVE.
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!
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This is such a delight to use, especially with a good amount of light, the blacks are inky and mids and pleasantly present. Shame it’s only 24 exposures!
I have to admit I put off shooting this film for a while. I always thought it looked too dirty and grungey, in retrospect, I realise now the majority of the examples were street photography with the film pushed to 800-3200 which is something I probably wouldn't do. I shot the medium format variant from Cinestill earlier this year and I fell in love with the results I got. I thought I would try a roll of double x in 35mm before taking the plunge into bulk loading.
The has a really nice tonal range and I like the fact it can be scanned flat to push its contrast in post. It's not as sharp as other low-speed films and it does have more grain than other similar films but I don't mind that, it's part of the character of the film.
I did have a slight issue with this roll. Once developed the top of each frame was ever so slightly brighter (when inverted) than the bottom making me think potentially there may have been some slight light leak when either rolling the film or the canaster was slightly damaged. This didn't matter as I was only testing the film in this smaller format and I liked the results so hopefully this stock might become my new main stock!
Reminded me of Tri-X, with less grain but more solid contrast. Just wishing this was still in continuous production for daily use
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