Here it is! Our own version of the famed emulsion 5222, also known as Kodak Double-X. This film was originally created for cinematographers that wanted to record on BW back in the ’60s and seems like the emulsion hasn’t changed much ever since. If you’ve seen Schindler’s List, Raging Bull, or the latest The Lighthouse you’ve seen Double X in action at it’s best.
The film originated in 1959 and was launched by Kodak after both Plus-X in 1941 and Tri-X in 1954. Do you notice the X patern here? Since then it’s been the go-to film for most cinematographers, with such a characteristic look that, even if the film has experienced improvements through the years they always
EASTMAN DOUBLE-X Negative Film 5222 / 7222 has the subtleties in tone scale that you’ve come to expect, and now it’s been optimized for physical performance. Designed for general production use outdoors and in the studio, in dim light, and anywhere you need greater depth of field without increased illumination. This high-speed camera negative film has excellent image-structure characteristics.
This is an awesome film and you should try it.