CineStill BwXX 35mmis a classic panchromatic black and white negative film for both outdoor and studio use. It has a variable base sensitivity of ISO 250 under daylight (5500K) and ISO 200 under tungsten lighting (3200K) and can be rated up to ISO 1600 with the appropriate processing compensation.
Ideal for low light situations, this film delivers rich blacks and high contrast images, while also providing very high sharpness, a broad tonal range, and a fine grain structure. It is an excellent choice for those looking for a classic film stock to fill the void left by the discontinuation of its wonderful sister films, Kodak Plus-X (discontinued in 2010) and TXP320. This film stock is left relatively unchanged since its release in 1959 for still and 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!