CineStill BwXX 120 is a classic panchromatic black and white negative film for both outdoor and indoor/studio use. Akin to the legendary Kodak Plus-X & Tri-X emulsions, it is an excellent choice for all those looking for a classic film stock with top-level performance and versatility in a variety of conditions.
It has a variable base sensitivity of ISO 250 under daylight (5500K) and ISO 200 under tungsten (3200K) lighting conditions and can be rated up to ISO 1600 with the appropriate processing compensation. Ideal for low light situations, this film delivers rich blacks and a wide range of tonal steps, while also providing very high sharpness, crisp micro-contrast, and a fine grain structure. This film stock is left relatively unchanged since its release in 1959 for motion picture use.
Some of the iconic movies filmed on the classic Eastman Double-X film stock 5222 / 7222 include:
The Lighthouse (2019), Raging Bull (1980), Schindler's List (1993), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Malcolm & Marie (2021), Memento (2000), Kafka (1991), Casino Royale (2006), I'm Not There (2007), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Manhattan (1979), Cinderella Man (2005), Aferim! (2015), Frantz (2016), American Horror Story (2011-2017), and many many more.
It is thanks to all the dedicated film shooters out there that they were able to bring such an exciting new film stock to the market. For all the silver halide enthusiasts out there, we hope you'll enjoy shooting this film as much as we do!