CineStill Film have done it again, by introducing a new film: CineStill bwXX (double-X) 36 exp. 35mm black and white film! This is fantastic news, as over the last couple of years there’s been a very steady growing revival to shoot on film, with such companies like Ferrania starting to re-make their film again as well as the New55 Project progressing into re-making the famous Polaroid Type 55 instant film, this news from CineStill is music to film photographers ears.
The company Cinestill film, which is run by The Brothers Wright, came onto the scene last year when they introduced a beautiful colour 35mm film called Cinestill 800 Tungsten X-Pro, which is actually a cut and rolled Kodak motion picture film stock, Kodak Vision3.
We’re so excited and pleased to hear that CineStill have released a new black and white film, which is currently retailing at £4.65 ($ 7.49). Thank you CineStill for helping to keep film alive!
“CineStill bwXX is a high speed, classic black & white film emulsion, with an EI of 250 under daylight and 200 under tungsten lighting. Recommended development in Kodak D-96 developer, but is compatible will all black and white film developers.
Double-x is a classic black and white film stock left relatively unchanged since it’s release in 1959 for still and motion picture use. Some of the movies using the classic Eastman double-x film stock (5222) include: Schindler’s List (1993), Memento (2000), Kafka (1991), Casino Royale (2006), I’m Not There (2007), and many many more.
Kodak no longer offers this wonderful still stock to the still photography community so CineStill Film has decided to release and distribute it under their label. This is a limited run will sell out fast no doubt, but if all goes well it will become a regularly stocked CineStill Film’s emulsion. CineStill bwXX is an excellent choice for those looking for a classic film stock to fill the void left by the discontinuation of it’s wonderful sister films, Kodak Plus-x (discontinued in 2010) and TXP320.
CineStill bwXX is an excellent choice for those looking for a classic film stock to fill the void left by the discontinuation of it’s wonderful sister films, Kodak Plus-x (discontinued in 2010) and TXP320.” In a statement on the CineStill website.
Although technically this not a new film it’s fantastic news that CineStill film are encouraging people who don’t know how/don’t have the time to re-spool their own film to have the opportunity to work with something different than whats currently being offered. Make sure you check out the CineStill film website to get your hands on some of the limited CineStill bwXX film!
Information: Japan Camera Hunter/ CineStill Film
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