Trying Kodak Double-x 5222

This is a motion picture film that has been ready spooled into 35mm canisters by the people at nik & trick. It comes in a reclaimed canister with old school kodak labelling.

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Films like Schindler’s List, Raging Bull, and the monochrome parts of Kill Bill were shot with this film stock. It has a rich cinematic history.

Shooting the film- no surprise, I underexposed. Instead of the native 250iso, I shot it at 800 so that I could carry on using my usual hyperfocal focusing technique (I usually shoot at 1600 for this). Additionally I used a yellow filter.

I developed it in hc110 dilution h 1:63 for 20 minutes, a time I figured out based on the 400iso times. The roll came out with too much contrast, crap for printing but okay for scanning. I was expecting grain having seen images on flickr of punchy grain riddled images at even 400iso. Maybe I’ll mix rodinal into the hc110 next time for a more gritty look, especially if I do some street photography.

The following are from 2 walks.

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Hays
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Tree graffiti
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Dead and leaning
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Farming tiller
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Bark texture
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Connor and Luke
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Sun shot
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Luke / chopped tree
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Newspaper
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Bark / mushroom

The images have a broad tonality with shadows keeping lots of detail even with a yellow filter. The film, when paired with hc110, has a nice look to it. I want to say it has a indie movie quality look to it, but that’s a given -its motion picture film.

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Trying Kodak Double-x 5222

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