Double-X 100' rolls Special Order??

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  1. sepiareverb

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    Wondering how much interest there would be among apug folks for getting Eastman Double-X (5222) movie film as factory spooled 100' rolls for bulk loaders. Kodak has expressed an interest in doing this should there be enough demand for this one-time order, there would be about 150 rolls total, I have a preliminary price from the Kodak rep.



    Let me know via pm or email if interested.

    doublex (at) sepiareverb.com
     
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  2. Richard S. (rich815)

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    I've been getting it from this guy:

    http://www.releasing.net/rawstock/

    I cannot remember what I paid (it was about a year ago) and I may have gotten a 200' roll but at the time I decided on him over Kodak for some reason. Just throwing it out there...
     
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    Kodak Motion Picture Division only sells 400 or 1000' rolls, some of us don't have the set-up for cutting it down to fit into a bulk loader.
     
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    $100?
    You can get still camera 35mm film for about $30 to$50/roll.
     
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    Understood. I just looked up my order from last year that I got from that link above I posted. I got 400' roll of 5222 for $140. I used a large film changing bag and spooled off 100' and loadede into my Lloyds. Just got an Alden 74 that holds 200' and will be using that from now on....
     
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    I haven't set the price, this is the price for a special order from Kodak. Just putting it out there.
     
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    Is there something so special about this film that it's worth that much more than other films from Kodak and Ilford?
     
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    It has quite a following on Flickr & rangefinder forum. I find it has much more personality than TMAX, an older look than Tri-X.
     
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    I PM'd before I saw that price.

    Now they are just getting ridiculous.

    At $100 per I'm out.

    Thanks, Bill
     
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    If anyone is in a university program that has an eduction discount with Kodak you can get something like 30% off the motion picture films which XX stock is. That is the cheapest film you can get probably anywhere if spooling down from 1000ft rolls. Unfortunately I didn't know this when I was in school.

    I'm shooting down my own 1000ft roll now over the course of two years. It's nice but after while you want to shoot something else. I shoot it at 200 or under, others on rff have pushed it pretty high. It is labeled for 200-250 indoor outdoor.
     
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    What kind of developing is needed? Is there any specific reason its different from any Ilford/Kodak/Adox/Foma/Fuji offering? What are the archival characteristics? I'm not really a Kodak fan any more, after what they've done recently, so for that price there would really need to be a compelling reason.
     
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    The $100.00 per roll price really gives one a sense of how much of the price of a roll of film is due to economies of scale.
     
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    Is Double X movie film different than the stills XX film?


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    Mamiya: 7 II, RZ67 Pro II / Canon: 1V, AE-1, 5DmkII / Kodak: No 1 Pocket Autographic, No 1A Pocket Autographic | Sent w/ iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    No special development is needed, its just black and white film. There are tons of developer combos and timings on the net, there is one dedicated eastman XX site, and a long thread over at rff.

    Eastman double X is cine film, but can be rolled to be shot in still cameras. It has a slightly different sprocket hole pattern, with rounded sides to accommodate the high speeds inside motion picture cameras. It is quite durable as well when handling.
     
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    Turns out that Plus-X is gone because the one particular machine that coated it broke, and it couldn't be repaired any more, same as Efke. And Kodachrome was an EPA issue. They're not all bad.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Really? First I've heard of either of these. Even if true there's a big difference between "couldn't be repaired" and "not economically viable to repair." Almost anything CAN be repaired, or a replacement built, but I can understand if it's not worth it. I like Plus-X a lot but FP4+ and Acros are both great films, Acros pretty much unique.
     
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    Yes
     
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    At $100 for 100 ft this seems a bit pricey especially when you can buy short ends for much less. Check with Fim Emporium in New York City. Companies that sell short ends and other cine films have a rather fluid stock, so a particular film may not be currently available. Here patience is the key for really good prices.
     
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    Ooh, where can I buy that? I need some 70mm.
     
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    It's pretty weird that Kodak doesn't just make them available as a normal product any more. You'd think students would want 100' rolls on a camera spool to save money while learning to shoot, for instance. They still made color negative motion picture film available that way even recently... though now that I look at their catalog it looks like that is gone too. So maybe this is the cost involved when they no longer have a warehouse full of the camera spools and 100' bags and cans around?!

    Orwo will gladly sell you two different kinds of B&W movie film in 35mmx100' for less than half of what Kodak is asking:

    http://www.orwona.com/b-w-motion-picture-camera-films/

    Or if you really want Double-X, this should would provide some incentive to get equipped to deal with the longer rolls! It's only $150 for 400' brand new ordered direct from Kodak.

    Duncan
     
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    I was told it had been repaired so many times that it was actually shot. Tho, sure I suppose remanufacturing the bulk of the worn out parts could be possible, but at a cost which would never come back.
     
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    Just checked with Film Emporium http://www.filmemporium.com/store they sell Eastman 5222 Double-X film for $207.60 for 400 feet. This is sealed fresh stock from Kodak. A 1000 feet runs $474.00.
     
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    Oh, I'll just slit that in half and run it through my perforator, then re-spool it down to two 100' rolls and two 50' rolls! Cheaper yet!!