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06-19-2014, 03:44 AM   #1
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Eastman 5222 film

Eastman 5222 is a 35mm black and white cine film, rated at ISO200.
Sometimes it's called XX or Double X; incorrectly I've read.

There's some buzz about this stuff in other photo forums so I picked up some up.
Has anyone here tried this film? If so, any feedback?

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Yes, it used to be available for dirt cheap in the 90s form the "ends" of motion picture rolls
Very nice when exposed as 200

There were several hndreds of threads in photo net and apug
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It is a very nice film, excellent for wet printing, also scans well (usually dries flat). I am finishing up my first 400 foot roll. I normally shoot it at 250 but you can shoot it at 400, you will lose shadow detail quickly though. For developing, I use D76 1:1 @10:00 min.

Unfortunately it does not have a cost advantage like it had in the past, so now I am starting to move to Tmax 400.
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Yes I noticed price is now about the same as Tri-X.
ISO200 is just about right for me most of the time.
Do the negatives dry clear or Kodak pink/purple?

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Do the negatives dry clear or Kodak pink/purple?
For me,pink/ purple sounds about the right way to describe the color, definitely not clear..
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the base is kinda purple.... also depends on the age, the old ones (before 1990) were clearer
the new ones are like TriX
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Thanks for the feedback.
How does grain compare to Tri-X etc?
What developers have you used?

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I used Edwal FG7, Rodinal, D76, D72, etc
IMHO I was an in between plusx and trix but closer to the old Trix320
It produced nice negatives adn grain was normal.

I never got to try it with Xtol or Ilford DDX which should give a great result. Like I told you look for threads on APUG about this.
https://www.google.com/search?q=APUG+KODAK+double+X+site:www.apug.org

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This stock is still used for motion picture production (mostly in schools). The "52" at the beginning denotes 35mm motion picture film. All of their 35mm motion picture films begin with 52.
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I use it often. I shoot it at ISO 250 and have found it to be of large and definite grain. It's easy to process and can have nice tonality.
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