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CineStill Film BwXX Double-X Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)

BH #CIXXBW3536 • MFR #BWXX-36
CineStill Film BwXX Double-X Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)
Key Features
  • Panchromatic B&W Negative Film
  • ISO 250/25° in Standard Process
  • Fine Grain and High Sharpness
  • Classic Emulsion, Subtle Tonality
BwXX Double-X is a high-speed classic black and white movie film that has been cut and re-spooled for still photography use by CineStill. Using virtually the same emulsion formula since 1959, this film is characterized by its subtle tonality, relatively low contrast, and high sharpness. Its nominal sensitivity is ISO 250/25° when used under daylight conditions or ISO 200/24° when used in tungsten-lit environments. The film has an acetate base with a scratch-resistant layer and is designed to be used in conjunction with D-96 developer, however can also be used with other standard black and white developers.
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CineStill Film BwXX 35mm Overview

BwXX Double-X is a high-speed classic black and white movie film that has been cut and re-spooled for still photography use by CineStill. Using virtually the same emulsion formula since 1959, this film is characterized by its subtle tonality, relatively low contrast, and high sharpness. Its nominal sensitivity is ISO 250/25° when used under daylight conditions or ISO 200/24° when used in tungsten-lit environments. The film has an acetate base with a scratch-resistant layer and is designed to be used in conjunction with D-96 developer, however can also be used with other standard black and white developers.

This item is one 36-exposure roll of 35mm film. The cartridge is not DX-coded and the film speed must be set manually.

CineStill Film BwXX 35mm Specs

Film Format35mm
Number of Exposures36
Film TypePanchromatic B&W Negative
ISO/ASA Film Speed250
Film ProcessingStandard Black and White Chemistry
Film BaseAcetate
Number of Rolls1
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)1.7 x 1.1 x 0.1"

CineStill Film BwXX 35mm Reviews

Great film

By Lee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

The pictures from this film turned out pretty good. I recently purchased a Nikon F earlier in the year & took it & this film on a trip to Washington. Then shot a few pictures around my local town. I messed the film up a little bit by not rewinding it all the way and got my fingers on the first few images. The rest of the pictures turned out great. I used the Sunny 16 rule.

Fantastic film stock

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-25

“BWxx” is Eastman 5222 movie film, and it works wonderfully for stills. I shoot it at ISO 250 with a yellow k2 filter, then develop in Rodinal for 9 minutes, agitation 10 sec out of each minute. Results are rich tonality, with moderate contrast, and abundant but pleasing grain. Highly recommended.

Beautiful Black and White Film

By Lael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-22

This film is wonderful! Beautiful contrast, and wide tonal range. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great Black and White film.

Great!

By Samuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-06

Great!

My New Favorite Film

By Varun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-28

The contrast is amazing. It's hard to shoot anything else once I saw the results of the double-X.

Great For A Studio Photo Shoot

By evelasq1
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-02

I was shooting this film in my studio lighting class with the models in school for the first time. I was amazed how great a film this is. They should not stop making this film because it is great for art work in the studio. The shadows and the highlights as well as the blacks look great after I am done with my post editing.

Love it for B&W Portraits

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-20

BWXX is probably my favourite B&W film for portraits. I love that it has fantastic contrast without ever losing the full range of tones either. It seems a bit more reliable than Cinestill's often more well-known colour offerings like 800T. If I was really going to make a go of it doing pro photography that included film I'd probably just buy this stuff in bulk and load it myself. Even so, I always make sure to have a roll of two on hand just because!

The perfect B&W golf for me

By Homer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

Gives me the look I want in a black and white film. Think pushed HP5 without A nasty grain or unflattering punchy look to skin. It being a 250 speed film allows you to also shoot wide-open in situations that you could never with pushed Film. The problem is availability. If you (like me) want to stick to a film and really get to know it for a long time, this stuff might not be a good fit. It being an old movie stock that's repurposed for 35mm, it'll run out at some point and I'd expect it to start going up in price before that. It's already really expensive and harder to find consistently and I'd expect that to just get worse.

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